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Hiking
« on: March 10, 2019, 03:05:29 pm »
Been hiking this weekend. I love it. Being in the woods. Close to nature and its elements.

I decded to buy myself a new backpack after this hike. My backpack is not as comfortable as I would like it to be. But it did not cost much. You get what you pay for.

Anyway. Hiking in the woods is a perfect exercise. I will def do this more often.

The hike was 15 km long. I lose calories fast as... Flash Gordon

The only downside is I can’t hide my chest...but it will be gone soon anyway.


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Re: Hiking
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 08:03:09 pm »
@MeTony
Dear Tony:
I am very happy to read your "Hiking" update.   Yes indeed, hiking in the woods is very pleasurable for sure... the smells, the scenery, etc... much better that being on an indoor treadmill.   I hate treadmills, even just walking at a brisk pace around town is much better than the treadmill scene.

In the wonderful photo that you attached, you look all bundled up exactly like I am dressed here lately and in the winter weather.   The Latitude where I live in central Alaska is "approximately" in the 60's deg Latitude.....   in Sweden where you live, are you inland or near the sea? ... and if you care to share it, what is your "approximate" Latitude there?   That would be a good general indicator of our possibly similar weather and climate especially in the winter months. 
I don't see any snow on the ground in your photo....  here where I there is still several feet of snow and higher drifts especially in the woods up in the hills.

Again, thanks for sharing your posting and your picture.
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Re: Hiking
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 09:04:32 pm »
I used to do a lot of hiking.  One of my most memorable hikes was the Grand Canyon.  A couple miles down an extremely steep trail, seeing a thunderstorm in the distance, and grueling back up the trail to beat the weather.  Which I did.  Then I ate every bit of a large steak dinner the next day!  The hike also gave my shoes a very distinctive pink color.

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 12:39:42 am »
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Dear Tony:
I am very happy to read your "Hiking" update.   Yes indeed, hiking in the woods is very pleasurable for sure... the smells, the scenery, etc... much better that being on an indoor treadmill.   I hate treadmills, even just walking at a brisk pace around town is much better than the treadmill scene.

In the wonderful photo that you attached, you look all bundled up exactly like I am dressed here lately and in the winter weather.   The Latitude where I live in central Alaska is "approximately" in the 60's deg Latitude.....   in Sweden where you live, are you inland or near the sea? ... and if you care to share it, what is your "approximate" Latitude there?   That would be a good general indicator of our possibly similar weather and climate especially in the winter months. 
I don't see any snow on the ground in your photo....  here where I there is still several feet of snow and higher drifts especially in the woods up in the hills.

Again, thanks for sharing your posting and your picture.
Hugs,
Danielle



Latitude 59. We had snow but it melted. It’s about -5 to 5 degrees every day. Mixed temperatures.

It’s a bit strange. We usually have much snow at this time. Now it is just sun, rain, ice. Not much snow at all.


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Re: Hiking
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 02:38:54 am »
I also like hiking. Usually I run slowly to the top of the nearby mountain, the highest in S. Korea, but have to walk when with my family or friends. Even in spring, there is some snow remaining in the top.















Yes. As it is becoming warm, I will hike to the top again very soon.

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 08:01:32 am »
I used to do a lot of hiking.  One of my most memorable hikes was the Grand Canyon.  A couple miles down an extremely steep trail, seeing a thunderstorm in the distance, and grueling back up the trail to beat the weather.  Which I did.  Then I ate every bit of a large steak dinner the next day!  The hike also gave my shoes a very distinctive pink color.

I've done the rim to river hike a few times on the Bright Angel trail, it's an amazing place to experience.  Camping down by the river is really peaceful.


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Re: Hiking
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 12:55:21 pm »
Hiking is the #1 way for most folks to get out and exercise while living in a a walkable community is a huge benefit to overall public health and our quality of life.

I have been working with Trails and Hiking groups for decades and our trails may be the best legacy yet.

It just feels so good to Take a Hike!

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 11:02:20 am »
Now I may have gone and done something stupid. But stupid things are the ones you remember. Haha

I booked a room in a camp outside Kiruna. Waaaaay up north.

I also booked a guided hike to our largest mountain, Kebenekaise.

I invited my son. He said
”You say we will travel by train for 16 hours. Then we walk 15 km to see a mountain? Then we go home with the train...for 16 hours?”

Pause

”I’m on!”

Next summer we will do a real hike in the northern Sweden. Bringing tent and stuff with us. He wants to do a real hike without guide. With just a map and compass. Us and the nature. So that’s what we will do.

Stupid things can lead to good things.

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Here’s a map. 900 km away is Kiruna.

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 11:13:35 am »
That's excellent Tony

Here at 47N the season is just beginning. I so look forward to summer !!

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 05:00:45 pm »
Camelback backpacks are the way to go, they also hold a thermos bladder to keep to hydrated ;D

Been hiking this weekend. I love it. Being in the woods. Close to nature and its elements.

I decded to buy myself a new backpack after this hike. My backpack is not as comfortable as I would like it to be. But it did not cost much. You get what you pay for.

Anyway. Hiking in the woods is a perfect exercise. I will def do this more often.

The hike was 15 km long. I lose calories fast as... Flash Gordon

The only downside is I can’t hide my chest...but it will be gone soon anyway.


Tony



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Re: Hiking
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 03:13:21 pm »
Getting out hiking, running on trails and biking are my favorite ways to be presenting as female. In fact, gotta go out right now!

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 04:25:51 pm »
Cool you people. Hiking is an exellent form of exercise.

Next summer I will be hiking for a week. I’m already excited! Like a child at x-mas! Haha

I will bring some friends along.


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Re: Hiking
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2019, 05:45:08 am »
I'm out hiking every week. I can't recommend it enough. I get really cranky if I don't go out into the hills. It doesn't stop the dysphoria but it puts everything else in my life into perspective and stops a lot of the other stresses and anxieties of life.

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2019, 06:25:13 am »
Hiking is such good medicine for the soul and body, and if I can't go out hiking in the mtns, I at least get 5 miles worth of brisk walking most days.





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Re: Hiking
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2019, 11:20:13 pm »
I live in a hiking preserve, effectively. The whole area just beyond the village is a "heritage coast". You can walk the entire coast of the county from the path nearby and the vast majority of it is protected from over-development by tourist traps. I'm less about hiking and more about diving these days. Almost nobody else dives in the area by our beach, few tourists have the stomach for diving in UK sea temperatures, even in summer - I have the entire area to myself. I know all the sea caves in the area that nobody can get to on foot... and what's in them.
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Re: Hiking
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2019, 12:11:35 am »
@Kylo I’d also like to have the entire beach for myself. Haha.

It’s pretty cold here in Sweden too. Atleast until july. In july the temperature will rise above 18 degrees.

I once jumped into a 6 degree lake with ice on it straight from the sauna. I thought I was going to die. Haha. But it quickly became comfortable in the water.

Diving is also good, but be careful if you are alone. Never good to swim or dive alone if something unexpected happens.



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Re: Hiking
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2019, 12:28:14 am »
I live in a hiking preserve, effectively. The whole area just beyond the village is a "heritage coast". You can walk the entire coast of the county from the path nearby and the vast majority of it is protected from over-development by tourist traps. I'm less about hiking and more about diving these days. Almost nobody else dives in the area by our beach, few tourists have the stomach for diving in UK sea temperatures, even in summer - I have the entire area to myself. I know all the sea caves in the area that nobody can get to on foot... and what's in them.
Im a keen diver as well Kylo. I bet the underwater life in your area is fascinating( and delicious).

 When I dive I like to bring home seafood if I can as well.

 This post might give me the kick up the bum I need to get the scuba gear ready for the season!

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2019, 04:34:16 am »
Here we also can hike in mountains and along the coast.



There are about 20 trekking courses along the coast, which is famous here in S. Korea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeju_Olle_Trail

Some photos along the coast taken while hiking:













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Re: Hiking
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2019, 10:21:50 am »
@MeTony

Very true, not a good idea to dive alone, especially for the inexperienced. I have to however. I know the area well and am experienced in freediving by now. But I appreciate every time I go out there are risks.

I'm sure the Swedish waters are very much colder than ours most of the time. Though I do remember my first big fish catch was when I spent 3 hours in 5 degree C water hunting them out in the nooks around the cliffs. That was a feat of endurance and concentration for me using only a regular wetsuit with no special insulation, since in order to hunt you need to move slowly. Not much chance to warm up if you want to catch wary fish.

@ Kirsten

Yes, I do the same, there are plenty of sea bass and wrasse in my area if you know it well. I only freedive though, I don't have a lot of experience with scuba, I'm sure it is amazing in Aus.

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Re: Hiking
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2019, 01:54:23 pm »
3 hours in 5c water leaves me massively impressed. Ive done some cold diving in Tasmania but not that cold !

 I bet you felt good after that dive especially with dinner in tow!

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