Post # 1
Are there any other hiking bees on here?
I live in New England and my fiance and I love hiking and live for it! We plan to get into winter hikes next year but we took this past winter off. Our first hike of this year is on Saturday and I CANNOT. WAIT!!!
Wilderness, no cell phones, beautiful views with my amazing fiance. Hiking days are the best days!
Post # 3
I think Fiance and I enjoy the idea of hiking… We live in an amazing area for it (the PNW) and want to start (we got matching Camelbaks for Christmas!) but on our first major outing I suffered a bad fall about 2.5 miles up. Sprained my ankle so bad I shattered a bone in my foot, and it took about 6 hours for me to get off the mountain (I walked out because I wasn’t waiting for/paying for a heli-rescue– my orthopedic loved me for that). It’s been about two years, and we’d really like to get back into it. Any advice for a novice who would prefer to enjoy her next hike without breaking anything? 😉
Post # 4
@Sugar_and_Spice: Oh my, that sucks so much!! To help prevent sprained ankles, make sure you’re wearing real hiking boots with high ankles and laces. I don’t know what you were wearing, but anything without excellent ankle support is not worth using, particularly if you tend to sprain your ankles or have in the past (because once you do, that seems to increase the chances of doing it again).
I’m a hiker bee too! I used to hike way more with my ex– my SO is hard to convince to go hiking– but this summer I’m doing an internship that will get me hiking a mountain almost every day, and my Master’s thesis is going to involve lots of hiking too! (I’m a biologist).
I’m hoping that with all the hikinh I’m going to do this summer, I’ll be able to get my SO out on the trails more, and not in touristy places!
Post # 5
Ooh ooh, me!!!
I have quite the reputation for being an intense hiker, most of my friends won’t go with me. I love hiking and grew up going to Yosemite National Park twice a year. I do Half Dome yearly, usually by myself. We are headed there again in late June and I am getting really antsy.
For anyone who loves hiking I highly suggest taking a trip to Yosemite. It is the most amazing place (IMHO).
Wanted to add some pictures of my last trip to Half Dome.
6 am and trying to stay dry!
Post # 6
We hike a lot! We moved to the Bay Area from Boston a year ago, and hiked in New England a bunch :-). Love the White Mountains!
Part of what drew us to the San Fran area (besides jobs and family and – dear god thank you – better weather) was that there is SO much good hiking close by. Marin county, the Berkeley/Oakland hills, Mt Diablo, plus the Sierras are only 3 hours away! We’ve done a lot of weekends in Lake Tahoe and Yosemite!
Post # 7
@Jw1724: Yes, we are avid hikers. We prefer activities where we can bring our pup along 🙂
Post # 8
YES! I love love hiking! We go alot here on the northern CA coast & in the redwoods. There are also a ton of trails I’ve been wanting to try out in the Trinity Alps area- long winding trails leading to secluded alpine lakes = heaven! We even got a backpack for the pup so she can participate & carry her weight too!
I went on a all-girls backpacking trip 5 miles up to Echo Lake in the Trinity Alps 3-4 years ago & have been wanting to go back with Fiance ever since- so peaceful!
Post # 9
@BeckyS0: Ooh that is gorgeous and close to me! I will have to check that out.
@BoxerLady: I wish we could bring our pups. Most of the trails around here aren’t dog friendly. 🙁
Post # 10
Big hiker here! Cannot wait to be back in Southern California of 4th of July weekend. We are seriously considering getting off the plane, renting a car and heading straight for a hike in Joshua Tree. Ugh, how I miss being able to hike every single day!
Post # 11
We hike! We aren’t amazing and we don’t do anything super challenging but we love it. We also got a puppy a year ago and that motivates us on a lot of the days we might not feel like climbing a mountain to get off our butts and move! There’s nothing like that feeling at thetop! =)
Post # 12
Same!! I love hiking, and my Fiance does too. He actually proposed while we were hiking on the Bruce Trail which goes across part of Ontario, and we plan to have our engagement photos on another part of the same trail system.
@Jw1724: That’s awesome that you live in New England… so much amazing hiking! That’s were we are going on our honeymood (road trip.. woo!) and plan to do lots of hiking. We were just in New Hampshire for a ski trip in March and I couldn’t get over how gorgeous the scenery was!
Post # 13
@Treejewel19: i just saw you’re in sonoma- then ya, it is fairly close! The Trinity Alps are in the Trinity Lake/Mt. Shasta area, on the coastal side of I-5….
If you want more info this guy blogs alot about hiking in the trinity alps, this article is about Echo lake via stonewall pass trail http://trinityalpsphoto.blogspot.com/2007/12/stone-wall-pass.html
Post # 14
@BeckyS0: Thanks! I have it bookmarked now for a getaway. 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
My SO and I love to hiking together! He really got me into it since he’s an Eagle Scout and spent so much time camping while growing up and hiking. We live in Wisconsin and visit State Parks as often as we can. Our goal this year is to visit 9 new to us parks. SO has been to about half of all WI State Parks 30/55 and together we’ve been to 12 of them plus other county parks and state natural areas.
This winter we went snowshoeing on some trails since winter seemed like it was never going to end here (areas of the state got 12″ of snow this week!! – thankfully not us).
I bought some real hiking boots pretty early on in our endeavors. We’re obviously not in the mountains or anything here but rugged trails still require the support. I seem to get ankle bruises from my boots though – any suggests to help?
We have already gone hiking a few times recently, once on a nice day to Devil’s Lake State Park where the lake was still frozen!Our first camping/hiking trip is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend! I can’t wait!!
Happy Hiking Everyone!!
Post # 16
Love hiking in the White Mountains!! My sister and I actually hiked about 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail 7 years ago. Had a blast!
Started hanging out with Fiance because I needed a ‘hiking buddy’ after my sister passed away. We live close to Mount Monadnock and try to hike that several times during the summer. Every opportunity we get, we go hiking!