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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hiking Music: on 09/26/2013 22:10:03 MDT Print View


Green Day is great music for backpacking:


What music do you hike to?
I also like Tool!

Edited by Creachen on 09/26/2013 22:12:10 MDT.

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Re: Hiking Music: on 09/26/2013 23:04:39 MDT Print View

+1 for Tool. Saw them on their 10,000 days tour and it was the best stage show I've ever seen. That's including seeing Roger Waters The Wall tour.

My music selection is pretty varied but ranges from The Cure, Social Distortion, Reverend Horton Heat, Waylon Jennings, Slip Knot, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.....

Sadly "What Does the Fox Say?" was my ear worm on my last hike:

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hiking Music on 09/27/2013 08:40:07 MDT Print View

+1 for all your music. Those are some great artist


Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Hiking Music: on 09/27/2013 10:02:53 MDT Print View

Dawn of Midi

Erik G

Locale: THE Bay Area :)
Re: hiking music on 09/27/2013 15:04:38 MDT Print View

I don't always listen to music while hiking, but when I do, I listen to METAL. \m/

Black Dahlia Murder and The Faceless are a couple of my all-time faves. :)

Edit: I honestly never listen to music when hiking; I really enjoy listening to the sounds of nature around me. On the way to/from the trailhead, however, is the optimal time to rock out. :)

Edited by fox212 on 10/04/2013 12:13:30 MDT.

doug thomas
(sparky52804) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Iowa
Personally on 09/27/2013 17:18:29 MDT Print View

I prefer the The Crickets and The Birds, and The Animals.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Personally on 09/27/2013 21:16:05 MDT Print View

I grew up with punk and metal and still love it but I've never felt it had any place in nature.

I listen to lots of Middle Eastern and North African...sounds of open skies and sun. Desert Music.

Kayhan Kalhour (Iran): a live performance I love here:

Hamza El Din (Nubia). Died in 2006, a very, very dear musician to me. Read his translated lyrics sometime....

Ali Akbar Moradi (Iran)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hiking Music on 09/27/2013 22:00:24 MDT Print View

Hey Craig, I too grew up with punk, metal and anything alternative. When I go on a solo hike it is all about rhythm and beats. I just get lost in all my genres of music and I am hooked to it! I even bring small speakers and listen to jazz, classical and reggae in camp. Music is a very large part of my life and for me it is a pleasure to listen to tunes in nature but that's my way and I respect your way too.


Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Hiking Music on 09/28/2013 06:38:39 MDT Print View

If bouncing down the trail to Green Day does it for you then more power to you brother! There's no right or wrong way to do it, only what works for us.

Eric Jahn-Clough
(ejcfree) - F

Locale: off grid
Re: Personally on 09/28/2013 07:07:15 MDT Print View

I prefer the music of wind and water

Edited by ejcfree on 09/28/2013 07:08:47 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Hiking Music: on 09/28/2013 09:09:42 MDT Print View

Barbara Streisand, Yanni, Kenny G. Sometimes Zamfir and his pan flute. Nothing like it.

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Hiking Music: on 09/28/2013 10:18:14 MDT Print View

Love talking about music.

The Tragically Hip is one of those bands that have a cult following in Canada but received a luke warm reception here in the US.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Hiking Music: on 09/28/2013 11:18:30 MDT Print View

I like sneaking up on Jay when he's got headphones on.

James Castleberry
The Chickadees on 09/28/2013 19:54:08 MDT Print View

The Hiking Song

Mary Karlzen is one of the Chickadees and she released a brilliant album in the 1990s called "Yelling at Mary". St. James Hotel

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hiking Music on 09/28/2013 21:26:15 MDT Print View

I have done a few backpacking trips this year (10) and anywhere from 12 to 18 miles a day. I do not listen to music all day just 1-3 hours of tunes on any given stretch of the trail. With the right tunes I will definitely walk faster and focus with the rhythm and beats plus when I finally get to camp a little jazz or reggae on my bug speaker helps me relax and chill. Thievery Corporation is some great camp music! I am looking forward to the Trinity Alps in mid October and the release of the new Tool album out at the same time.

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Hiking Music on 09/28/2013 23:56:37 MDT Print View

"I am looking forward to the Trinity Alps in mid October and the release of the new Tool album out at the same time."

Oh, oh.


Nah, I really don't care if people like to listen to music in the mountains, as long as I don't have to hear it too.... :)

Edited by Kat_P on 09/29/2013 00:30:40 MDT.

Daniel Pittman
(pitsy) - M

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Hiking Music: on 09/29/2013 00:19:05 MDT Print View

I would never listen to music while hiking or cycling.

That said, the Pixies have some new music out. They have a new bass player (Kim Shattuck from The Muffs) and they're touring now! Go see 'em.

Mates Of State's first three albums are worth listening to if you haven't.

Bunky from San Diego is great music, but good luck finding their records.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hiking Music on 09/29/2013 00:39:24 MDT Print View

Silversun Pickups! Pixies are awesome with lots of history.

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Metric on 09/29/2013 01:32:22 MDT Print View

I get a lot of Metric songs stuck in my head. I love how music adds another dimension the hiking experience.

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
GWAR covers Billy Ocean on 10/01/2013 14:57:29 MDT Print View

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