campingandhiking

A sketch I did while hiking in Yosemite

A sketch I did while hiking in Yosemite

A small sketch at Taft Point along the Pohonos Trail.

Took my girlfriend on our first backpacking trip together to snowmass lake and ask her to be me wife... she said yes!

Took my girlfriend on our first backpacking trip together to snowmass lake and ask her to be me wife... she said yes!

You took her out into the middle of nowhere, with nothing but wilderness and bears and wolves all around. She had to say 'yes'...because of the implications.

Oh she’s not going to say no......because of the implication.

Congratulations but man would that have been an awkward trek back if she didn’t say yes

“Are you going to hurt this woman?!”

A friend sent me this pic, this is where he goes to study for exams in Colorado

A friend sent me this pic, this is where he goes to study for exams in Colorado

How does he use the laptop when it’s that bright?

Lol this is such bs.

table too low, that would be so painful

Man those shadows say a lot about how hot it might be there at that time of day. No way in hell I'm gonna let myself or my electronics roast out in the sun.

Autumn has arrived. Cat Basin, Olympic National Park, WA

Autumn has arrived. Cat Basin, Olympic National Park, WA

Hiked from Sol Duc over High Divide Divide into Cat Basin and the Bailey Range. Out Sol Duc River. Peak huckleberry season, and bears were abound feasting on them.

Don't miss Hurricane Ridge: genuinely awe-inspiring Niagara Falls of cloud. And if you enjoy hot springs, there's a nice one in Sol Duc with a good view of a still-not-clearcut forested mountainside.

Great shot. I'm heading out to Washington for the first time next week, and I'll be in Olympic National for a few days. Any suggestions or tips?

Genuine question for this group. My dream has always been to hike Glacier and Yellowstone. I might be able to actually make it happen this year, but not until the last two weeks of October. Seeing this picture makes me feel like that might be too late if fall has already arrived in the northwest. Any thoughts?

45 miles, 7k ft vert, 100% amazing. Wyoming continues to amaze me

45 miles, 7k ft vert, 100% amazing. Wyoming continues to amaze me

More pics here. GPS data here.

Fabulous trip. Very busy trail near the Big Sandy trailhead, and for obvious reasons. Amazing area.

That country is outstanding. Reminds me of some Westerns for some reason. Wonder if cowboys & indians roamed there?

wow nice shot

Nice! Appreciate the GPS data.

Sunrise from Point Sublime on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Sunrise from Point Sublime on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Stayed at Jacobs Lake. Got up at 3.30am to drive to Point Sublime

North Rim > South Rim

The each have their own character I think

Just finished a Rim to Rim hike last week (North—>South). The views are absolutely stunning out there and I highly recommend people go visit if you get the chance

Who else is ready for some Winter hiking?

Who else is ready for some Winter hiking?

I am more excited for the snow to smother all the fires out in the west.

Ain’t that the truth. Let’s hope Mother Nature blesses us with some early season rain in mid to late sept/oct.

I live in Florida. So it means hiking without soaking through my clothes and maybe less mosquitoes. Also less slogging through water.

This is known as Powder House Peak just outside South Lake Tahoe. It’s a quick trip up and an even faster ride down. I believe this is from 2016 when the Sierra Nevada’s had record snowfall. Tahoe was at her Winters best that morning, enjoy.

A week ago I finished my Thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail - what a summer.

A week ago I finished my Thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail - what a summer.

That’s dope man. What was your favorite piece of gear? I’m gearing up for a thru of the JMT next summer.

I recommend this picture in 40 years for /sub/oldschoolcool.

My Katabatic Alsek quilt hands down - I always looked forward to hopping into bed with that thing. The JMT is wild - I hiked it 3 years ago and it's one of the big reasons I pursued hiking the PCT.

For more photos of the trail, you can follow me on Instagram Here

Did you hike the entire way in nut-huggers?

Went hiking and climbing in Switzerland a few weeks ago. We did the Dom (4545 m) with the tent. In the distance you can see the Matterhorn.

Went hiking and climbing in Switzerland a few weeks ago. We did the Dom (4545 m) with the tent. In the distance you can see the Matterhorn.

How does one even set up a tent on such horrible rocky terrain?

In areas like this there is often a few 'clear' spots. Since OP is likely not the first person/group to camp here - others have likely put in work to clear an area over time.

They are still sleeping on a ton of rocks - but the big/pointy ones are probably not under the tent. Just a bunch of small/flatter ones I bet.

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Exactly. All the big rocks were removed and the ground was covered with a mix of sand and pebbles, the material that typically can be found on glaciers where the ice has melted.

Yea, but how do you lie in a tent with giant rocks everywhere?

Pretty obscure hike in Iceland led us to this. Took us about 4 hours.

Pretty obscure hike in Iceland led us to this. Took us about 4 hours.

Where that beautiful greenish/blue hue in the river comes from is one of my favorite little facts to share. It's created by a higher amount of rock flour(silt sized particles of rock), in the river created by glaciers slowly grinding rock away. The addition of the rock flour to the water makes the light refract differently than other water. Some of the explorers in the past believed lakes that color flowed from the fountain of youth due to such a beautiful color.

freaking iceland

This is something I've always wondered about but never asked. Thank you!

Here is how you get there:

Access to Stuðlagil is relatively straightforward but requires some hiking.

After turning south on Ring Road nr. 1 by Skjödólfsstaðir to road nr. 923, you drive to the farm Klaustursel about 14 kilometers.

Here you find a bridge on the river Jökla by the farm Klaustursel that is on the other side.

By the bridge, there is a parking lot on the west side, and driving over the narrow bridge is not allowed.

After walking over the bridge to the east riverbank, you take a hike on the track about four kilometers to the Stuðlagil canyon, which is very near to the farm Grund.

It is recommended to stop after two kilometers by one of the most beautiful basalt column waterfalls in Iceland, Stuðlafoss.

Climbing down to the river in the canyon is possible at one spot and requires careful climbing, but once down by the river, you sense that you have entered a wonder-world of basalt columns.

The stones and rocks are sometimes wet and slippery, so take precaution.

Since the hike both ways is 8 kilometers and stops by the waterfall and the canyon is probably two to three hours, this hike almost takes the day.

For photography, it is recommended to be in the canyon in the morning.

An excellent way to plan this visit is to stay at Skjödólfsstaðir accommodation or campsite and get an early morning start.

Map

I don't know anything about the poster, but I live in the North East and this is on almost all of the tourist websites and hiking sites. It's not obscure at all (it was about 20-30 years ago).

And I would like to point out that of course we should always tell people about the paths you can take if it was done legally.

Hope you enjoyed our country loftybirdman, but it is for everyone, not just those that you deem worthy.

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