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Title: Hiking
Post by: MeTony 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.


Tony

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Northern Star Girl 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.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Maid Marion 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.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on March 11, 2019, 12:39:42 am
@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.
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.


Tony

Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie 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.

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

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Colleen_definitely 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.


As for treadmills, it's just a hamster wheel for humans. 
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Tessa James 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!

Go Tony!
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony 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.

Tony

Here’s a map. 900 km away is Kiruna.
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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn 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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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Zefoxe 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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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: RandyL 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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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony 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.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Alice Skye 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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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn 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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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Paul Muad-Dib 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.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony 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.



Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Kirsteneklund7 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!

  Kirsten x.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on March 23, 2019, 04:34:16 am
Here we also can hike in mountains and along the coast.

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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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barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Paul Muad-Dib 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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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Kirsteneklund7 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!

Yours, Kirsten.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Paul Muad-Dib on March 23, 2019, 02:02:01 pm
I did, it's a great feeling knowing that should you ever need it you can feed yourself from the sea. It's also very difficult to catch those big wrasse with a hand spear (not a speargun). The bigger the fish, the smarter it is, generally speaking. With a 6ft hand spear, you need to get within 7 or 8 feet of them while hiding or drifting so as not to look like a large deadly predator.
Title: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on March 25, 2019, 12:19:18 am
@Barbie. Beatutiful pictures!

@Kylo. I’m glad you are causious.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 28, 2019, 09:54:20 am
The weather looks awesome this weekend, think we'll stay closer to sea level for our next outing (hiking the coastal forest).

Happy hiking all

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on March 30, 2019, 11:52:26 pm
Hiked 30 km in 24 hours with a map and a compass through forest and up and down hills and mountains last weekend. Half the time in pitch dark with a lamp on our head. It’s still dark in the evening. We had to do tricky tests to get a letter and then put the letters in the right order to get a word. They who manage to guess the right word first wins.

I though my feet would give up before we started but they did not. I love my hiking boots.

Me and 10 scouts were out and tried to win the competition. We didn’t but we were close.


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Dorit on March 31, 2019, 03:06:27 am
I hike in the hills behind my house almost everyday.   This is Galilee, Israel at the end of the winter.   The hills are alive with the sound of wild flowers!
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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Paul Muad-Dib on April 04, 2019, 07:11:56 pm
@ kirsten

I did, my very first (big wrasse) got away though. Played dead for ages then wriggled away in a stray wave as I was holding it by the tail. Learned a few things since then, never underestimate the intelligence of a big fish. lol
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Kirsteneklund7 on April 04, 2019, 07:33:16 pm
@ kirsten

I did, my very first (big wrasse) got away though. Played dead for ages then wriggled away in a stray wave as I was holding it by the tail. Learned a few things since then, never underestimate the intelligence of a big fish. lol

 I rekon the other fish Kylos Spearos Deadium is getting more cunning. As you say slow gliding movements and staying still pays dividens.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Kirsteneklund7 on April 04, 2019, 07:46:37 pm
Hiked 30 km in 24 hours with a map and a compass through forest and up and down hills and mountains last weekend. Half the time in pitch dark with a lamp on our head. It’s still dark in the evening. We had to do tricky tests to get a letter and then put the letters in the right order to get a word. They who manage to guess the right word first wins.

I though my feet would give up before we started but they did not. I love my hiking boots.

Me and 10 scouts were out and tried to win the competition. We didn’t but we were close.


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 Hi Tony,

             I love the experience of hiking in Sweden you describe here. It seems despite being a first world country, Sweden has much to offer in natural environment and forest. Looks beautiful on your post. After speaking with Swedish travelers in Australia Sweden is high on my to do list. You have such a gorgeous country!

 Kirsten.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 05, 2019, 08:20:24 am
Very nice pictures all  :)

From our romp through the coastal forest of the Key Peninsula, WA last Saturday.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on April 05, 2019, 08:37:17 am
A group of us are going hiking in the Southern Ozarks next week.  Anyone know if it’s turning green down there yet?
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: RandyL on April 05, 2019, 09:49:37 am
A group of us are going hiking in the Southern Ozarks next week.  Anyone know if it’s turning green down there yet?
LOL my wife and I are driving there from Colorado Sunday! Although we'll only stay in the Ozarks for a couple of days. I just looked at some webcams and it looks like it's right on the cusp. Some trees will likely be leafing out, but it's early. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on April 05, 2019, 09:56:57 am
LOL my wife and I are driving there from Colorado Sunday! Although we'll only stay in the Ozarks for a couple of days. I just looked at some webcams and it looks like it's right on the cusp. Some trees will likely be leafing out, but it's early. Enjoy!

Oh yay! Such a beautiful area.  I have not been there in over 15 years.  The “mountains” are not as high as Colorado but the forests are so dence and much greener.  The views are still breathtaking!  Beauty is relative 🙂.

Enjoy your trip!
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 05, 2019, 03:41:34 pm

I though my feet would give up before we started but they did not. I love my hiking boots.

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I like the feet up idea Tony at the end of the journey.....

It's like "Uff da"  :) :)

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on April 06, 2019, 12:58:15 pm
I like the feet up idea Tony at the end of the journey.....

It's like "Uff da"  :) :)

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Haha. It feels great to have feet up after a looong walk. :)

Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 06, 2019, 06:20:47 pm
Hiking can be fun!


Chrissy
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on April 15, 2019, 05:03:52 pm
Everything is turning green in the Ozarks.  We had a great hike!
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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 15, 2019, 08:14:02 pm
Everything is turning green in the Ozarks.  We had a great hike!
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How nice Cindy !

Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on April 15, 2019, 11:35:28 pm
I love your picture Cindy!


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on April 17, 2019, 06:11:23 pm
How nice Cindy !
It was a beautiful day!


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on April 17, 2019, 06:12:31 pm
I love your picture Cindy!


Tony
Thanks Tony!  It was a beautiful day!  It was soooo nice seeing green again!  This winter has dragged on and on!


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Colleen_definitely on April 17, 2019, 06:32:06 pm
Where was that at Cindy?
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on April 17, 2019, 07:51:48 pm
Where was that at Cindy?
Southern Ozarks.  Goat Trail in North Arkansas.


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on May 06, 2019, 01:05:39 pm
Yesterday I tried to climb a nearby peak (called Olum here), but I gave up after 2 trials. There was no road to the peak from my side. Too dense bushes. I was alone, and only abandoned wild dogs, pheasants and roe deer greeted me. 3 dogs chased me for a while, but eventually disappeared. I heard that those wild dogs sometimes attack and kill livestock.

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It took about 4 hours for the about 18 km or 10 mile course.

My Sys blood pressure has dropped from 132 to 114 mmHg after the hiking. It is a good news!

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on May 06, 2019, 04:47:44 pm
Sounds like a lot fun!  I’m sure you could have done without the dogs though..


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Alice Skye on May 06, 2019, 05:17:12 pm
Great to see so many people out hiking!

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: notaprofessionaljustapro on May 12, 2019, 05:05:55 pm
MeTony!

Hiking is the way to go! Believe it or not but hiking (not even running) is a really great workout to get your heart rate up consistently, and not smash your joints to the doom.

I live close the smokey mountains Man! I love a good hike! There are actually some Trans specific Hiking groups in Knoxville TN if you are ever interested in good Smokey Mountain hikes.

Even after my military service, I never buy items brand new. People sell Rucksack and Eddie Bauer gear online at such a super low rate.

Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 17, 2019, 09:11:29 pm
Had a nice hike in the mountains above Juneau, AK (Mt Roberts) this past week....Such a nice warm day there 70f + and sunny that day, pass the sun screen please  :)

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on August 17, 2019, 11:13:44 pm
Wonderful pictures!

I’ll go hiking in a month.  I’ll put som pics on here too. :)


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Rachel on August 18, 2019, 12:52:08 am
Beautiful pics. I need to get back hiking. If I took a pic or two it would not compare to those on here.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on August 19, 2019, 11:29:34 am
Nowadays I usually ride a mountain bike, but occasionally hike with my friends.

It is still muggy here, but yesterday I hiked with my old friends to the top of a mountain where Buddhists like to pray for their children in the front of the statue of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.

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barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: KelKel on August 19, 2019, 11:40:23 pm
I LOVE being out on the trails. I just moved closer to Atlanta and decided to explore my area a bit more over the weekend. I do more trail running than hiking but sometimes the trails force you to slow down a bit ... especially when you get lost and have to climb a few mountains to get back LOL
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 31, 2019, 08:07:20 pm
A few more pictures for the hiking thread  :) today visited big Tahoma, WA (Mt Rainer), for 12 miles of flowers, alpine vistas, life is lovely @ 7000' pass the sunscreen please.... :D

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 31, 2019, 08:18:22 pm
Had a nice hike in the mountains above Juneau, AK (Mt Roberts) this past week....Such a nice warm day there 70f + and sunny that day, pass the sun screen please  :)

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These are really nice pictures. 

Chrissy
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on September 03, 2019, 02:28:02 pm
Be careful with that sun!

Lovely pictures!


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: AllieSF on September 07, 2019, 09:14:58 pm
I hike in the hills behind my house almost everyday.   This is Galilee, Israel at the end of the winter.   The hills are alive with the sound of wild flowers!
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Dorit,

You look so young, beautiful, great shape and very happy.  What a wonderful picture you have been hiding from us.  Thanks for sharing.

Allie
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on September 17, 2019, 02:11:00 pm
Now it’s decided. In last October to 3’rd of November I’m going fall/winter hiking in the mountains. I am going to take as nice pictures as you have. It will be so nice. I’m excited! Hotel room is booked.

This is where we’re hiking. The mountain is 1000 meters high.

Have to pack warm cloths and sleeping bags. It can get below -10 degrees Celcius at night. (Below 14F)

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 17, 2019, 02:14:24 pm
That sounds like an awesome trip Tony  :)

Awaiting pictures  :)

Enjoy

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on September 17, 2019, 04:07:16 pm
Enjoy your trip Tony!!


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on October 06, 2019, 11:52:24 am
I’ve been hiking with backpacks for 24 hours. 33000 steps. It was a contest for my scout youths. We ended up on 4’th place.

Here’s a pic from the highest mountain on the trail.

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Title: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on October 06, 2019, 11:53:50 am
Here’s a pic of me on the mountain.

It was below freezing point at night. But I had a good sleeping bag. And I wore Merino wool under garment all the time. Without doubt my best purchase this year. Never too hot, never too cold. Not like synthetic under garments. Always too hot or freezing.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: BlueJaye on October 06, 2019, 12:53:16 pm
Hi, Tony, I just found this thread. I love hiking and am very much an outdoors kind of gal. Even if hiking in Iowa is more like strolling through very small hills. I can’t go more than a few days without being outdoors. Preferably in wooded areas and around lakes or rivers.

When I was a child we lived almost full time at a campground from late May to late August. I barely saw the inside of a building for months at a time every year. In my opinion it was a wonderful experience, even if the campground was my dad’s hideout for cocaine deals and being blackout drunk and violent.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Paul Muad-Dib on October 06, 2019, 09:02:41 pm
I like walking at night, eyes are good enough to see in the dark usually, on the paths around my area where there aren't any streetlights. The advantage is there are no people around. Although this evening there were bioluminescent centipedes around. A first for me.
Title: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on October 06, 2019, 11:30:29 pm
I’m sorry your dad was violent BlueJaye.

I was always outdoors as a kid. My violent dadwas at home.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on October 06, 2019, 11:33:54 pm
Paul, I have a head lamp that shows red light. Does not interfere with night vision. In a pitch dark forest you will need a guide light to not break your legs if you stumble.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: KathyLauren on October 07, 2019, 08:08:07 am
I love hiking, and used to do a lot.  When I lived in Calgary, I went out hiking in the Rocky Mountains every weekend.  I joined a hiking club, and it was on a club hike to the top of a mountain that I met my wife.

My hiking days ended when we moved to an island off the coast of British Columbia.  We now live in Nova Scotia, where there are a couple of interesting hikes, but we've done them.

More recently, needing some exercise, we have started hiking the railway trail: the railbed of the abandoned railway line that has been converted to a hiking trail.  We will drive to an accessible spot on the trail and walk for an hour before turning back.  Then, the following week, we will drive to where we turned around on the previous walk, and continue for another hour, then turn around.  Doing that, we have covered the entire trail in one direction from the nearest accessible spot to the end of the trail. 

Next time, we will head in the opposite direction, where the trail continues for about 300km!

It is not the same as hiking up mountains in the Rockies, but it gets us out in nature, breathing fresh air and exercising.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 07, 2019, 08:20:09 am
I’ve been hiking with backpacks for 24 hours. 33000 steps. It was a contest for my scout youths. We ended up on 4’th place.

Here’s a pic from the highest mountain on the trail.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191006/5342e175528d46c3976768e508dda8ca.jpg)

Wonderful pictures Tony  :)
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Paul Muad-Dib on October 07, 2019, 07:07:58 pm
Paul, I have a head lamp that shows red light. Does not interfere with night vision. In a pitch dark forest you will need a guide light to not break your legs if you stumble.


Tony

True, and NVG gear is much cheaper than it used to be. I know the paths near me pretty well though, well enough to navigate them without extra light. Wouldn't do it in an unknown area, or around trees. There are no trees on the cliff/heaths here.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on October 08, 2019, 03:45:07 pm
Nowadays I seldom hike as I usually ride a bike. Here there is only one big mountain with ca. 385 parasite volcanic cones called oreum. Some cones are as big as other mountains, requiring several hours to hike.

A few weeks ago, I climbed the highest mountain area with my mountain bike where bikes are allowed (altitude = 1100 m = 3600 ft). The place is called '1100 high land' here. I have used two apps (Strava and Runkeeper) to record my hiking, running and biking tracks since 2013, and you may try them.

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barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on October 08, 2019, 03:54:28 pm
Nowadays I seldom hike as I usually ride a bike. Here there is only one big mountain with ca. 385 parasite volcanic cones called oreum. Some cones are as big as other mountains, requiring several hours to hike.

A few weeks ago, I climbed the highest mountain area with my mountain bike where bikes are allowed (altitude = 1100 m = 3600 ft). The place is called '1100 high land' here. I have used two apps (Strava and Runkeeper) to record my hiking, running and biking tracks since 2013, and you may try them.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48804031446_5dd56c74fc_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48867081296_8c0b1baf27_b.jpg)

barbie~~
I like Runkeeper too!  I like that I can track my shoe miles also on it.


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on October 08, 2019, 04:58:17 pm
I like Runkeeper too!  I like that I can track my shoe miles also on it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yes. My record of Runkeeper. Actually I started running in 2003, but smartphones with a GPS were not available then.

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barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on October 08, 2019, 05:22:28 pm
A problem of Runkeeper is that it can malfunction in long-distance tracking. Last year, I rode a bike around the island where I live, and I found that Runkeeper stopped working in about 10 hours. It was about 100 mile (160 km) riding, but fortunately, I could recover the record from Google map. After that incident, I changed to Strava. But I still use Runkeeper to keep and be compatible with the old records.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48867677767_229215dfaa_b.jpg)

For long-distance hiking, I guess Strava may be better.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on October 08, 2019, 11:54:17 pm
I also use Runkeeper. It drains my battery when I’m on long hikes, it can track in the background but it is not an optimal solusion, it does not work all the time.

Never heared of Strava. Will check it out. Maybe it will work in Europe too.


Tony
Title: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 01, 2019, 10:59:39 am
Today I’ve been hiking up a trail to the top of a 1200m (3937 feet) high mountain. I have sore muscles everywhere. It took us 4 hours to get to the top and down.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on November 01, 2019, 01:39:01 pm
Today I’ve been hiking up a trail to the top of a 1200m (3937 feet) high mountain. I have sore muscles everywhere. It took us 4 hours to get to the top and down.

It looks very cold at the top of the mountain. If it is very windy, it will be difficult to stay at the top for a long time.

A few weeks ago, I confirmed that Runkeeper can track my bike riding for more than 12 hours with my new Note 10 plus phone.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48894493626_1643866527_b.jpg)

barbie~~
Title: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 01, 2019, 04:27:36 pm
It was windy. Propably -10 degrees Celsius (14 F) in the wind. We cooked our food at the top and had to have gloves on to not freeze our fingers off. We put our bags to block the wind so that the stove would not fade out.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191101/539b59b145968973a6928befd51c034b.jpg)


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 02, 2019, 09:46:06 am
@MeTony - Enjoyed your pictures, especially the one with the sun just behind you at low angle, that looks brrrrr and so cool !

@Barbie - I just have to say your legs are amazing !

Best

C -
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on November 02, 2019, 10:13:49 am
It was windy. Propably -10 degrees Celsius (14 F) in the wind. We cooked our food at the top and had to have gloves on to not freeze our fingers off. We put our bags to block the wind so that the stove would not fade out.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191101/539b59b145968973a6928befd51c034b.jpg)


Tony

I remember that climbing up kept my body warm, but it became suddenly cold when reaching the top as the body sweat got cold and I no longer was active. Still, I do not like hiking to the top in the winter, but some people here enjoy hiking to snowy mountains. Yes. It feels relatively warm in the snow.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on November 02, 2019, 10:16:34 am
@barbie - I just have to say your legs are amazing !

Thanks! But, some people think my legs are weak as they are too thin. I reply that zebras with the thin legs are far faster than hippos.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 02, 2019, 10:50:20 am
I remember that climbing up kept my body warm, but it became suddenly cold when reaching the top as the body sweat got cold and I no longer was active. Still, I do not like hiking to the top in the winter, but some people here enjoy hiking to snowy mountains. Yes. It feels relatively warm in the snow.

barbie~~


Layers of cloths is the trick. Wool closest to your body. Second layer wool or fleece. Windstopper as the outmost layer.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 02, 2019, 03:37:25 pm
I reply that zebras with the thin legs are far faster than hippos.

barbie~~


Hahaha. True! You are so funny! :D


Tony
Title: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 03, 2019, 01:41:09 pm
Second hike was 10 km long. Not as cold. Not as high up. We hiked most of the time below the tree border. We were above tree border when we cooked our meal.


Here’s a wonderful picture from when we crossed the tree border.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 03, 2019, 01:44:40 pm

A few weeks ago, I confirmed that Runkeeper can track my bike riding for more than 12 hours with my new Note 10 plus phone.


barbie~~

Doesn’t RunKeeper run the battery out? It feels like it does for me. After 6 hours hiking I need to charge my phone again.

Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CindyLouFromCO on November 06, 2019, 09:44:45 am
Doesn’t RunKeeper run the battery out? It feels like it does for me. After 6 hours hiking I need to charge my phone again.

Tony
She did say that.  I only use it for running.  I only run 5k to 7k when I run so I can’t truly confirm..  I don’t use it when I hike..


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on November 06, 2019, 10:32:08 am
Doesn’t RunKeeper run the battery out? It feels like it does for me. After 6 hours hiking I need to charge my phone again.

Tony

Although my new Galaxy Note 10+ seems to last for more than 12 hours, I usually carry a portable charger when I bike for > 6 hours. Also, it helps me find out routes.

barbie~~
I once
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 06, 2019, 11:14:06 am
Cool. Maybe Galaxy has a better battery than iPhone. Remembered My iPhone is 2 years old. Lol. Maybe that is the reason.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on November 06, 2019, 11:16:27 am
I once get lost in the mountain. The GPS of my phone did not work well, as it was a so remote area. Actually, the GPS made me confused more, as it directed me to wrong ways. I was alone.

As the battery was nearly dead, I had to call 119 ("911" in the US) to let the emergency service know my last position. While speaking to the man in the emergency service, suddenly I heard the loud sounds of mountain hikers. The well-known trail (marked as a blue line in the map) was just 10 meters (less than 30 feet) away from my position, but I could not see the trail because of the wildwood. I realized that I went around and around there because the GPS did not work properly.

The red line is where I hiked. As there was no trail, I had to climb over endless fallen trees.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49024124228_5e3b4ca82c_b.jpg)

My Runkeeper record showed that the GPS worked intermittently.

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I was so much thirsty and drank the water of swamps, which contained some insects. I was so glad that I could hear the voice of a human being. I saw one young man in the trail carrying a bottle of water in his hands, asking him some of it. But virtually I took it by force, drinking all.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 06, 2019, 12:14:58 pm
Ouch. It must have been scary.

I always carry a map and a compass when hiking. I don’t trust my phone to work 100%. Especially if it needs to be recharged after 6 hours.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on November 07, 2019, 10:25:08 am
Ouch. It must have been scary.

I always carry a map and a compass when hiking. I don’t trust my phone to work 100%. Especially if it needs to be recharged after 6 hours.


Tony

Yes. I was scared, especially when I realized that I was at the same spot for 3 times.

I did not prepare any water or map, because I was out just to stroll around my home, not to hike. I saw an unknown trail and decided to explore it. It was very long, and I once thought I have better go back but still walked along the trail to see where the trail ends.

Without a map or a compass, the direction is very simple. Climbing up will lead me to the top where there are many hikers, or climbing down to my home. After passing a certain point, climbing up seemed easier than climbing down. A desperate moment was that I thought I continued to climb up, but realized that I returned to the same spot, partially due to the GPS malfunction.

It was my memorable mistake, but it ends happily. I drank a lot of beer after climbing down. I learned something.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 07, 2019, 10:29:57 am
That’s the good part. We learn something new every time.

I’m glad it all went well for you. I guess The beer tasted better than ever? ;)


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Jin on November 07, 2019, 11:53:51 am
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Out on the trail last summer, living life and loving life.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on November 07, 2019, 02:49:57 pm
Nice bridge. Trails are wonderful.

Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: JennyTG on February 04, 2020, 05:24:06 pm
I hit some amazing trails in SoCal last I was over there, I forget the locations though, I miss those days :(

I don't hike so much now - mostly cycling, running and weights occupy my time these days.

~Jenny~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on March 05, 2020, 06:53:27 am
Came home from the psych hospital yesterday. Hiked about 8 km today. Took me 2,5 hours. 2 hours walking, 30 minutes coffee break. It was amazing to come out in the nature again. I hiked on my own. Noone wanted to join me. But hiking alone is also an adventure. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200305/eab94c8e2dd9c0a06778e203cea7e01d.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 05, 2020, 07:01:57 am
Beautiful pictures Tony, spring is coming  :)
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 05, 2020, 09:01:41 am
@MeTony
Dear Tony:

I am glad to read and to see that you are doing better now....   there is nothing better than getting out in nature's beauty and to hike around to clear your head.... great therapy for sure!!!

Beautiful photos of your hiking adventure yesterday.... 
.....wow, it must be much warmer there than it is where I live.

Here the temps are still well below ZERO (f) and snow and ice on the ground. 
Right now the temperature is minus -33 degrees (f)   .....
..... in your temperature scale that translates to minus -36 deg (C)

I can hardly wait for spring to arrive in another month or two.... I love hiking in the hills and mountains here... you may recall some pictures that I have posted in the past during spring and summer.


Thank you for posting and sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Tessa James on March 26, 2020, 01:37:20 pm
Wow!  Seems a huge number of people are now getting the message about hiking for health as so many are home and feeling stressed.  One variable for determining community health is our local access to trails and green spaces.  I chair the Northwest Coast Trails Coalition here on the upper left edge of Oregon and am getting a lot more inquiries about where to access trails.  No doubt about it, nature deficit disorder is a real thing!  Even a ten minute stroll down our paths and trails can alleviate some of our angst and suffuse us with joy.  Bird song, sunshine and even a sprinkle are part of the cure. 

And then, i'm kinda preaching to the choir, as you smart folks are likely to already incorporate hiking as part of your routines.  Thanks for being out there and please share you favorite trails in real time with friends and families who have a greater need than ever to Take A Hike! :D
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 27, 2020, 08:36:15 am
I chair the Northwest Coast Trails Coalition here on the upper left edge of Oregon

Way cool (above), and such a beautiful place you are. Totally agree being out in nature, disconnected from the madness.

C
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Tess100 on March 27, 2020, 08:06:44 pm
Being lost is no fun. With regards to Phone gps, I have used Gaia app on the IPhone for 5 or so years with success. I do all off trail bushwacking where there is little to no cell coverage. The key is to preplan your area and make sure to load the appropriate maps then you can rely on the GPS in your phone and not the cell phone signal which is often times off location significantly. If you turn off the cell coverage and Bluetooth the battery life will be greatly extended. I love having the mapping and GPS to get off the trail and explore.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Tessa James on March 27, 2020, 11:58:03 pm
Way cool (above), and such a beautiful place you are. Totally agree being out in nature, disconnected from the madness.

C

Hey Neighbor,  It may be some time before gatherings are going to feel right but I hope we get to take a stroll some fine day soon.  You know we live in paradise.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on March 28, 2020, 03:00:25 am
I ALWAYS have a real map and compass with me if I hike in places I don’t know.

Learn how to read a map with compass, that is a lifesaver if you drop your phone.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Tess100 on March 28, 2020, 09:20:46 am
@MeTony
I am in full agreement with you on a map and compass. Electronics are always prone to failure plus maps are fun to look at and markup with notes.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on April 05, 2020, 02:09:14 pm
Been on a little trip today. It was amazing to be out in the nature again. This is 30 min drive from home.

There was people in the forest. But not very much.

The third picture is an overgrown bunker from WWII.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on May 23, 2020, 06:41:20 am
Me hiking again. 24 km. One night out in a tent. I have sore muscles but I’m ready to go for next adventure soon.

Sunrises are magic. Just me and the birds are awake.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 23, 2020, 08:02:11 am
Me hiking again. 24 km. One night out in a tent. I have sore muscles but I’m ready to go for next adventure soon.

Sunrises are magic. Just me and the birds are awake.

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Very nice Tony  :)

How fun

C
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on June 17, 2020, 03:43:20 pm
Time to revive this old thread. On saturday I will go on my next hike. I will put up some beautiful pictures of sunrises and stuff here.

I am bringing my sister with me. She is excited and has very optimistic thoughts about how far we will hike in one day. But I have stopped her a bit. 3 km/h is what she has to count. Her one-day-trip became a 3-day-trip. Over mountains is not like walking on a road. Propable even slower than 3 km/h.


Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on June 18, 2020, 03:27:06 pm
Nowadays I hike to a small mountain near my house. It takes less than 1 hour, but helps me keep healthy.

A few days ago, I chased the cloud looking like a lens to the mountain.

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The lens cloud scattered soon.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on June 22, 2020, 03:03:57 am
Lovely pictures Barbie.


We were only out for 1 day and one night. There tiny insects bit my sister. She now looks like she has smallpox. They are called ”knott” in Swedish .

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The hike, 10 km, was nice. But hot. It was about 30 degrees and we drank a lot of water. All but my son and sister. I had to give them a salt/sugar solusion in the evening to get rid of the head ache and told them to drink more water.

Here’s me at a break, 3 km left to hike.

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A mosquito net is essential in a forest in northern Sweden.

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Our camping site. A nice lady invited us to camp on her yard. We did not need to camp in the forest.

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Here’s my son. Out fishing in the forest. I love the nature. The lake was like a mirror.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200622/85e903b5abadbf7e772b1d97591e5b58.jpg)



Tony
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on June 22, 2020, 03:07:35 am
The small insects are called gnat in English. I looked it up. There were thousands of them. They bit you everywhere. I am lucky the bites don’t bother me. No itch no nothing. My worst bites are on my leg. Wore shorts.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: RandyL on June 22, 2020, 10:36:43 am
In North America, gnats don't bite, they just get in your nose and eyes. The ones that bite, we call blackflies. Yes they are evil although usually the bites don't last as long as mosquito bites. Also called no-see-ums. You have to have a fine-mesh net to keep them out.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on June 22, 2020, 08:39:13 pm
Beautiful nature phots, MeTony.

We also have many mosquitoes at my house, but less than the downtown areas. As I usually run in the mountains, insects seldom land on my skin to bite.

I tend to be careful of tick in the mountains here. Ticks can transmit SFTS (Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome ) virus. Its symptoms are similar to Covid-19. The fatality is very high.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_fever_with_thrombocytopenia_syndrome

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At my house, I can see the sea, which is sometimes covered by fog. In the mountains, the scenery is clearer. Near the coast is the downtown area.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50035839747_6dff22f410_b.jpg)

barbie~~

Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on June 23, 2020, 01:40:01 am
Ticks. Hate them. They don’t like me though. I seldome get bit. But I’ve had Lyme disease three times.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Liina on June 24, 2020, 08:31:19 am
Great hiking photos Tony, it is fabulous that you get out so much, wow. Yes I bet the insects are ferocious at certain times of the year. It is amazing to me to see the left over history from WW2 scattered about, lots of history in the forest. It is so awesome to have places to go see in nature so close by.  Thanks for sharing and have fun hiking.
Liina

Been on a little trip today. It was amazing to be out in the nature again. This is 30 min drive from home.

There was people in the forest. But not very much.

The third picture is an overgrown bunker from WWII.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Liina on June 24, 2020, 08:36:20 am
Hi Barbie, yes ticks are nasty little bugs, we get them in the spring through to summer and make it creepy knowing they could be crawling all over you. For us we see loads of the on trails in areas where there is lots of wildlife. One of my in laws had 2 of them embedded in his chest and armpit a week ago after a hike. Dogs get em all over if we don't check right away. Keep eyes open for them..
Liina

Beautiful nature phots, MeTony.

We also have many mosquitoes at my house, but less than the downtown areas. As I usually run in the mountains, insects seldom land on my skin to bite.

I tend to be careful of tick in the mountains here. Ticks can transmit SFTS (Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome ) virus. Its symptoms are similar to Covid-19. The fatality is very high.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_fever_with_thrombocytopenia_syndrome

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At my house, I can see the sea, which is sometimes covered by fog. In the mountains, the scenery is clearer. Near the coast is the downtown area.

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barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: anne_indy on June 24, 2020, 12:26:16 pm
You have a beautiful view, Barbie. I was on Jeju island 6-7 years ago, and we really enjoyed it. But we were only there for 2 days, so didn’t get to see all of its beauty. The driver who took us around thought we enjoy the more touristy sites, but in retrospect, I would have loved to have spent some time hiking or biking there.


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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 24, 2020, 01:06:49 pm
@MeTony
Dear Tony: 
Your hiking pictures are terrific.  It is nice for me and the rest of your followers to to along with you as you hike around in your area.

You live in the far northern latitudes as I do, so I am certain that you have lots of biting bugs and mosquitoes for a couple months of warmer, sunny, summer weather.   

In some areas where I do my hiking in the hills the mosquitoes are very thick...   they only have a couple months to propagate and breed, so they are very busy for a short while. 
In Alaska, we call them our "State Bird"   LOL !!!  ;) :o

This time of year I don't venture out without bug repellent spray.... and yes, I am very careful to avoid the Ticks.

Thank you for sharing and posting...
Best wishes to you,
Danielle

Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on June 24, 2020, 02:21:26 pm
Looks like chicken pox. Lol.

This is only parts of my body.

Left and right legs.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on June 25, 2020, 05:40:08 pm
You have a beautiful view, Barbie. I was on Jeju island 6-7 years ago, and we really enjoyed it. But we were only there for 2 days, so didn’t get to see all of its beauty. The driver who took us around thought we enjoy the more touristy sites, but in retrospect, I would have loved to have spent some time hiking or biking there.

Glad to hear from you, B.

Jeju island has changed a lot during the past several years. I invited an old German professor in 2012-2014, and he complained that he could not see any German car in the streets of Jeju island. I replied that there are a lot of German cars in the mainland.

Nowadays I can see many German cars here in Jeju island with car dealers and service centers. The real estate price has doubled on average over the entire island, with some extreme cases, more than 10 times. Conflicts between developers and environmentalists and between local and mainland people are always widespread. An example is regarding the construction of the 2nd airport, which is now temporarily halted.

I wish to visit the eastern US again, but the COVID-19 does not allow any immediate plan. Nowadays I sometimes flash back to the moment of visiting Smokey mountains with my kids 20 years ago.

Staying healthy,

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on June 25, 2020, 05:45:57 pm
Looks like chicken pox. Lol.

This is only parts of my body.

Left and right legs.

I am sure that excellent ointments are available in nearby stores.

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on June 25, 2020, 06:05:22 pm
Hi Barbie, yes ticks are nasty little bugs, we get them in the spring through to summer and make it creepy knowing they could be crawling all over you. For us we see loads of the on trails in areas where there is lots of wildlife. One of my in laws had 2 of them embedded in his chest and armpit a week ago after a hike. Dogs get em all over if we don't check right away. Keep eyes open for them..
Liina

Yes. Bugs never stop annoying human species. Yesterday, two electric repairmen came to my house and kept the door open for 1 hour. Now, we need to kill mosquitoes with insecticide spray. The Monsoon started this week. Mosquitoes tend to suck blood during the spawning season, immediately after the Monsoon.

barbie~~

Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Liina on June 28, 2020, 09:20:13 am
Hi Barbie, those "pesky Mozzies", I have those mosquitoes around my home from mid May sometimes to midi September all summer long. If I ignored them the do not bug me, mostly. Ya know you try to open the door with arms full of groceries and bang they get you on the back of your shoulders...ah yes them Mozzies.

Liina
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Liina on June 28, 2020, 09:24:03 am
Geez Tony, they got you for sure.  In the mountains we get a combination of all sorts of bitey bugs in the summer, I seen many folks with limbs that look like yours in the summer time. Some years better that others, I guess that is a price we pay for by loving nature and being in it. Tough part I think is don't scratch...leave them or they really itch.
Liina
Looks like chicken pox. Lol.

This is only parts of my body.

Left and right legs.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on June 29, 2020, 12:23:23 am
Yes. The tough part is not to scratch. At the same time it’s the only thing that helps - to not scratch.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 29, 2020, 05:41:07 pm
Yes. The tough part is not to scratch. At the same time it’s the only thing that helps - to not scratch.

@MeTony

Dear Tony:
Exactly correct... but sometimes very difficult to do.
The price of enjoying the great outdoors in the summer months.   
I have the same issues with biting bugs here in Alaska.

Thank you for sharing your adventures.


Danielle
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Liina on July 04, 2020, 09:44:40 am
Those darn bugs do drive itch factor, however the worse which is where maybe I got some of my ability to not scratch those bites was a round of chicken pox as you related the look too Tony, it was earlier in my life where I could not touch them. That was the absolute worst jeepers, I had calamine lotion all over and it just barely helped.
Liina
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: JennyTG on July 18, 2020, 06:13:04 am
I used to do a lot of tramping up to lookouts as we live near a large mountain range but I just don't care for it anymore.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: ramilove on July 18, 2020, 09:39:27 am
39 degrees north 9400 feet elevation, I love to hike need to do more. 
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on July 19, 2020, 01:14:57 pm
Went hiking today. 12 km. It was very various landscape and trail. Had to watch carefully where I put my feet. I did it all solo. Nobody wanted to/could join me.

First bits were in the forest. And 2/3 of the remaining trail was by the coast. The ocean was calm today. But the wind made it hard to feel how hot the sun was. I burned my neck and face. Oh well.




This first pic is when I have about 5 km left. I sit and wonder what the hell I’ve dragged myself into this time. Very steep climbs over rocks. Almost killed me.
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These are some of the rocks on this trail.

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But the prize you get when you get on top of the mountain is breathtaking.
 


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And a picture from the forest. The trees are old and very tall.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on July 19, 2020, 03:37:51 pm
This stretching movement is my favorite one to prevent leg injury or cramp before going out for running or hiking. Repeat 20 times for each leg. After a full-course marathon, this movement will relax your leg muscle immediately. For long-distance hiking, this will also help.

It is difficult to stretch out your knees fully first, but after practicing several times, anybody can do it. I knew it when I was learning a martial art about 30 years ago. It has helped me prevent leg injury ever since I started running in 2003.

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Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on July 19, 2020, 07:09:18 pm
Thank you very much Barbie! :D
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on July 26, 2020, 05:43:21 am
Today, Sunday, I hiked to the top of the highest mountain in S. Korea. It is very close to my house.

There were many climbers.

It took about 6 hours, but for ordinary people, it takes about 9 hours. I drank 4 bottles of water (a total of 2 kg), as the air temperature was not so high because it is still the Monsoon season here.

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<At the top>

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The rocks are called the 'crown' ridge. It is near the top.

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There are two bridges.

Cheers!

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on July 26, 2020, 01:18:46 pm
Love it Barbie!

How do you climb/hike with a mask? Doesn’t it get hard or heavy to breathe?
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Oldandcreaky on July 26, 2020, 01:25:56 pm
Tony, it looks like your hiking in my home, i.e. Maine. Where were/are you?

Barb, your country is beautiful. I love those bridges!
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 26, 2020, 04:45:07 pm
Love it Barbie!

How do you climb/hike with a mask? Doesn’t it get hard or heavy to breathe?

Yes, I was going to say similar. My understanding is that you should not wear a mask while exercising. Also, that it is far less likely that you would catch Coronavirus outdoors.

Of course, what you decide to do is up to you...
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on July 27, 2020, 02:55:48 am
Love it Barbie!

How do you climb/hike with a mask? Doesn’t it get hard or heavy to breathe?

The mask is opened in the nose and mouth area. Just another layer attached to cover the area. No problem in breathing.

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barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on July 27, 2020, 03:04:09 am
Barb, your country is beautiful. I love those bridges!

Not the entire country. My home is an UNESCO designated area (World Natural Heritage Site), protected and reserved by special law, which strictly prohibits any development. Yes. It is relatively pristine in the mountain above 400-m altitude.

https://en.unesco.org/biosphere/aspac/jeju-island

barbie~~
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on July 27, 2020, 03:41:51 pm
Tony, it looks like your hiking in my home, i.e. Maine. Where were/are you?

Barb, your country is beautiful. I love those bridges!
Outside of Stockholm, Sweden.
Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: barbie on August 01, 2020, 04:27:46 am
Today I hiked twice.

First I hiked to a small mountain.

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On the top, I could see the peak I hiked to last week. The highest peak in the center is it (altitude 1950 m).

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I hiked to another peak shown in the right side of the above photo today (altitude 1700 m).

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It was foggy and windy at the top of the peak. The temperature was like a fall. There were a lot of hikers including children.

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The flowers are of wild hydrangea.

Hopefully, my body weight will decrease by 1 kg (2.2 lbs) tomorrow  :D :D

The Monsoon ended, and heatwaves will come next week.

barbie~~


Title: Re: Hiking
Post by: MeTony on August 01, 2020, 12:57:42 pm
Good job climbing those peaks.