The Basecamp Gallery

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No New Posts The Four Seasons

No, not the singing group.

4 493 Summertime, not in the city
by balzaccom
Jun 24, 2023 5:45:21 GMT -8
No New Posts Artist's Comments

The is the place to find the larger versions on our header images, with comments from the artist.

1 74 Header Images
by rebeccad
Mar 19, 2022 9:07:57 GMT -8
No New Posts Theme Gallery

Where to find the themed threads all together.

19 797 A Room with a View
by panatomicx
Aug 26, 2023 16:51:09 GMT -8

Community Discussions

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No New Posts Trailhead Register - 3 Viewing

New to the forum? Don't be shy! Sign in and tell us who you are and where you're from, then join the circus. Pick a conversation or start one of your own. Don't be surprised to be asked about beets, bacon, kilts, and a few more things! We're glad you're here.

Sub-board: Learn about Forum Features

5,004 104,017 Where the !@#$ are We 2022 and Beyond
by Travis
Sept 27, 2023 20:13:55 GMT -8
No New Posts The "Good Morning" Thread

The tradition continues, with a tip of the hat to MatahariHiker.

3 6,803 The "Good Morning" thread, Part 3!
by echo
Jul 9, 2023 13:17:31 GMT -8
No New Posts The Photo/Video Gallery

Share your best work. Scenes from the trail. Videos? Why not? If you have pictures to share, this is the place.

Sub-boards: Pickle Gulch, How to Add Photos

336 5,469 National Parks, National Monuments
by GaliWalker
Sept 27, 2023 17:42:45 GMT -8
No New Posts Hiking Partners

Looking for a partner to share the trip? Guide you in a new area? If you want to team up, post your info and see what happens.

105 618 round trip in S utah for solar eclipse
by guilaumus
Aug 25, 2023 1:47:01 GMT -8
No New Posts Trip Reports • Storytelling - 1 Viewing

Tell us about your last trip! How bad were the mosquitos?

915 5,477 AT 2023 - A Contrarian in the Caravan
by rebeccad
Sept 27, 2023 19:47:49 GMT -8
No New Posts Environmental Issues

Environmental issues will be the only topics allowed. That means NO strictly political, election, gun control, or religion. We acknowledge that climate change, land use, and extraction industries all draw people to take sides. The discourse will remain civil, or it will be deleted.

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Skills and Wisdom

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No New Posts The Gear Closet - 6 Viewing

Have questions about basic gear? Get help with sleeping bags, packs, boots, and everything else. What works, what doesn't! Get the right stuff for your specific needs, from day-hikes to an epic long hike. Get help from people who have walked the walk.

Sub-board: Members' Market

1,757 30,982 What Do You Like About REI
by rebeccad
Sept 27, 2023 7:20:02 GMT -8
No New Posts Camp Cooking and Trail Snacks

Talk about your favorite food for the trail. Favorite cooking secrets?

219 3,639 What are your light backpacking cookware cleanup strategies
by ErnieW
Sept 17, 2023 9:24:13 GMT -8
No New Posts Nature Forum

A flower you can't ID? See a bird, a bug, a snake that was new to you? Hope you got a good photo! Post it and ask; somebody will know what it is. Or maybe you know it already and just want to share.

80 1,107 Okay, mind officially blown. Chickadees brains get bigger
by walkswithblackflies
Feb 9, 2023 6:06:03 GMT -8
No New Posts Books and Podcasts

What are you reading? Heard a good Podcast you want to share? Let others know.

144 903 Sierra Mysteries continue
by georgeofthej
Sept 7, 2023 19:11:00 GMT -8
No New Posts Health and Fitness

How do you stay in shape? If you need advice on getting ready for the trip, ask others. Dealing with special diets or medications? Others can help you.

199 3,930 Aye, I be a pirate! Part Deux
by RumiDude
Sept 25, 2023 9:15:04 GMT -8
No New Posts Hiking with Kids

Share your Q&A about kids on the trail; any special tips?

33 344 Spring Break in Joshua Tree
by oldbill
Apr 18, 2023 4:20:58 GMT -8
No New Posts Of Interest to Women

A space for WOMEN to share issues particular to female life on the trail. Men are welcome to ask questions on behalf of the women in their lives. Mansplainers and sexist commentators will be frozen out.

39 605 Hiking pants
by FarOutFarley
Jun 17, 2022 19:02:09 GMT -8


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No New Posts Looking for Topo Maps?

With GPS units that display maps, and websites offering mapping and GPS info, there is still a need for a real waterproof map, now customized for your specific area. Here are some resources...

15 117 CalTopo - how to snap-to a shared map?
by almostthere
Aug 6, 2021 16:55:21 GMT -8
No New Posts Canada

For those who adventure up in the Friendly Northern place

19 99 Haida Gwaii trip report & pic link
by bumknees
Aug 2, 2022 7:47:21 GMT -8
No New Posts Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Washington, Oregon, …Alaska

75 498 Floating "The Nush" in Alaska
by TrailElder
Aug 14, 2023 5:31:43 GMT -8
No New Posts California, Nevada, …Hawaii! - 1 Viewing

Just as it says. Nevada residents are mostly closer to the Sierra, so...

309 2,599 “Adventure awaits”
by High Sierra Fan
Sept 25, 2023 18:56:24 GMT -8
No New Posts Mountain States

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

514 4,541 Beartooth 2024 route alternatives
by panatomicx
Sept 27, 2023 17:03:39 GMT -8
No New Posts Central (MidWest) - 1 Viewing

Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

109 816 2023 - McCormick Wilderness
by driftwoody
Sept 14, 2023 18:56:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Northeast

Maine,Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

74 366 Mount Washington, New Hampshire (Aug 17, 2023)
by GaliWalker
Aug 20, 2023 10:28:31 GMT -8
No New Posts Mid-Atlantic

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia

597 1,528 20ish Mile Loop Western PA?
by GaliWalker
Sept 16, 2023 21:28:32 GMT -8
No New Posts Southern

Oklahoma,Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida

176 1,608 Smokies campsite 32 at injun creek
by bacpacer
Sept 8, 2023 10:15:00 GMT -8
No New Posts International

Traveling the World? Seek advice from those who have...

71 268 Backpacking in Andalucia
by ukpacker
Sept 25, 2022 11:41:01 GMT -8