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Fall Hiking and Mountain Climbing
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last post: Oct 2, 2014
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Fall Hiking and Mountain Climbing

1 Name: Anonymous : 2014-09-05 04:35
Fall is just around the corner, do you all have your hiking gear ready? I just bought a new pair of cargo pants-- with Nanosphere and Actifresh technology. Hopefully these will last me for many treks in the mountains. I'm also waiting for my new Northface Venture jacket to come in the mail, and after that I'll be all set.

As for my first mountain of the season... I think I've decided to take a friend of mine to Torne Mountain. It looks to be a good beginner mountain in the area, so I'm not too worried that he'll have much difficulty. It'll also be my first time climbing it as well.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2014-09-06 20:07
I've found an old trail that's gone into disrepair behind my uni. I'm going to try marking it and building it up again.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2014-10-02 03:17
I climbed Mt. Tammany here in Northern Jersey. It was my first experience with any mountain along the Appalachian Trail, and a really memorable one at that. The two sight spots were absolutely beautiful, although not as stunning as High Point, the adventure was a lot more fulfilling. Along the trail I spotted a deer, so that was quite nice. Towards the end of the trail I walked alongside a stream of water, oh how tempted I was to drink from the stream-- I knew better not to, lest I contract something from the microorganisms living within the water.

The whole hike took about 3 hours, and 3 hours well worth it. I plan to go back to the trail soon and have a little picnic at the summit with some friends. Perhaps one of these days, when I am retired, I'll return there once more as part of a Thru.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2015-04-02 14:46
So, has anyone done anything enjoyable over the winter then?

I went to the Lake District unguided for the first time in late October. The weather was awful, but fun in it's own way. On the day with the best weather, we summited Helvellyn at 0600 to avoid the crowds. We didn't see anyone else on the way up, and when we got to the top a Cessna flying along the ridgeline waved at us! The colours of the sunrise were incredible, it's an experience I don't think I will ever forget.

I'd like to get some winter walking/mountaineering training for next year, and return next February. We don't have any snow where I live, but the mountains look amazing under it.

>>3
Have you tried water purification? As long as you're above the altitude for agricultural runoff, they'll make the water safe to drink. I find Chlorine Dioxide tabs don't taint the taste of the water too much.

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