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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.
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I walked 40560 steps on the trail today.
I traveled about 20 miles today.
8/19/17 They say Oroville is the halfway point of the PNT. Tonight, actually this afternoon, we stopped just 10 miles shy of the town. Check out my current location on the map.
I have to pick up new shoes at the post office and they are not open on weekends. So, we'll get there early tomorrow for a rest day and get the shoes asap Monday.
Our original rough plan for this trail was to average 20 miles a day and take 60 days to complete it. Without trying too hard, we are right on that schedule.
Today was all road of varying usability, from paved to eroded dirt. A steady breeze and clear blue skies made the walk through the arid pine forests pretty nice.
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I walked 48043 steps on the trail today.
I traveled about 21 miles today.
8/18/17 A nice 6-mile downhill walk to the Bonaparte Lake campground was a great way to warm up this chilly morning. Filled with water, we spent the next few hours climbing 3700 feet up Mount Bonaparte through arid forest being warmed by the sun as each hour passed. It was certainly a strenuous hike but without cows or bugs it was very nice. The forest throughout the day changed between thick and cool, grey and dead, and space and dry. On one section of trail I counted 75 down trees across the path. It made for some interesting stepping. The highlight of today's walk was the summit of Mount Bonaparte with its lookout and views in all directions. This was the first day since Montana that showed us mountains far away on the horizons not obscured by s
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I walked 56760 steps on the trail today.
I traveled about 23 miles today.
8/17/17 We left the Cowville (Colville) forest a couple days ago and entered the O-cow-nogan (Okanogan) forest today. I had no idea how many cows are free range grazing out there! We got to herd cows again but this time they also raised a huge cloud of dust along the trail. At the end of the day, our water source is a small pond that we chased the cows from. Its still yellow after filtering, but a little crystal light covers any taste. We did walk .5 miles farther looking for a spring on the map but it was just a muddy area trampled with cow prints. Besides the cows and deep dust, the climb and ridge walk out of Sweat Creek was a good hike. Once we got up on the hills, we could see for miles today. Smoke was practically gone and mountains w
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!
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Feb 26, 2012 - Lynn
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I don't know what "lower budget" means to you, but the canopy tents and internal bug nets made by John at Bear Paw Wilderness Designs are really good and cost from $100 up, depending on what you want. See my Florida Hike page to see the shelters we used.
I just want to say thank you.
I was reading your blog before for preparing my first hike in NZ at end of this year's January.
My girlfriend and I went to the Blue Lake and it was amazing. We also got back alive.
Thanks for your sharing!
Down on the bottom?
My questions is?
Is it a good idea to reuse cooking package?
For his daily cooking?
Im thinking about bacteria.
Is it a good or bad idea?
5 day hiking using one packet over and over to cook
All his meals? I just dont want my boyfriend get stomach issues.
Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
Thats what i have been telling him.
One week ago on a strenuous hike with my boyfriend half ways down my hiking pole got stuck in a hole and there I fell and twisted my ankle Dr said no hiking off my feet 4weeks.
Thanks in advance.
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