campingandhiking

Hike I took with my dad to Corona Arch in Moab, Utah over spring break on a perfect day. One of my favorite views!

Hike I took with my dad to Corona Arch in Moab, Utah over spring break on a perfect day. One of my favorite views!

The last time I was there, it was still legal to rope swing on it and a group of local climbers were giving all of the tourists a show. It was pretty cool to see them fully commit to jumping off of the top. Pictures don't do the scale of it justice.

Definitely less we’ll know, but one of the best views in Moab.

I liked that view so much, I put it on the cover of my book.

If Corona Arch were in Arches NP, it would be hugely popular, I'm sure.

I was there March of 2017 and people were rope swinging!

3 years ago, my dad, my brother, and I tried to summit Longs, but we had to turn around because of weather. This July, my dad and I drove overnight to give it another shot; here he is at 56 at the summit!

3 years ago, my dad, my brother, and I tried to summit Longs, but we had to turn around because of weather. This July, my dad and I drove overnight to give it another shot; here he is at 56 at the summit!

Man I wish my dad wasn't a lazy drunk

So to add to this, my dad’s been getting really into yoga for the last few years and lost a good 30lbs and got rid of his knee/back problems partly to do this hike one day. He got laid off a week before the hike because the company was closing down branches; I convinced him to go on a camping/hiking trip to Utah for a week. On our way back to Denver, we decided to head to give it a shot. He rescheduled his flight for the next day and we hit the trail at 5am!

Edit: just wanna point out the PT gear is my brother’s! I went on a trail run up to Black Lake yesterday, he didn’t go but he could’ve run circles around me then thrown a few boulders afterwards just for some extra reps!

My dad is anything but lazy... He's been walking to the corner store for a pack of camels for like 14 years!

You’ve got an AWESOME smile!

Tired puppy after the hike in

Tired puppy after the hike in

Goose Creek trail in Lost Creek Wilderness, CO.

About 5 miles in on the main trail

Thank you. Our chocolate lab Gelato was ready for bed the moment we set up camp.

Nice half dome 2! I've got one and it's worked great every trip for me

Just enough room for my wife, the dog and I. Picked it up at the REI annual sale and has been a great fit.

Neist Point, Isle of Skye. For those of you who don’t know, Scotland has a “right to roam” law which allows you to wild camp anywhere you want (unless explicitly on private property

Neist Point, Isle of Skye. For those of you who don’t know, Scotland has a “right to roam” law which allows you to wild camp anywhere you want (unless explicitly on private property

Scots definitely do I think they’re raised understanding the guidelines by which to follow. Issue is that a Scotland (especially Skye) are getting extremely popular in the last few years. There’s more trash in some of the forest areas but it’s hard to tell if it’s from campers or just tourist being irresponsible

That’s amazing. Does it get abused? Do Scots generally follow LNT principals?

So...This is probably pretty dumb, but I always assume the "right to roam" applied here in the US too. I grew up in a really rural area, we just camped wherever we wanted (obviously not on peoples private property where you were visible). Now that I'm in a more populated area, and have the means to travel to nearby national parks, I just don't know the rules. Can I go for a hike and camp just out of view of the trail? Can I camp at all while in a national park? Do you really just have to look at specific rules for every single place?

It varies wildly. National parks are usually the most strict. National Forests are more lenient, and State Forests/Parks vary.

You can camp in Wilderness Areas, you’ll just need to fill out a permit. Some sites you need to pay, some are free and it serves as a notice. If you look for Wilderness Areas/Dispersed camping areas thats what you want.

Made it to the Soldier Pass “secret” arches with my toddler and infant in tow (Sedona, AZ)

Made it to the Soldier Pass “secret” arches with my toddler and infant in tow (Sedona, AZ)

Personally it makes me panicky even just seeing you being near a ledge with an infant on your back, but I'm sure they loved it eh?

my daughter isn’t a novice at this!

The ledge is much lower than it appears but we are seasoned hikers/campers... wouldn’t do anything we couldn’t handle! And yes, they absolutely loved it. My daughter (the older one in the pic) has done it a few times but this was the first time my son hiked past the Sacred pools.

ETA:

Risk vs. reward is just a hard equation. If you don’t go on adventures with your kids then I’m sorry for your kids. My parents kept me “safe” and all I got to show for it is anxiety and depression. I’m working in my kids understanding risks of falls and sure footing and taking them on hikes they are worlds ahead of me mentally because of it. OP is an amazing parent and I would take her kid’s childhoods over my own any day.

Awesome! Great photo. I love that you bring them along and don't turn into those bitter parents who quietly complain that they don't get to do anything fun anymore...while fending off anxious kids who complain that they are bored.

I take my two (1 and 4yo... about the same ages from the look) on a variety of adventures that my neighbors gasp and worry about. It has taken time for me to accept that some people will think I am crazy, and even irresponsible, but how else can I teach my kids to live their life regardless of what other tell them.

Got a little more deep in this post that I originally planned. : ) Great pic. I hope our kids meet while they are out exploring some day.

Missing persons, Near Schroon Lake

Missing persons, Near Schroon Lake

I know this isn't directly related to camping/hiking. But my mother was an avid camper/hiker. Recently moved to Albany, New York. She's been missing since Monday, April 16th near Schroon Lake near the Adarondak Mountains. If anyone lives near there or is familiar with the area can you answer some questions/maybe help me put flyers around there. I'm willing to do anything I can.

Contact all official authorities first and get that ball rolling.

Next, go to Facebook at search up that areas local Overlanding group and SAR group (they almost always share the same people)

Provide all info and context available, they will have eyes on remote spots every day and especially the weekend.

I hope for the best in this situation, try and remember to breathe and stay as calm as you can, a good head on your shoulders will be your best friend and tool for a while.

I'm not tech savvy. I'm not sure how to update this, but she was found this am guys. Not good news. But we have closure. Thank you all so much. Thank you so much.

Try the Adirondacks subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/sub/Adirondacks/

Kinney Lake, BC - it is hard to take a bad picture of this lake.

Kinney Lake, BC - it is hard to take a bad picture of this lake.

I hate it too. Because I'm not there.

Me to throw it out

I hate your picture

Hiked all day, I thought this looked like a decent place to stop for the night...Himalayas, Nepal.

Hiked all day, I thought this looked like a decent place to stop for the night...Himalayas, Nepal.

I took this on my way up to Everest Base Camp, arrived at the village of Dingboche just in time for sunset and a cup of lemon honey tea. edit: oh and the mountain in the picture is Lhotse the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 meters (27,940 ft), after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.

I love this shot. And I love how properly massive it makes those mountains look.

I just got evacuated from there. Recovering in Kathmandu from HAPE. Devastated that I couldn't finish the trek but coming back next year.

I'm glad you're ok, I met a guy who ended up dying in his sleep from altitude sickness because he didn't listen to his body.

Celebrated one year CANCER FREE backpacking in the Grand Canyon!

Celebrated one year CANCER FREE backpacking in the Grand Canyon!

I read the title, glanced at the picture briefly and thought “so did he bring and old chemo drip to send a picture to his old nurses or something” till I realised it was a water bag.

Lol nope just a gravity filter

Congrats man! August will be my year anniversary of being cancer free!

How do you like it? I just got the 4L platypus and haven't used it yet. Taking it out for a "gear check" overnight at the local state park this weekend.

Try one of these subthreads