I like hiking but I haven't been in a while. I'd like to camp and hike more, and even sail.
I've been walking my puppy a lot just around our block, and recently found a small trail just off to the side. It was a lot of fun going through even just that small section in the suburbs with him.
This. Though I haven't been going out much recently because my dog died. God I still miss that hyperactive pup.
we call that innawoods
I just like walking. Walking as much as I can. One of the few times when my brain releases dopamine.
Oh here we go again
You know, I enjoy hiking sometimes. But I usually feel this strange feeling of emptiness, its hard to describe.
Just came back from a 4 hour hike, need to work myself back to my old strength from before I injured my foot from attempting to do a 10 hour hike in Vans. Protip wizzies: don't use vans for hiking, spend the money and get a decent pair of trail runners or boots.
New trail runners feel nice to hike in, way more room in the toe area.
It's the dissonance of industrial society.
You jog trails?
I wouldn't be able to get any enjoyment of the outdoors trail running.
I think your math is off or you didn't realize that he said Km not Miles.
He is going normal walking speed for a 30-40 year old at that elevation assuming he has a back pack on. If anything it is as he said, a little on the slow side probably due to him recovering.
3.52km/h = 2.19 mph.
Yes I am autistic enough to calculate and convert walk speeds just to correct you.
What the other guy said is basically correct, I'm just walking basically. Moving a bit slow since I have to take breathers from going up the steeper parts. Once I can do without those breathers, and increase my pace overall; 5-5.5 hours should be easy enough. Of course by slow I mean by /out/fag standards, if you don't do any exercise at all you would be doing this in like 9+ hours (or not making it all the way). >>55978>backpack on
Yes I actually carry 5 litres of water with me to sort of simulate having a real pack full of stuff. Also helps build leg strength that I lost from taking time off because of that foot injury.
Went back to the same trail, and it was a winter wonderland after about 600m from sea level, so I will post some pictures. I've never hiked in snow and was worried my feet would be iceblocks since I didn't have boots on. Turned out to basically be the same as hiking in cold rain, just keep moving and you will stay warm.
What I did not expect was how much extra work it is to move through even just ankle high snow. My body is sore as all hell right now, really only comparable to the first couple days of snowboarding. Speaking of which I may stop hiking once snowboard season kicks in, doing both seems harsh of the body, and honestly we shall see. Anyways, despite the just-above ankle high snow I ended with the same time to go up and down, which probably means I would have been faster if there was no snow.
I feel like this thread is probably just going to turn into my personal blog since no one else posts here really. If no one else posts after this I'll just stop posting here.
These photos are pretty great, wiz! What country are you in?
Thank you, I'm on the lower West coast of Canada. I was very lucky to be up right during the time we start getting colder, basically a short time where we hit a strange temperature range of 5 to -4 celsius as well as periods of sun and rain. During this period we get tons of freeze thaw cycles along with evaporation, which created the very cool looking spiderweb looking ice in the first post or the bulls eye lake in the second post. It tends to create "rings" around the ponds, reminding me of tree rings. I would actually have lots of other cool pictures but my shitty phone camera ruins alot of them.
I hope to get into snowshoeing off piste on the mountains this year, so hopefully I can snap some nice pictures of my fresh wiztracks. Depends on how bad the line ups are going to be because of the meme virus distancing. Personally can't stand waiting in line ups with the normalfags as if I am some cattle waiting for my turn at eating. Usually the weekday mornings are free from the normalfags, but I think the WFH worker ants will be stealing my private boarding season. Maybe I will just snowshoe all the way up the mountain to avoid them, or just not bother snowboarding this season entirely who knows
I live in the middle of one of the world’s biggest cities, so I’ve never done any real hiking or anything before. Sometimes, I go out aimlessly walking for a few hours, but that’s kind of dependent on my current mood (if I’m feeling like shit, I just stay inside all day and browse the internet).
Would like to hike trails someday, but those are far from where I live and it’d require a lot of preparation.
I go hiking trails occasionally but I don’t bring a phone/camera with me, went out a couple weeks ago to a trail and saw some birds and crocodiles, usually I’m walking in urban zones though
Take some pictures of the crocodiles next time you go so you can post them here. Personally I only started taking photos to post here, never bothered otherwise.
Holy shit that is a true swamp where is this?
Fuck the bugs must be ruthless over there. I'm assuming you also get that sort of suction-cup effect when you walk through the muddy trails? We get a ton of rain where I am but it doesn't result in swamp conditions like that.
funny he says northern florida, i would have guessed jacksonville since thats what my backyard looked like after a rain. mosquito wasteland