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“Took a friend for a dayhike today. He's trying to get ready for a backpack at Savage Gulf in a few weeks, so I volunteered to lead him around Monte Sano. We took it easy this time, did the South Plateau trail, 3.5 miles of pretty flat trail. We both did fine, although I'm so out of shape I felt it some. My right foot is all tore up as usual though. Next time I'm going to try two socks on that foot to take up the extra space. Left foot is fine, of course, sigh”
“Scintillating trip report, as usual. My compliments on your achievement.
“People here who actually hike need to brag about it.
I was headed out this morning when the guy across the street came out hoping Id invite him along. I did of course. He slowed me down a little, but it was a good time. No blisters here.
Better luck next time bit.”
“I took Sipsey up Kennesaw Mtn, and over to Pigeon Hill with her new pack. Had it loaded with everything she is gonna carry Thanksgiving as we head from Max Patch to Hot Springs. Anyone know how to get more than 6 beers in a dog pack? They were a bit shaken up too. Hmmmmm”
“I hike, but I see no need to brag about it. If something happens that is worth sharing, I'll consider sharing, but other than that, it's walking in the woods. Not complaining about those that DO share (and I enjoy hearing about their trips), just saying I don't think there is a need for people to feel obligated to brag about their walks in the woods.”
“I seldom - if ever - get blisters.
"Do tell why, Joe!" you say?
Nope. Not gonna do it.
Well hell - reckon I will share, being Sunday and all.
I wear my sneakers occasionally. Waldie wannabes more - like right this moment. And most more often my hiking boots. They serve well as work boots - meeting jobsite requirements where applicable - and give the support and foot protection one would want in construction industry footwear. They are stylish, and go well with jeans, shorts, khakis, etc. I always have them at the ready if I am not wearing the out right, for the dogs and I are apt to undertake a spontaneous walkabout at a moments notice. We hike almost daily. My current boots at any given time are always well broken in - essentially a reptilian epidermise that fit every countour of my lowest extremedies.
Nope. Nary a blister "down there".”
“Where did you guys read bragging?? I read a small trip report from a friend that got out and hiked.
Quit being mean!”
“I walked to work Thursday.................and then home again, home again, jiggity jig.
With my big umbrella I was singing in the rain..........and dry from the knees up.
Way to go, Bit!
Brag on, brother.”
“tango, i don't think toejam meant brag as in an egotistical boasting”
“So why the cutting remark?”
“WHEN WILL THE APOSTROPHE ISSUE BE REPAIRED?!
I am so tired of retyping posts. I believe I will begin copying just in case.
Okay, so....Bitpusher, have you tried applying moleskin to the inside of the shoe by your pinkie? I have weird bony bumps on the backs of my heels and have to use the thick moleskin, cut in a donut until I eventually wear a hole of sorts in the inside of my shoe or boot (unless I wear running shoes). Apply the skin when the shoe is good and dry and use a hair dryer to heat up the material so it will stick well.
Toejam commented that those of us on TT who actually get out to hike occasionally should brag about it. What is so cutting about that?”
“I hiked out the front door this morning and got into my car a drove to the doughnut store and bought a dozen chocolate and a dozen glazed.....
“Bits been out of the hiking picture for a minute, and his status has been on my mind. So, thank you for letting me know your out and about on Monte Sano!”
“Thanks for all the well-wishes and ideas. I haven't considered any of the comments on this thread to be slighting to me at all. I do think people might have misunderstood Nimblefoot's comment. We are buds and kid each other some. So chill everyone.”
“Enough of your bragging, mister!”
“Me and my big head. No, ladies, not that one.”
“But, but...I was serious;)”
“DON/T TELL ME TO CHILL! BASTAGES!
last edited: 11/23/09 6:40:11 AM”
“Hey gojo :-)”
“I have a lot more hiking stories than voting stories, so it seems strange that there are way more political threads than hiking threads. Guess its not as much fun to argue about TRs.”
“But Ill tell you why gojo doesnt get blisters while most of us do. Simple really - he spends more time on his feet. When I spend most of my life sitting before a computer or tv and the rest in lightweight running shoes, its no surprise I get blisters when I put on hiking boots.”
“HOW ABOUT THIS THEN? I MAY ACTUALLY GO HIKING AGAIN NEXT WEEKEND, WHETHER YOU #&%!$S LIKE IT OR NOT!!!!!”
“Thats the spirit!
Im having a crappy day - think ill go hiking now.”
“I am going to brag like he11 when I go backpacking again.
You go, bit!”
“there`s a little half-mile loop into the hills behind my work that I`ll walk a few laps of on lunch when it`s cool enough out that I don`t come back smelling like a crotch. I think I`ll go walk that right now.”
“Smelling like a huh???
What do you do on that loop, play with a cougar?”
“Don_t forget to take photos. We require documentation.
(better hold up a newspaper, too....)”
“yeah, kinda like this...
“sorry, didn`t see the post about photos till it was too late. next time. as for smelling like a crotch... come on, after a long hike in the heat, doesn`t everybody smell like an undersack?”
Funny how both Newgirl and Aero disappeared after that.....
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