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The fall colors have been great the past month, but the windstorm last night took down most of the lingering leafs. The brown oaks still have a long time left, and all that darn buckthorn is still green - grrrr. We spent a day hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail a few days ago, finding some great patches of maple, birch, and poplar at their prime.
We hiked up Britton Peak, Carlton Peak, and Section 13 covering just about 10 miles. The timing was perfect, but the weather was contrary - it was misty and rainy much of the day. The best kaleidoscope of color was on top of Section 13 by Finland. When anyone now asks me for favorite fal
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Do you know your Beta-Carotene, Anthocyanins, Flavonols, and Chlorophyll? Well, those big words are the basis for the eternally entertaining display of fall colors on deciduous trees. The tree in our front yard is a beautiful maple and always gives off a great display for the neighborhood. This is the BEST time to hike through the woods, enjoying the rainbow of colors, lower humidity, and lack of insects.
Mrs. Dude and I are looking forward to a few days of hiking and camping "up north" to take in the wonderful fall tree colors that usually grace Minnesota. It can be a gamble to plan just when the best time to go might b
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My recent Superior Hiking Trail hike was short in days, but long in miles. Along the way, I had some thoughts that I figured I should share. Some of them might just make your SHT experience a bit better.
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.
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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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.
1717 S. Iris Lane #4B
Escondido, CA 92026
a high elevation hike...fourteener.
My physical training/condtioning will be good (live
at sea level), but worried about lack of O2.
Can you recommend a supplemental oxygen company or ???
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