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Is it hard to get a permit to hike Angel's Landing?
I'm gonna be there in like 2 weeks and I'd love to do it.
Also, any advice is welcome.
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disgusting pics. what does it look like when it thins out?
Areas that need permits make up less than 2% of public lands in the US and are almost all in national parks and a few places are in designated wilderness areas inside national forests. The remaining 900,000 sq mi (2.33 million sq km) of public land is literally free. That's why national parks are often called containment zones. Even so, you can easily die in the back country of the largest western national parks because of remoteness, terrain, wildlife, and weather.
>big booty redhead gf

you cant just say this without posting a pic, anon
Let me guess: you live in some shithole on the east coast and fucking wish every day you lived in open country.

Yes I live in Kanab, on Rock Ledge Lane. I can walk out my front door and be at the Mansard trailhead in 5 mins.
So glad I hiked this before the permit bullshit.

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Are there any special considerations when hiking mountains that an amateur needs to take into account who's never done it before? What about in winter?
I plan to stick to the northeast US for right now so that should help.
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those look good, i haven't tried them yet.
its the random cheap chink brands that should be avoided, i see them slipping off people's feet and people adjusting them constantly.
Check them out if you find microspikes slipping, especially on steep downhills. Either brands are useful though and vastly better than y*ktraks.
Monbell has a similar design

depends on the mountain
generally, make sure that others know that you're going and what path you're taking.
There's a fine line between type 2 fun and suicidal I'll admit. But I wouldn't call them suicidal. Mountaineering is not for everyone.

>Mainly have gravel forest service roads around Lewiston ID
>Fren took me out off road camping in his truck
>Hit some mud
>Then some rocks and dirt
>lots of dust
>Vehicle looked badass covered in dirt
>would do again
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can't really do any cambin worth a dick in Aus witthout braving the muck and the mire
I dream of overlanding across Strayacunt, just me and my machine. Sure it's much more of a pain when you have to do it all the damn time just to get around though.
That's half the fun tho lad
I grew up on an old gravel road and ripping down it won't ever not be fun
No, the modern one here >>2460408

Heading to SEA soon and need a sneaker thatll be able to handle day trekking/hiking while still remaining dripped out
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Idk that's an image only a gay man would post
how did she get inside?
Peregrine's are horrible man

Okay, whiney wide toed cunt checking in but I hated the Peregrines.

Altura is ideal but falls apart the quickest. Brooks Cascade are nice but lack grip.
Salomons seem to edge Brooks Cascade but are luggish.
I've been using the NB Herrios for 2 months now. They are okay but I liked my old Brooks Cascadia 12s
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Alpha Trailtard GTX 3.2 crEEE

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>underrated sigma male William A. Stinchcomb single-handedly saves Chyohauga county Ohio from being nothing but an impoverished hellscape (Cleveland OH) by making the Metroparks, a 23,000-acre nature reserve that surrounds Cleveland with 18 separate reservations.

>Practically untouched except for some retards writing their initials in trees, if only those bastards would get jail time

>"The importance of conserving our natural resources is now well recognized. Cannot it be truly said that these natural wild beautiful valleys and glens which lie adjacent to our rapidly growing urban centers are a kind of 'natural resource' of ever increasing value to the public?" -quote

I go there every so often and admire it, made me realize that humanity needs places that have been untouched by industry
i definitely need to make the trip up from southern ohio. what spots would you recommend? it's a shame so much of the midwest was bulldozed for farms and industry, its hard to imagine that buffalo, fur traders, and natives once roamed here. i really wish ohio would make an effort to reforest more of the state.
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the rocky river reservation is my personal favorite spot. Kinda the perfect amount of everything if you ask me. The green cliffs and inland beaches are pretty nice too, none of them are like lake Erie (full of retards throwing shit in the lake and sand)

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Hey friends. I moved to Texas a year ago, and have been trying to find good places to go outdoors, but I feel like I'm in /out/ hell. Anyone have good spots to explore/camp/forage/etc. here?
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Why the fuck would anyone willingly visit this state for any reason? There's a reason Earth tries to wipe it off the map every so often.
Hunting, fishing, kayaking, bird watching
Oh wow right, none of those can be done in TX with more space and effectively the same or better experience.

But I don't speak coon ass so maybe the social experience is nice for people who do.
You should trespass into nutty putty cave with a shovel, and try to find the corpse with timestamp.
enchanted rock
big bend
breckenridge colorado

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What are some items that you know you don't really need, but take anyways as a guilty pleasure/luxury item to make your hiking easier or more enjoyable?
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I thought it was a cooking pot
Why can’t you just bring a kindle like a sane human? Y’all weirdos
Was considering getting a Suaoki s670 power bank for some comfy laptop gaming innawoods, is it a ripoff?
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Decent coffee I even use this at home over my delonghi for single cups
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Nording Freehand, Seattle Pipe Club Potlach, and a french press to make some coffee in.

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Is going /out/ a good cure for depression?
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canada idk
Yes you fucking retard. Get out of your ant hill sometime or at least look at Google maps.
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Depression come from whatever is your relationship with others.
Going out give you space. No pun intended. It may help, you may briefly forget about your life issues, but it wont solve anything.
I had this exact thought and if you hadn't replied thusly, I would have.
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>when the post has been up for a full week and not one person has posted the traditional meme associated with this topic

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Should I get vaccinated for rabies?

I figured I would ask here, since you people seem more likely to be knowledgeable about this sort of thing. No I haven't been bitten by anything, but it's a scary disease with almost no chance of recovery from it. A small chance of recovery has been possible only within these last 20 years, and even then, it's not a guarantee. And if I don't get to the hospital in time to either get vaccinated before symptoms show up, or get any sort of treatment (which still only offers a slim chance of recovery, which they may not even do in the first place), then I'll be fucked. I don't expect to be coming into contact with an animal that has rabies, but still, I feel it would be better to be protected from it just in case. I might be spending a lot more time outdoors at some point, in more isolated regions of the country.

My main question is how safe is the rabies vaccine? I never heard of it not working correctly, so I figured it's probably pretty good. I'm just wondering if you've ever known anyone who needed to get it. I figured it would be more likely that there would be people here who had known someone who needed it. If you're the one who got it, then obviously you did live to tell the tale, but do tell anyway about how you felt after getting it please. And if you've seen the following, how did a pre-exposure vaccination hold up to an actual exposure to a rabies infected animal?
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Funnily enough I am currently at the end of a rabies vaccine schedule. A bat got into my apartment and flew into me; even something that minor required post-exposure prophylaxis. I am also a pharmacist, and will tell you that unless you work in a lab handling rabies or go spelunking a lot and are exposed to bats, there is no need for pre-exposure prophylaxis.

For anyone reading this that is curious about post-exposure prophylaxis, it is 4 doses of the rabies vaccine given on day 0, 3, 7, and 14 and rabies immunoglobulin on day 0. The whole reasoning behind the immunoglobulin is you are flooding your body with antibodies for rabies which will provide adequate response to the virus (if you have it) in the meantime while you get the vaccines and your body produces an adequate response endogenously. Rabies is extremely lethal, so if you are exposed to an animal (especially bats) that could be rabid, you're likely getting the whole shebang. Just be aware it's expensive as fuck, but that's your life man.
I wanted to spend more time outdoors sometime in the future, once I get my psychosis or whatever this is sorted out and I'm not walking around everyday feeling like a confused person not knowing what to do with my time at all, and that's mostly why I'm worried about it. I also wanted to pick up hunting, and I'm worried about contracting it from an animal that didn't show any signs of unhealthyness yet.

Rabies just makes me paranoid, I hate how a disease like this can exist.
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Without getting into /x/ territory, there is the risk a form of cervid CWD could evolve that infects people.

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And more importantly, what do you guys use to wipe? Do you carry a roll of toilet paper or use some other product? If you're in a place with running water, do you wipe with your hands, carry a poop glove, or? What gear do you use to dig the hole?
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I use an oval shaped stone with a smooth surface to wipe. The stone must be big enough so that your fingers never come in contact with the feces.
Basically you rub your anus with the stone then clean the stone with some water or leaves, then you rub again until you feel its clean.
Only if you burn it first. Animals will dig it up and it takes quite a while to decompose. Burning it makes the decomp a lot quicker.
>finding a nice smooth stone that's palm sized
>not bouncing it in the nearest river or lake
you had one job anon
trim your asscrack hair PLEASE
can somone pls explain how wiping with sticks and acorns works?
it sounds painful
this is based and how im gonna do it from now on i dont even use tp at home i just get in the shower after shittin, only way i can feel clean
tried, psylium husks did nothing for me at all when people say "fix diet" they never explain what that means, only thing that ever gave my clwan shits was being severely dehydrated
based all natural normie repellant
who is she

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Can any bowhunter for the love of God PLEASE explain what in the hell the "4 lb" or "2 lb" listed on fucking ARROWHEADS means?
4 pound head?
No way.
It's number of blades.
I'm not sure but I know a bit about arrows and broadheads and stuff.

Generally they make between 100 and 300 grain broadheads. You only want to go north of 100 if you have a heavy draw. Like >50lb draw.

I listened to one of the meateater's podcasts where they got super nerdy into arrows. Generally speaking, between the time you release the arrow and the arrow hits the animal, the animal is going to move, so no matter what you shoot. Its probably going to be a good idea to have a heavy arrow as it will exert more force.

So think of it this way, you have 2 arrows. 1 is 6 grain and one is 8 grain. You are better off using the 8 grain since within 50 yards, you probably won't see the arrow dip (think bullet drop) before it hits a deer or coyote or whatever you're shooting. Its basically a little bit more weight and force kind of like if a truck hit you going 50mph instead of 40mph and can help do more damage to the animal, hence giving it a quicker and cleaner death, which is what we all want.
>1 is 6 grain and one is 8 grain
If your arrow was that light it would shatter the second you released it and your bow probably would too.

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pic related is my current watch collection. one is from a lost and found at work and the other is going on 5 years old. they both work great and i like the size of them, but i'm looking to upgrade to something a bit better. i've seen some youtube reviews of very fancy watches with a lunar cycle indicator and that seems like a cool feature if done correctly.

what i'm look for (in order of importance):
>digital (no ticking noise)
>lunar cycle tracking
>durable for general /out use and can be worn during work
>not a smartwatch
>can take a NATO strap (i know aftermarket adapters for g-shocks exist but those tend to be pretty bulky)
>low profile so i can easily cover it with a long sleeve

my budget is around 200$ but if the price is justified that's flexible
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This >>2462743 but be wary mechanical watches are not anywhere as close to being accurate as quartz, I've had a Vostok Amphibia that would lose up to 5 minutes a week, while my Casio Gshock DW5600 and my cheap Casio quartz lose like a minute in 3-4 months
Are smart watches any good for going /out/ camping?
Never used one but I wouldn't really recommend bringing something so fragile camping. I mean you can but do you really want to bring an expensive, somewhat fragile watch to your /out/ adventures? I presume the battery life isn't the best aswell, 2-3 days max? You do you but I don't see an advantage over a 10$ digital Casio. Perhaps GPS but you might aswell install it on your phone.
Yes if you're camping for one night. For some reason trying to recharge them from a portable powerbank never seems to work very well.
being a /fa/g the mention of watches made my cringe but then i remembered there are actually still people that actually use watches for their intended purpose and not just a garish show of wealth
these also look pretty aesthetic desu

Hey everyone! I'm gonna have an opportunity to visit Connecticut/New York this autumn and I'm excited to see a New England Fall in person.

I'm a longboarder and I'm always looking for scenic paved bikepaths to bomb and my woman is a hiker. Any places we should check out while we're there?

What are some places in New England in general that are worth hiking through?
new york is not new england and connecticut barely counts

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Post your urbex, scavengers, trespassers, adventurers, loners, killers, explorers and robbers.
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up a sheer wall? slick with water or dusty sediment? where the top is also blocked in most places by wide concrete covers and the only place i found to exit was a 16 inch wide space right behind one of the supporting V pillars where some sheet metal had fallen off? not so easy.
you should start a garden and see if anyone gets weird about it. if they dont, live there
then describe it properly the first time. a seven foot pit is arms reach to pull uptwtgdx out of.
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>a seven foot pit is arms reach to pull uptwtgdx out of.
maybe you can, but I'm not strong enough right now, i did this while sick, kek. made the physical parts more difficult. currently coughing up way more green mucus than I ever have. fucking shite.
>describe it properly the first time
i mean ...
>pit below each cooling tower, with no obvious way out
>no obvious way out
Better than posting a bunch of stills

What is /out/s opinion on both? I am looking into getting decent pair of pants for trekking and I'm wondering if it's worth it to get a pair of pants that can also be used as a pair of shorts during the summertime.
Being able to Zip-Off the legs of your pants on the fly if it gets too hot also seems like a great deal but I'm very worried about the durability of a pair of pants like that since the zippers add another point of failure.
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Just roll your pant legs up like a man
I feel this all could be reduced to light merino underwear, zip-off pants and rainpants.
I included zip offs in my gear when I spent 2 weeks camping in remote OK. Added versatility without added weight. I kept a pair of thick workpants for brush busting and stuff, though. Wouldn't trust most zip offs in real rough conditions. They were good for relaxing around camp, though.
merino underwear is disgusting in the summer and hiking pants are miserable in the summer.
techically 80% hikes most of us do you could get away with your cock exposed wearing nothing below the waist. all a matter of how much you want to minmax.
zip off pants shorts are gonna be like 4x thicker than the type of shorts i recommend. my guide is how to not get swamp cock after a day hiking.
if you don't mind swampy ass then yeah wear whatever.

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