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Ben Egan
(benjammin21) - M

Locale: The Grid, Brooklyn
other hiking and backpacking forums on 05/24/2010 20:06:51 MDT Print View

I've been searching around for some great hiking forums. I want to read about bloggers' trips, gear reviews, events, people doing crazy hikes, etc.

I've found a couple on my own, hiking in finland being one of them which is great, and I think he's a member here. But I want to just directly ask the folks who have the most similar mindset to me.

What are outdoors forums you read and like and would recommend? And/or where should I look for them?

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: other hiking and backpacking forums on 05/24/2010 20:15:43 MDT Print View

Have you tried Whiteblaze? Whiteblaze.net. It's Appalacian Trail oriented but there's a lot of general stuff there.

Trevor Shrade
(TrevMan3205) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: other hiking and backpacking forums on 05/24/2010 20:26:31 MDT Print View

Bedrock and Paradox is another great one (I think he is a member here too)

A couple that are more toward the gear side of things:
Gear Talk With Jason Klass
Section Hiker
Lightweight and Ultralight Backpacking

Edited by TrevMan3205 on 05/24/2010 20:30:32 MDT.

Ben Egan
(benjammin21) - M

Locale: The Grid, Brooklyn
And blogs! on 05/24/2010 20:41:31 MDT Print View

Shoot I meant blogs, too. Mostly blogs, actually.

Trevor Shrade
(TrevMan3205) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: other hiking and backpacking forums on 05/24/2010 20:59:44 MDT Print View

You could always catch up on Andrew Skurka's latest epic trek
OR
the one that always makes me curse my self for being born in the midwest(so much eye candy)...Ryan Jordan's blog Simplifatico
OR
my most recent find Going Lighter

hmmmmm...I think I need to get out more often...

Edited by TrevMan3205 on 05/24/2010 21:00:36 MDT.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
other hiking and backpacking forums on 05/25/2010 02:04:55 MDT Print View

The forum I found first when trying to lighten up, and which is still my favorite, is The Lightweight Backpacker, www.backpacking.net.

If there's a regional hiking forum where you live, I suggest you use it. If there isn't any, consider getting together with other hikers in your area to start one. The one in my area, www.portlandhikers.org, started in 2006 as the result of 2 guys putting their heads (and a little cash) together. Now it's really big and has set up an excellent Field Guide describing local trails as well as an excellent forum. The two original founders are no longer with it, but plenty of excellent folk have taken over where they had to leave off! One of the best parts of these local forums is finding details on current trail conditions.

Edited by hikinggranny on 05/25/2010 02:06:41 MDT.

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Blogs? on 05/29/2010 12:39:09 MDT Print View

Best place to find PCT through hiker blogs?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
blogs on 05/29/2010 16:26:44 MDT Print View

Bedrock and Paradox is me. Thanks for the endorsement Trevor!

I have a big list of blogs on my sidebar. Most are friends, and most are mountain bike oriented, but some are more hiking/adventure centric.

Roman Dial's blog, Ryan Jordan's, and Eric Parsons' all routinely have very inspiring adventure reports. Highly recommended. Andrew Skurka has also been satellite tweeting his trip this year, which is worth keeping up on.

Nia Schmald
(nschmald) - MLife
Re: Blogs? on 05/29/2010 23:55:38 MDT Print View

>Best place to find PCT through hiker blogs?

Most thru-hikers (on the big 3) keep their journals on trailjournals.com or postholer.com.

Bob Shaver
(IdahoBob) - F
outdoor technology blog on 05/30/2010 16:59:00 MDT Print View

My blog is at www.backpackingtechnology.com , with posts of trip reports, gear reviews, history of outdoor technology articles.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
other hiking and backpacking forums on 06/02/2010 01:16:41 MDT Print View

Gotta stop posting in the wee hours of the morning! I just looked at my post and noticed how many times I used "excellent." Mea culpa!

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Re: Re: Blogs? on 06/03/2010 09:44:44 MDT Print View

Any suggestions on interesting PCT through hiker blogs to follow?