Hiking?

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  1. Doc

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    Anybody out there into hiking? Personally im pretty fond of it.

    What are your favorite hikes to go on?
     
  2. TheMan

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    I love hiking in the Smoky Mountains. I have a trip planned for this summer. Can't wait.

    My favorite hike so far has been a seven mile loop in silver falls st park south of portland OR. Amazing waterfalls and lush greenery.
     

  3. hophead

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    I'd have to say that my two favorite hikes are Maryland Heights and Annapolis Rocks. Both are less than an hour drive from my house. Maryland Heights is a large rock outcropping that overlooks Harpers Ferry, a cival war town in WV that sits between the Potomac and Shennandoah rivers. Annapolis Rocks are along the Appalachain trail near Myersville, MD.

    Here's a photo that I took last weekend at Annapolis Rocks...
     

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  4. Carn75

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    I do most of my hiking in Pa. usually within an hour or so of phila. Some of best times have been on the A.T. in Va & Md. Hophead I picked up the AT in Harpers Ferry last year and headed south for a few days. This summer I'll be starting in SNP and heading north past Front Royal.
     
  5. silvester

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    I just learned about the greenspaces, I will have to visit and collect some specimins...
     
  6. hophead

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    Sweet! Did you climb Maryland heights while you were there? I spend a lot of time at Harpers Ferry. It's only about a 45 minute drive from my house.
     
  7. riderman14

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    hump back rocks just south of charlottesville,va. is a nice hike.it's on the Blue Ride parkway.views are spectacular!!
     
  8. Carn75

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    Didnt make it there. I started from the park visitor's center and headed south for a few days. When i came back for my truck it was getting late so i headed to Secret 6 for a few cocktails and then hit the road. The area seemed fun,i would love to get back down there and check more stuff out.
     
  9. hophead

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    Too bad. The view is awesome from the top.

    Ahhh yes, The Secret Six Tavern. Been there many times. I named my racing team after that place.
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  10. danrak

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    I just visit some of the state and county parks near me. This time of year I try to keep it short, less then 2 miles. I also have a kid carrier this year and am trying to get the little one used to it.
     
  11. TxCyclist

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  12. Tarukai

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    I'm near the Adirondacks, so I have good access to hiking spots and might try doing it a bit this season, since I don't usually do that. It'd be good to get outside and do something active (other than biking, of course!).
     
  13. bantam700

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    I love hiking, but there is a rather limited amount of decent trails in my area. I was in bliss when I went to the rocky mountain nation park last June, 40 mph winds, snow and 20 degree weather were not enough to keep me off the trails there.
     
  14. hophead

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    I was just there on Saturday. Hiking at 12,000' is exhausting! The weather conditions were pretty good. It got down to 49 and rained a little, but otherwise it was awesome!
     
  15. Tarukai

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    I would totally love to try going up Pikes Peak on foot, despite the top elevation of around 14K feet. I've been there before by car though.

    I guess it's more of a straight shot up if you're hiking, because you don't need to follow the twisty roads.
     
  16. bantam700

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    Those trails at high altitude where a pain, but after my next trip there when I bring my bike they are probably going to seem easy. I am dreading the thought at trying a 19 mile climb that tops out at over 12,000' but if I can pull it off it will probably be one of the most memorable things in my life
     
  17. Gomez

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    Live to hike up to the Muir Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada, explored a lot of the Eastern side and up to Mt Whitney, really want to hike the Western side. Lookin foward for my next adventure(s).