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« on: February 14, 2017, 03:54:49 PM »
I've been doing a little walking/jogging/running lately just trying to get in a little better shape and drop about ten pounds. also have been going outside a bit more and going on just short trails and stuff. then did a five mile hike in/out in CA last week to a pretty neat area where there was a river with a few hot springs next to it and that really got me. it was just amazing. so now i'm going to start doing more of this and training to do something much more in the next year. like maybe a three day hike to start with. Kansas pretty much sucks but Colorado and Arkansas look to have some p great trails that are made for 3/5 day type hikes.

anybody do this? thoughts? drugs?


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Re: hiking
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 03:59:44 PM »
fancy creek daris, its only 20 min drive ands its as good as it comes in mhk area
buffalo river in Arkansas is a lot of fun

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Re: hiking
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 04:04:07 PM »
fancy creek daris, its only 20 min drive ands its as good as it comes in mhk area
buffalo river in Arkansas is a lot of fun

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Re: hiking
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 04:06:11 PM »
fancy creek daris, its only 20 min drive ands its as good as it comes in mhk area
buffalo river in Arkansas is a lot of fun

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Re: hiking
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Re: hiking
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 04:09:40 PM »
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Re: hiking
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 04:28:32 PM »
If these 3/5 day hikes include camping instead of point redemption drugs are not a question

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Re: hiking
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 04:30:46 PM »
If these 3/5 day hikes include camping instead of point redemption drugs are not a question

yeah would camp

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Re: hiking
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 04:36:30 PM »
hiking is just hunting with no elk

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Re: hiking
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 04:45:57 PM »
The biggest challenge when making the jump from hiking to backpacking is the extra gear and weight.  Start working on a list of what you think you will need.  REI has some pretty decent printable checklists for this that would be a good starting point.  Make sure to add up how much all that crap weighs (including food/water).  Take a hike with it all loaded up to check weight.  Cut out what you can and then go for it.  Maybe an overnighter first to help decide what you can or can't do without.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2017, 04:46:48 PM »
Well, hunters make their own trail.

Good luck rd, happy to help anytime and look forward to hearing about your adventures.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2017, 06:57:16 PM »
I can't get enough hiking. Weather permitting, I've been walking parks/trails over my lunch break for like four years now. All state and national parks have trail maps available online and can make for great day trips.

The Four Pass Loop near Aspen is popular and looks super awesome. Definitely one you want to train for.

http://www.hikingwalking.com/destinations/co/co_cent/aspen/four_pass_loop

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Re: hiking
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 07:12:46 PM »
Look at this damn pic I took one day during my damn lunch break. One summer, I saw the same great blue heron almost every damn day. No good pics of that.


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Re: hiking
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2017, 07:17:15 PM »
I love the trails. However the queen and two princesses love my Hilton points. We only day hike. Good times though. We've explored most of the main trails around Gatlinburg as well as Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Took a trip to Colorado last year. Oldest daughter and I took on Quandary together. Such a great time.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2017, 08:00:41 PM »
We've explored most of the main trails around Gatlinburg as well as Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

Been to all of those. No one would ever guess how tremendous Kentucky truly is. One of my all time favorite hikes is Mt LeConte via Alum Cave in GSMNP.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2017, 08:15:45 PM »
J-hiking scene is A+++

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Re: hiking
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2017, 08:33:07 PM »
The biggest challenge when making the jump from hiking to backpacking is the extra gear and weight.  Start working on a list of what you think you will need.  REI has some pretty decent printable checklists for this that would be a good starting point.  Make sure to add up how much all that crap weighs (including food/water).  Take a hike with it all loaded up to check weight.  Cut out what you can and then go for it.  Maybe an overnighter first to help decide what you can or can't do without.

Good advice on just an overnight first. I started looking up everything on the flight back two days ago. It seems like a large amount of stuff but it also all makes sense.

The first thing I need to get is a good pack, fill it up with crap and start walking with it. I loaded up a backpack with ten pounds last night and did three miles on the treadmill but honestly think that might hurt in the long run. Poor form, etc. so I scrapped it and now just back to walking and jogging with no weight until I can research and buy something decent.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2017, 08:36:37 PM »
You can get a pretty good hiking trip out on kanza

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Re: hiking
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 08:53:38 PM »
I can't get enough hiking. Weather permitting, I've been walking parks/trails over my lunch break for like four years now.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2017, 08:58:23 PM »
If you want to hike just an hour or two the are some great forest trails by the governor's mansion in Topeka.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2017, 09:01:00 PM »
You can get a pretty good hiking trip out on kanza

plenty of pokestops too

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Re: hiking
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2017, 09:13:09 PM »
If you want to hike just an hour or two the are some great forest trails by the governor's mansion in Topeka.

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Re: hiking
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2017, 09:35:05 PM »
Sorry to tell u guys this, but hiking is pretty lame

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Re: hiking
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2017, 09:39:19 PM »
i've backpacked parts of the adirondack mountains along the northville-placid trail
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northville-Placid_Trail
the longest one we did was 5 days/nights ~20-25 miles
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Re: hiking
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2017, 10:45:01 PM »
I half planned hiking the Flint Hills Nature Trail a few years back.  Never happened, but that's a close option for making a several day trip.

http://kanzatrails.org/