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#backpacking

George Steffanos
17 hours ago

🧵 1/3
May 5, 1983: It was a comparatively gentle climb for the most part, but I have a long way to go before my body is truly ready for this adventure. The day was sunny and hot, and I ran out of water about halfway through the climb. The heavy backpack I was carrying, and the extra pounds of my overweight body had taken their toll on the soles of my feet,

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Georgia #nature #forest #mountains #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

Beneath a hazy very soft blue sky with puffy clouds we are looking out from high on a mountain. We are standing on a large, almost flat outcrop of gray rock. There are patches of very green spring grass and shrubs growing in places where some soil has been deposited atop the rock. Many of the shrubs are still leafless, the rest have small bright green leaves beginning to sprout. Below the rock are the tops of small leafless trees. The wooded foothills and valleys below us are the intense green of a far more advanced spring season, as is the flatter hill country beyond, stretching towards the horizon.
musari
1 day ago

auf dem Fränkischen Gebirgsweg: das Schaf ist zu dick
#Mähmittwoch #weitwandern #hiking #backpacking

moppeliges Schaf hinter einem Maschendrahtzaun
George Steffanos
2 days ago

🧵 1/5
August 9, 1983: The next three-and-a-half miles were an easy walk through pleasant forests with no distant views. The Appalachian Trail then crossed New York Route 301 and ascended a very rocky trail alongside Canopus Lake. After a couple more miles, we stood on a rock outcrop near the north end of that lake which almost seemed to overlook two different lakes.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #NewYork #nature #mountains #forest #adventure #AppalachianTrail #trails

Two views of a large lake. In the top picture, the view south is of a long gently S-shaped lake speckled with occasional large clumps of lily pads and surrounded by a forest of tall hemlock and hardwood trees. No houses or other development mar its pristine shores except for an unobtrusive low earthen dam that bisects the lake. In the bottom picture, the northern end of the lake has a massive manmade sand beach with several public buildings just up the hill beyond. The beach and the buildings are surrounded by that same forest of tall hemlock and hardwood trees.
George Steffanos
3 days ago

🧵 1/3
May 3, 1983: At a spot called Three Forks, four miles from Springer Mountain, the #AppalachianTrail crossed a fire road beside the convergence of three streams which had become raging torrents. A blinding mass of rain was creating a surreal, semi-aquatic woodland.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Georgia #nature #forest #mountains #trails #adventure #AppalachianTrail

Beneath a gray overcast sky, we are on a trail in the middle of a forest of trees that are still leafless. It is very early spring up here, the grass is just beginning to grow on the forest floor. There are a few patches of bare dark soil and numerous fallen leaves from last autumn as well. A dense fog is engulfing everything. An old-fashioned hiking stick is lying in the trail near us: a fallen branch stripped of bark and side branches.
The Mad Codger
3 days ago

New instance, new #introduction. I started on mastodon, but moved over to calckey for the extra features. Not wanting to be on one of the giant instances, I went for smaller, but had the bad luck of picking ones that inevitably shut down. So a few migrations later, I'm relocating here now.

At any rate, I'm just a guy in the
#PNW that likes going on adventures and #travel, #hiking, and #backpacking. I'm also into #Board Games and #ttrpg, specifically #Pathfinder2e / #pf2e. While I've used #linux off and on for the last couple of decades, I recently switched to #PopOS and made that my daily driver. Online, I try to keep up on #privacy and local/national #politics without being overwhelmed or depressed... which is not easy to do.

I've got a black
#cat named Nef, and sometimes find time for #baking and #knitting, though not as much anymore.

George Steffanos
4 days ago

🧵 1/4
September 1, 1983: The trail down the far side of Smarts Mountain was in worse shape than the ascent had been, but what did that matter to a man surrounded by that kind of magnificence? The AT lunged downward across more of those dripping, mossy rocks. It took me longer to cover the first mile down from the summit than I had needed to make that final steep mile of ascent.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #NewHampshire #nature #forest #mountains #AppalachianTrail

It is late in the afternoon on a rather hazy day. The sky is clear and bright, but also whitewashed. We are standing on a large light gray granite outcrop striated with darker grays high up a mountain. We are looking out above the treetops of a spruce and fir forest towards another lofty mountain, dominating our view with a triangular peak and long ridges descending left and right. Beyond that, more distant ridges cascade to a misty horizon. There are a few green fields and several houses visible in the large valley below us. Most of the valley is covered with forest.
George Steffanos
5 days ago

🧵 1/3
July 4, 1983: Scattered traces of the old Shenandoah formed interesting diversions in a long, pleasant woodland stroll. After Blackrock, the Appalachian Trail descended to cross Skyline Drive in a scrubby area (one of those old orchards), skirted a small picnic and camping area along the crest, and descended again to Browns Gap.

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #virginia #mountains #nature #nationalparks #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

The sky is clear but hazy and gray. Objects grow increasingly bluish and indistinct with distance. We are at a lookout on the crest of the Blue Ridge, looking out over an overgrown field and down a wooded mountainside into the foothills and the valleys they enclose. The nearest valley is a swath of green fields and small farms surrounded by forest. It is very indistinct in the thick humidity. The valleys and hills beyond are ghost in the haze.
George Steffanos
6 days ago

🧵 1/2
June 4, 1983: Standing at the top of that large, steeply-rolling meadow, a rural two-lane curved through the green valley below and up over the next ridge. Beyond, there again were Roan and Hump Mountains and the intervening sweep of balds. The summits were shrouded in thick, dark clouds. Undoubtedly, a cold rain was falling on some poor sucker up there today.

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #nature #Tennessee #mountains #forest #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

Beneath an overcast sky, we are standing at the top of a meadow running down the mountainside towards a valley below. The sides of the meadow also slope upward to our left and right, rather steeply towards the top on our right. There is a patch of forest at the bottom of the meadow. A rural two-lane runs through the valley below, past a patchwork of farm fields and forest. Beyond the valley rise several green thickly-forested ridges.
George Steffanos
1 week ago

🧵 1/2
May 10, 1983: The next portion of the hike was every bit as scenic as the morning’s had been. It was mostly sidehill trail, well down from the ridge crest.

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #NorthCarolina #nature #mountains #forest #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

The trail is following a wide path through a thicket of rhododendron trees on both sides. At the top their branches grow over the trail and intertwine, creating a rounded tunnel with 10 or 12 feet clearance.
Brian Davis
1 week ago

#backpacking #gear #hiking

For your viewing pleasure, the short list of backpacks I've been researching. I looke a bit at ~90L packs but eventually decided I wanted something in the 60L range. I have the Kakwa 55 on order and will report back when I get it.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTzkMjgM09mwN3zu2yjPzNMpcdoZto5ubt5wdUmWkiULTbEDyQIx2286OxMeVorDD7JXadopPH9VyfH/pubhtml

George Steffanos
1 week ago

🧵 1/2
May 4, 1983: I went to bed right after dinner but was not destined to get much sleep. Somewhere around 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning, the stillness of the mountain night was broken by the long, eerie shrieks of mortars plummeting to earth and subsequent loud explosions.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Georgia #nature #forest #mountains #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

Beneath a hazy very soft blue sky we are looking out from high on a mountainside. The slim branches of a shrub beginning to grow out small leaves only slightly obstruct the view to our left. We are looking out across foothills covered with forests of trees growing out bright spring green leaves or covered with pinkish buds. The dusky teal of evergreens is scattered throughout. In the hazy distance beyond the foothills is a flatter lower-lying country fully cloaked in the greens of a more advanced spring season.
George Steffanos
1 week ago

🧵 1/6
September 3, 1983: The Appalachian Trail briefly followed the U.S.F.S. fire road before turning onto a paved road for a while. Eventually, the trail turned off that road, passed through some fields, and reentered the woods. That was the point where the real climbing began.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #nature #NewHampshire #mountains #forest #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

Beneath a hazy, whitewashed sky we are climbing along an alpine ridge crest towards a summit peak. The slopes around us and the flanks of the peak are covered with a forest of stunted, weather-beaten spruce and fir. Ahead, as the crest ascends, the dwarf trees gradually give way to a golden brown ground cover plant that resembles grass.
Brian Davis
1 week ago

The quest for the perfect #backpacking pack continues.

I went down to REI b/c I heard they had a few Mountain Hyperlight packs in stock I could look at. I tried on a Southwest 70.

Pros: Very impressed with the toughness and seeming water resistance of the fabric. Love the simple design. It made all the traditional packs on the wall look needlessly complicated. With a 25lbs load it felt great. Weight was perfectly distributed between hips and shoulders. I felt I could carry that for days.

Cont.

George Steffanos
1 week ago

🧵 1/2
July 7, 1983: A ledge just above the AT along the ascent had a 180-degree view stretching from southwest to northwest. To the south, Skyline Drive snaked around Hogback's green summits and followed the Blue Ridge towards Stony Man, Hawksbill and beyond.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Virginia #mountains #nature #forest #nationalparks #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

Standing atop a high rocky cliff, looking out between 2 shrubs at a scene of almost unbroken forest. There is a valley below us and a rounded ridge dominates the midground. On the side facing us, a small break in the trees allows a glimpse of Skyline Drive, the 2-lane park road. Beyond this ridge rises a loftier and more rugged section of the Blue Ridge in the distance. There are several glimpses of the drive winding around or over this crest. Lower ridges fade into the haze along the horizon.
Marcelo Viojo 🏝
1 week ago

Explore the allure of #backpacking vs. car camping, their unique experiences, and essential gear. Discover which #outdoor adventure suits you best and how to find a perfect balance. Dive into nature today!
#camping #tourism
https://camphikebike.com/backpacking-vs-car-camping/

George Steffanos
2 weeks ago

🧵 1/4
June 1, 1983: Monday night on the bank of the Nolichucky River had been a time of gentle breezes and soft starlight, but clouds had begun rolling in yesterday morning. By the time I reached the shelter last night they were looking ominous. No rain fell overnight, but day broke gloomy and foreboding.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #nature #hikingadventures #NorthCarolina #Tennessee #mountains #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

The sun has broken out on a stormy day and the downward sloping meadow before us is bathed in sunshine. Shreds of dissolving clouds stream past us. In the distance, banks of still substantial clouds reflect the bright sunshine. The lush green grass of the meadow is sprinkled with hundreds of yellow daffodils. Farther down the mountainside, the meadow is broken up with pine trees and hardwoods sporting bright white or yellow blossoms.
George Steffanos
2 weeks ago

🧵 1/3
August 15, 1983: After Sages Ravine, the #AppalachianTrail climbed steeply to another wooded plateau. In the middle of a cool dark hemlock forest, it crossed Bear Rock Stream near the eastern rim of the plateau. I took a short side trip to one of my favorite places on earth, following the stream east off the trail for about fifty yards to a spot where the flat ground ends

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Massachusetts #nature #forest #mountains #AppalachianTrail

We are standing on a rock outcrop at the top of a high cliff. Much of the cliff top around us is covered with greenish gold grassy plants and small green shrubs. On the right of our picture the ridge crest continues over a forested plateau with series of wooded prominences. We can just see the edge of this plateau and several ridges running down to the valley below. Most of our view is the relatively flat Housatonic Valley below us and stretching out to the low, rolling Litchfield Hills along the horizon. Both hills and valleys are mostly wooded with some green fields and pastures, especially in the valley.
George Steffanos
2 weeks ago

🧵 1/2
May 4, 1983: Dave and I only made nine miles today. We were tired and sore and got off to a late start this morning. The terrain was heavily wooded with no real views, although there were some steep climbs.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Georgia #nature #forest #mountains #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

Beneath a hazy very soft blue sky we are looking out from high on a mountain. The still leafless branches of a tree frame the right and top left of the photo. There are small round swellings where they are just beginning to bud. A nearby long swayback ridge runs across the entire view. The ridge is covered with a forest of trees growing out bright spring green leaves or covered with pinkish buds. Beyond, a series of other hills and mountains cascade into the hazy distance.
Cengiz İspir 👣
2 weeks ago

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#hiking #trekking #backpacking

George Steffanos
2 weeks ago

🧵 1/3
September 2, 1983: The initial mile of trail was a meandering stroll through the forest on assorted trails and logging roads, after which the AT cut through a farm, crossing a pasture and going past some outbuildings before turning onto a dirt road. The next mile was all on dirt and gravel roads, at one point approaching Upper Baker Pond:

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #NewHampshire #nature #forest #mountains #pond #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

Beneath a clear, soft blue sky we are standing beside a lake. Brilliant green water grasses and aquatic plants grow along and near the shore in front of us, and along the heavily wooded shoreline to our left. A pair of low wooded ridges running right and left of a gap rise from the far shore. That shore is also wooded, but the immediate shore has a handful of vacation cottages scattered around it.
George Steffanos
2 weeks ago

🧵 1/4
July 3, 1983: I descended steeply into McCormick Gap, crossed Skyline Drive, and began to climb the next mountain. Most of the trail route from the gap onward was devoid of trees. The AT followed the ridgeline of Bear Den Mountain to a flat, rocky meadow. The summit area was crowned with a cluster of equipment buildings and storage sheds and bristled with several police radio towers.

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #virginia #mountains #nature #nationalparks #AppalachianTrail

Beneath a very pale blue and hazy white sky we are high up a mountainside looking out over an overgrown field of tall grass and leafy shrubs running down towards a deep gap below. Far to our right, past a grove of trees, the overgrown mountainside gives way to recently grazed or mown fields that continue downhill to the gap. A two-lane road runs through the gap with a small parking area where the trail crosses it. Beyond the gap the trail climbs another mountain, initially through a large meadow. Most of that mountain is wooded, although there are a few smaller fields along the crest.
George Steffanos
2 weeks ago

🧵 June 3, 1983: The fourteen miles of trail between Little Rock Knob and Hump Mountain traversed one of the most superb stretches of scenery I have ever encountered. The climb up Hump was a bear, but views from every inch of the trail lightened the load.

More of My 1983 #AppalachianTrail Hike in Photos at https://www.georgesteffanos.com/places-i-ve-been

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #NorthCarolina #nature #mountains #Tennessee #forest #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

Standing in a grassy meadow far up the mountainside of lofty Hump Mountain beneath a soft blue sky with hazy clouds. The lush green grass just ahead is interspersed with stalky plants. A handful of shrubs and rock outcrops also break up the green carpet. There are some dark gray rock outcrops to our right as the crest descends into a sag and then climbs over several summits. The crest remains grassy and open most of the way, but the flank of the mountains are wooded.
George Steffanos
2 weeks ago

🧵 1/2
May 2, 1983: I woke up to the sound of freight trains. One after another, they came clattering up from the distant mountain range to the west, circled the woods around my tent, and churned off toward the eastern horizon. My tent was pitched in a small, grassy clearing on the summit of Frosty Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Georgia #nature #forest #mountains #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

We are standing near a tent pitched in a small grassy meadow. It is very early spring up here, the grass is just beginning to grow and the trees surrounding the meadow have naked branches. The sky is gray and a dense fog covers the entire scene. In the foreground a sign tells us that we are at the summit of "FROSTY MTN ELEV 3400" (Frosty Mountain, elevation 3400 feet).
Jason Thompson
3 weeks ago

#SilentSunday #Backpacking #LandscapePhotography
Backcountry campsite in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario.

Looking across a lake at dusk with a small fire burning in the foreground. There are small patches of blue in the sky, but grey clouds obscure the last light of the sun which has set behind the trees on the other side of the water.
George Steffanos
3 weeks ago

🧵 1/3
August 16, 1983: Today began with the final three-and-a-half miles of the Taconic Range: Mount Bushnell with its excellent views, Jug End with more extensive views, and a series of nice lookouts in between. Jug End in particular was outstanding.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #Massachusetts #nature #forest #mountains #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

We are high up on the crest of a mountain, looking out over the treetops across a broad rural valley. The clear, bright sky looks a bit washed out as we are looking east towards the morning sun. A line of hills on the horizon are slightly ghosted by the still burning off morning mists. The valley hundreds of feet below is mostly wooded, but also has broad patchworks of farm fields, scattered houses and a couple of small ponds gleaming in the sunshine.
El Perro Negro
3 weeks ago

One of the scenes that remains very close to my heart. The road leading to town of El Chalten and the Fitzroy (Chalten) and Cerro Torre mountain chain, Patagonia. I have had some wonderful times here over the years.

#mountains #patagonia #trekking #backpacking #landscape #landscapephotography

A small car with light on is on a tarmac road that stretches out in a straight line towards some distant mountains. The jagged mountain summits are surrounded by clouds, blue sky above
Shantara
3 weeks ago

I almost forgot what the clear skies and the sun were looking like after the weeks for gloomy weather.
When I woke up and saw bright sunshine outside, I immediately grabbed my backpack and went on a hike.
I walked along the Camino route through the forests near Helsingør.
Beautiful day with crispy fresh air and frost-touched leaves on the ground!

#TravelPhotography #Backpacking #Denmark #Photography #Hiking #Walking #Nature #Outdoors #Landscape #LandscapePhotography #Autumn

A forest landscape. An early evening is rapidly approaching. The sun is setting behind the distant trees. The ground is covered by the leaves touched by the frost.
Sunset lighting the skies in colorful shades of blue and orange. Multiple cloud bands cross the image.
A winding path through a golden autumn forest. Most of the tree leaves have already fallen down and decorate the ground in a palette of bright colors
A panoramic view across a lake under a clear autumn sky. Bright blue sky is reflected in its surface. A row of trees are standing guard on the far shore
George Steffanos
3 weeks ago

🧵 1/6
September 1, 1983: The trail descended past a water source called Hairy Root Spring (I know — sounds yummy, doesn’t it?) to the shores of Wachipauka Pond, the mountain tarn I had just seen from above. The AT crossed a marshy area and climbed over a wooded hill before dropping down to state road 25, another small two-lane highway,

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #NewHampshire #nature #forest #mountains #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

Beneath a bright overcast sky, we are standing in a narrow dirt road alongside a forest on our left. The right side of the road has a grassy shoulder several feet wide. To its right is a rustic wooden post and wire fence with flowering shrubs and tall weeds growing along it in spots. To the right of the fence is the corner of a green field of grass several inches in height and white wildflowers. A single line of trees borders this field. The dirt road and fence continue past this wind break to a very large grassy field with a small tilled rectangular patch near the road. The forested slopes of mountain rising several hundred feet above us borders this field.
George Steffanos
3 weeks ago

🧵 1/2
June 19, 1983: A vast open field, Symms Gap Meadow, ran across the crest towards the middle of the ridge walk. Some decent views through the haze into West Virginia gave me the bit of a lift I needed. I made somewhat better time over the last half of the day, although I was still not impressive.

#backpacking #hiking #outdoors #landscapephotography #virginia #mountains #WestVirginia #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

It is a steamy summer day with a bright white sky. We are standing on a flat plateau in a slightly overgrown meadow of high grass and weeds. A small, spring-fed pond sits in a shallow depression in the heart of the meadow before us. There are many yellow dandelions and wildflowers scattered through the grass. There are a few trees lining the far edges of the field beyond the pond, most of them are covered with sprouting small green leaves and buds. Beyond the trees, another mountain chain, though not very far away, is barely visible through the thick haze.
Michael Freed
3 weeks ago

I made a Slatt's Rescue paracord belt. I needed a narrower belt for my hiking pants. It has about 49 feet of paracord. I was worried I needed more paracord but the belt ended up being 58 inches long. It will be easy to shorten though. It currently weighs in at 6 ounces. Slightly less than my leather belt.

#backpacking #hiking #survival

ABIV
3 weeks ago

Made a bunch of updates to Trail Assistant. It now does a better job of recommending campsites along your route. #backpacking #gpt

https://www.abiv.work/experiments/trail-assistant-updates

Steve
3 weeks ago

https://backpacklife.com went live again over the weekend. It’s been a while! Focusing on Thailand for starters. Please check it out and give me any feedback. #travel #thailand #backpacking #webdev

George Steffanos
3 weeks ago

🧵 1/4
July 12, 1983: Not far past the shelter, the Appalachian Trail left the canal path, crossed the B&0 Railroad tracks, passed under US 340, and began the ascent of South Mountain. That is the long ridge I will be following throughout Maryland and into southern Pennsylvania. The climb was not all that bad.

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #outdoors #nature #Maryland #mountains #forest #adventure #trails #AppalachianTrail

A day of stifling heat and humidity beneath a hazy gray sky. Still a fantastic view from a jagged rock outcrop hundreds of feet above the wide, shallow river below. There are a few tees on the left, but otherwise the view is unobstructed other than by haze. There is a luxuriant green forest along the near riverbank below. The river itself is filled with rocks and modest rapids. A cluster of small islets, each with a tree or two, sits to the right of the pic. The forested flanks of a lofty mountain rise from the far bank.
T J Bombadil
3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure over the weekend of backpacking into #greatsanddunesnationalpark with the Scout troop. I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things in all my years, but that... was pretty profound!
#colorado #MountainMonday #scouts #Photography #PhotoMonday #backpacking #winter

Sunset view looking east across the depths of the dune fields from ripple marks in the foreground all the way to big sunlit dunes and mountains in the back.
A distant line of backpackers standing on the crest of a very tall sand dune.  Frost is visible in the foreground.
A raven flies in front of the early morning light on a tall mountain.  Below, the dunes are first being hit by light and a bank of ground clouds washes their flanks like a cloud ocean.
Panorama of high-contrast dune crests in front of snowy peaks.
Andrew Briscoe
3 weeks ago

What’s the current best waterproof USB-C rechargeable headlamp (torch)?

Heavy rain killed my Nitecore NU25 UL last weekend. Currently using my old Petzl Tactikka as a backup. It’s OK but I don’t like having to carry extra AAA batteries and the waste of using them.

#Hiking #Backpacking #Running

Michael Freed
4 weeks ago

Lessons Learned on the Adventure Trail:

Lesson 2: How to pack a bear canister.

Typically, my BV-475 bear canister was the last thing I put in my pack. That way, I had easy access to my food.

On this trip I had about 5 lb of food. On my first day of hiking I noticed I felt a bit wobbly and kept having to tighten my load lifter straps.

Overnight I thought, hey dummy maybe having the heaviest thing in your pack on the top isn't such a great idea.

Continued....

#hiking #backpacking

Michael Freed
4 weeks ago

@TimKStanton gave me a great Idea to do a series of posts about lessons I've learned hiking.

I learned a lot of lessons on my recent hike of the adventure Trail, so I will start there.

Lessons Learned on the Adventure Trail:

Lesson 1: Don't pack so much food! My leftover food weighed in at 1 lb 4.5 ounces. Part of the cause of this was last minute planning. Also, I just didn't eat much on this trip. I think the extreme physical exertion made me not hungry.

#hiking #backpacking

Bryan Hansel
1 month ago

FLEXTAIL ZERO PUMP Review

I was one of the beta testers for this new sleeping pad pump from FLEXTAIL. Here's my final review of the product. The gist is that I dig it.

#hiking #backpacking #canoeing #camping #bikepacking

https://www.paddlinglight.com/reviews/flextail-zero-pump-review/

A meditation on backpacking along the shore of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

https://www.michigandaily.com/statement/a-meditation-on-backbacking/

#backpacking #Michigan #UpperPeninsula

Michael Freed
1 month ago

Fitting quote for today... Packed and heading out. 27.1 lb pack weight with food and 2 liters of water.

#hiking #backpacking

Jason Thompson
1 month ago
A creek winds its way down into a valley from the remnants of a glacier on a jagged grey mountain peak.
Shantara
1 month ago

Happy to be back into the #hiking groove after a few weeks pause! Today I walked Furesø loop trail, one of my favorite spots in proximity of #Copenhagen.

Beautiful #autumn mood, a rustling carpet of golden leaves covering the ground. I enjoyed a break on a lakeside bench with a thermos of tea.

Unfortunately, there were a lot of trees broken during a storm two weeks ago.

#TravelPhotography #Backpacking #Denmark #Photography #Walking #Nature #Outdoors #Landscape #LandscapePhotography

A lakeside trail. The ground is covered in a layer of fallen leaves. Gold-covered trees standing on the right, while naked branches on the left are hanging above the water.
Two broken trees - the consequences of the storm two weeks ago.
A view of tree canopy from below, brightly colored in shades of red, yellow, orange and green
A trail is curving around a hill in an autumn colored forest. A large tree has fallen across the trail, and required a lot of effort to get over
George Steffanos
1 month ago

🧵 1/3
July 25, 1983: The ensuing trail was one of the most intriguing portions of the entire Appalachian Trail. It climbed out of the gap over a huge rockslide. There were several tough scrambles that probably did not belong on a backpacking trail, but the area possessed a certain unique charm (if you can call it that).

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #outdoors #nature #pennsylvania #mountains #forest #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

We are standing hundreds of feet up a mountainside looking down at a river valley ravaged by industrial air, ground and water pollution. Beneath a whitewashed hazy sky the AT climbs through a surreal wasted landscape of naked rock — gigantic boulders covered with chunks of blasted rubble. Occasional black, broken skeletons of dead trees grope upward through the barren mass. There are continuous panoramic views into the smoky industrial valley below. Beyond the heavily localized devastation, the valley and the mountainside across the river from us is heavily wooded. Distant views are heavily obscured by the steamy, dirty air.
Michael Freed
1 month ago

A very light and very expensive package came in the mail today! Consider my mood elevated!

I have big plans for this tent!

#hiking #backpacking #durston #durstongear #ultralight

Durston X-mid pro 2 with 8 DAC J stakes.
Durston X-mid pro 2 with stuff sac. 1oz over advertised weight.
George Steffanos
1 month ago

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May 6, 1983: My camera received heavy use this morning, as I traversed another group of scenic ridges with equally picturesque names. The six miles of trail between Neels Gap and Tesnatee Gap featured a long uphill climb similar to yesterday’s and some steep downhills, but most of the trail was nicely graded.

#backpacking #hiking #landscapephotography #Georgia #nature #mountains #forest #AppalachianTrail #adventure #trails

Beneath a hazy very soft blue sky we are looking out from high on a mountain. The leafless, budding branches of trees frame the top right and top left of the photo. We are looking out over treetops covered with the small, bright light green leaves of early spring. Beyond the lower slopes of our mountain we are looking across a mostly wooded lower country of smaller hills and long valleys with green fields and farm buildings. The trees and fields are cloaked in the deeper greens of a much more advanced spring season.
Gina
1 month ago

So I'm off to Australia soon (Perth > Sydney > Melbourne) to see if it's a place where I could potentially live. 🥳

Since I'm in the region it's a perfect opportunity to visit new Zealand AND the Cook Islands 🏝 Obv expensive, but a lifelong dream (the Cook Islands, don't really care for NZ sorry). Should I do it? Or should I rather stay in Australia longer?

#travel #australia #cookislands #backpacking #whatismoneyanyway

Bryan Haskin
1 month ago

#Introduction

"Empowering through open source, DIY projects, and the pursuit of the open sea."

About Me:
Greetings! I'm Bryan, a Senior Software Engineer currently based in Carson City, Nevada. During my free time, you'll find me immersed in the world of #DIY projects, whether it's #crafting , #building , or #tinkering with various tools. I also enjoy the serenity of the great #outdoors often #backpacking #camping and #hiking However, it's the call of the open #sea that truly ignites my spirit. With dreams set on circumnavigating the globe, I navigate both the digital realm and the untamed waters, embracing the freedom and challenges that each journey brings.

Interests:

#Sailing adventures and #seamanship
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Exploring the world of #DIY projects
Outdoor pursuits such as #backpacking #camping and #hiking

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#opensource insights and #Linux tips from a seasoned engineer
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Captivating snapshots of my #sailing ventures and wilderness escapades

Visit my website for more on my work, sailing chronicles, Linux exploration, and DIY adventures!

Feel free to connect for #tech discussions, DIY ideas, outdoor adventure recommendations, or to share your passion for sailing and self-reliant exploration!

Bryan Hansel
1 month ago

Here's the camping setup that I used on my recent bikepacking trip. I'll need to make a few changes to this if I use it again.

#Cycling #Bikepacking #BikeTooter #hiking #backpacking #camping

A sleeping bag, pad and bivy under a gray tarp. There's a bike in the background.
Ripples and Leaves
1 month ago

I took this photo on a recent trip. The weather, the colour of the leaves, and the light just made for a really interesting moody scene.

It's also wild, the more you look at this one, the more you see. There's all sorts of very interesting things in it.

It's worth reading the accessibility description after you've have a chance to look for a moment.

#photography #landscape #hiking #camping #backpacking

The dark turbulent clouds make me want to snug up my coat to stay warm.

The warm sunshine on the vibrant leaves are a pick me up for anyone looking at them.

I wonder what's hidden in those rolling hills?

Oh wow, look at that, I missed some houses along the lakeshore at the bottom of the hill. I wonder who lives there?
Jason Thompson
1 month ago

#SilentSunday #Backpacking #Hiking #LandscapePhotography
Sunset in the back country at Devil Lake in Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario.

Looking across a lake at dusk. The forest to the left and the tree hanging over the water to the right are immersed in blue shadow, but the forest on the other side is still bathed in the warm glow of the sun’s last rays.
Michael Freed
1 month ago

#whatsinyourpack #hiking #backpacking

Let's do a play on @intrepidhero's "What's in your pack?" post.

What is your pack?

I currently have a REI Flash 55. It's been a good pack so far. It's my first one, so I don't have anything to compare it to. The 55 liter size seems about right, especially with my BV475 Bear Vault. At 2lbs 13oz, it's not the lightest pack. I would like to get one that's closer to 2lbs and can carry a max of 30ish lbs. Looking for recommendations.

So, #whatisyourpack?

Andrew Briscoe
2 months ago

Rogers Peak Camping: Day 2

After hiking for 13 miles while trying to create a loop I had to admit to myself I was lost and turn around. I had no cell service and mostly relying on inaccurate non-GPS enabled digital maps. Did have a full sized GPS device in case of emergency. On the plus side, I burned over 3,600 active calories over 26 miles. Was mostly in the fog/clouds so most of these photos are from the day prior.

#Backpacking #PNW #Oregon #Photography #Hiking #Walking #Nature #Outdoors

Mountain peak in the Tillamook State Forest. The mountain is mostly covered in green trees except for part that has been clearcut. Light blue skies.
Wilson River. The river has a few small rapids upstream. Tall trees line the banks with a forest covered hill in the distance. Blue sky.
Very thin “road” through tall skinny trees. The road is not very wide, large enough for ATVs and smaller. Fog can be seen in the distance down the road.
A view of some of the mountains of the Tillamook State Forest. Most of the forest is covered in green trees. Some areas have been clearcut. Thin layer of light clouds above the ridge and blue skies above that.
Andrew Briscoe
2 months ago

Rogers Peak Camping: Day 1

I feel rejuvenated after feeling slightly depressed that backpacking season is over (for me). I’m a fair weather backpacker. Sleeping in the Pilot was a lot warmer than in a tent. Didn’t sleep great but still getting used to it. I explored a new road and enjoyed the sun and blue sky. Legitimately warm outside, so nice. After hiking, I got brave and drove up into the mountains to a new area.

#Backpacking #PNW #Oregon #Photography #Hiking #Walking #Nature #Outdoors

A view of Rogers Peak (middle). It is the high point in Tillamook County, Oregon at 3,655 feet. Rogers and a few other peaks nearby are covered in green trees. Blue sky above.
Clouds (fog?) fill the forests valleys under an orange sunrise. The sky changes from orange to light blue. A few peaks rise out of the clouds.
Brilliant orange sky as the sun rises behind Mount Hood, which is at least 60 miles away on the other side of Portland, Oregon. The mountain and forests in front are black because it is still dark outside.
A view of the Wilson River as it flows towards the Pacific Ocean. Some trees are reflecting in the water before some very small rapids. Green trees on both sides of the river. Blue sky above.
Andrew Briscoe
2 months ago

Rogers Peak Camping: Start

I’m testing out camping in my SUV this weekend in the Tillamook State Forest. Sleeping in the back with the seats folded flat. Don’t have much other than my regular backpacking gear. Plus some jugs of water, jump starter, and extra clothes in case I get soaked. Plan is to explore deeper into the forest than I’ve been able to do day hiking.

#Backpacking #PNW #Oregon #Photography #Hiking #Walking #Nature #Outdoors

Mount peak in the coastal mountain range in northwest Oregon. Tall green trees in the foreground. The mountain is covered in trees. Blue sky.
A view of the North Fork Wilson River near my campsite. There are a few rapids in the creek-sized river. Green shrubs on the opposite bank. A couple rocks in the river have moss on them.
A view of my designated campsite along the river. A silver 2013 AWD Honda Pilot is parked next to a row of rocks acting as a barrier between the forest road and the picnic tables and tent areas. Tall green trees behind the vehicle.
A view down Highway 6 west towards the coastal mountain range. Tall trees line both sides of the two-laned highway. Some trees are green and some are turning yellow due to the changing weather. Blue sky above.
Brian Davis
2 months ago

#whatsinyourpack #hiking #backpacking

Let's talk about cell phones. They are a great multifunction tool so long as you recognize how fragile they are and plan accordingly.

I use a Moto G because of the long battery life. In airplane mode and turning it off at night it easily lasts for a week.

It's my camera. Caltopo offline maps make it an awesome tool for navigation in addition to my paper maps and compass. And paired with my Zoleo I can send text messages anywhere.

What's in your pack?

El Perro Negro
2 months ago

Has anybody used one of these from https://www.flipfuel.co/?

"What is FlipFuel?"

"Brought to you by backpackers to solve a simple problem. What do I do with this box of partial fuel containers I won't take on a trip? Now you can easily consolidate your backpacking fuel & recycle the empty fuel canisters. "

I must admit, I went ahead and purchased one anyway as they seem a great way to consolidate fuel, especially for this weight obsessed ageing backpacker!

#backpacking #hiking

A red Flipfuel device to consolidate fuel
Brian Davis
2 months ago

For this week's #whatsinyourpack

Rope. I have a numbers of pieces of rope for my tarp and hammock. I often carry a hank of bank line for hanging my food bag. But...

I always have a 10' (3m) piece of paracord for Just In Case(TM). It's come in handy as a belt, to fix a pack strap, hang up a water bag, and in a pinch, add some length to a tree strap. I threw it in my essentials bag thinking I'd never use it and it's turned out to be the handiest thing in there.

#hiking #backpacking

What's in your pack?

Jason Thompson
2 months ago

#SilentSunday #Backpacking

View from Snow Camp mountain along Skyline Trail in E.C. Manning Park, BC. September 7, 2023.

A golden late summer alpine meadow drops off into a forest valley. Fluffy clouds recede into the distance toward a rocky mountain peak on the other side of the valley.
Andrew Briscoe
2 months ago

Three Sisters Backpacking: A.M.

As many of you know, I bailed from my trip early due to stomach issues. Still saw some beautiful scenery in the Three Sisters Wilderness on my very long day. I’m feeling much better so far this morning so it might have just been a 24-hour bug.🤞🏼Very happy to be home. Drinking lots of electrolytes and resting.

#Backpacking #PNW #Oregon #Photography #Hiking #Walking #Nature #Outdoors #Mountains #Landscape #LandsapePhotography

North Sister at night. The snow on the mountain is glowing under the stars above on clear crisp night. Dark mode photo.
Mountains at sunrise. Several rocky mountains in the Willamette National Forest provide a beautiful view at sunrise. The sky is orange. A forest of tall green trees in the foreground.
Obsidian Falls. This waterfall drops off a rocky cliff in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Various small green trees and shrubs with autumn colors are on the rocks.
Middle Sister. This large mountain has a little bit of snow from a recent dusting. Tall green trees before the mountain. Pretty blue sky.
AI6YR
2 months ago

Likely I will be conducting an open Wilderness First Aid (WFA) class in the Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, California) area sometime in the next two months. If you are interested, let me know and I can fill you in on details as I figure out times. It will be two Saturdays, cost will be $100 per person. Waiting on confirmation from the group which would be hosting the class location. #FirstAid #WildernessFirstAid #class #WFA #hiking #backpacking #outdoors #ConejoValley #VenturaCounty