Hiking is just Walking with an Attitude
I'm hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail for a week with a friend, from Aug. 19 to Aug. 26 - you can follow the blog posts below. We're planning to go about 80 miles or so, heading south from Cascade River.
Review my 2016 Florida trek - Started on Jan. 3 in Key West and hiked 450 miles north north to Ocala, finishing on Jan. 27.
See my 2015 Appalachian Trail trek - I hiked 315 miles from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7, 2015.
Follow my Ice Age Trail thru-hike - I finished on Sept. 28, 2013.
Read about my Superior Hiking Trail thru-hike - I finished on Sept. 28, 2012.
Check out my Arizona Trail thru-hike - I finished the hike on April 28, 2012.
The essence of hiking is to leave life behind, if only for a few hours, and explore the world around you using only the power of your body.
It is feeling your lungs labor, your muscles tighten and relax, and all your senses bringing new information into your brain.
Being a Hiking Dude is being on the move, covering ground, challenging your body, and renewing your soul.
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Pack is packed and ready at 23 pounds, including food. Superior Hiking Trail trip starts tomorrow! Driving to Cascade River and walking south as far as we can in a week. Weather WAS looking good, but now I guess I get to try my rain poncho the first day. My location will get tracked - Check out my current location on the map.
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There's a small company in Colorado making some nice lightweight shelters. If you are ready to dump your 6-pound tent for something much lighter and just as protective, you really should check out Bear Paw Wilderness Designs. John owns the company, makes the gear, and even does his own youtube videos. He's ready and willing to customize any of his products for your
So, what's your favorite kind of cooking fuel out in the wilds - wood, alcohol, canister, white gas, fuel tabs, or something else? They all have pros and cons, including efficiency, cleanliness, smoke, carry weight, speed, cost, and impact. I've used them all and am always interested in new options that come along.Read More ...
The Hot Ash stove came out last year and it's a new entry in the general wood-burning "rocket stove" category. While an open fire tends to be inefficient, slow, and smokey, a rocket stove harnesses the fuel's potential and converts more o
The number one problem in America is the drop in miles walked per day. The sedentary lifestyle that so many of us now lead (especially people spending too much time making web sites!) is causing us to keel over right and left. Just going for a walk (let's call that a hike) for 30 minutes every day is about the best thing you can do for yourself, and for your family!
Hiking is a sport unto itself. But, it is also the means of locomotion that backpackers use to get around on multi-day adventures. I'm offering information about the art of hiking and all the preparation, skills, problems, and gear used by hiking dudes in moving about from place to place on foot. After learning all about hiking here, please visit the Outdoors Dudes web site for even more great advice about skills for trips and the outdoors.
If you've been surfing the web to find out something about hiking, then please check out my Beginner Hiker Plan to learn how to get ready to start hiking.
Feb 26, 2012 - Lynn
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