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Hello and welcome to The Great Outdoors, your DW community for camping, hiking, paddling, and all things wonderful to do in the outsides. The goal of this community is to share experiences through gushing, pictures, and sharing of questions, information and opinions.

In a new post, please introduce yourself, tell us what you like to do outside, what your latest or favorite trip was, and if you have anything planned for the near future.

Have fun and be safe out there!

Date: 2012-01-18 11:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] holyschist
I like hiking (mostly with a camera, so slowly), birding/dragonflying, canoeing (which I don't get to do often), and camping! Right now it's a bit cold out for my tastes locally, so I'm not doing much outdoors...waiting for spring. I live in Colorado, USA, Rocky Mountain region.

Favorite trip in the last couple years...canoeing down the Snake River in Grand Teton NP. I still need to post pics from that trip....

Date: 2012-01-19 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] weirdquark
How timely!

I just went on my first backpacking/camping trip last weekend with my roommates and it was awesome. We started slow because two of us hadn't done it before and the roommate who had hadn't done anything in a while. We drove out to the park, got there around lunchtime, hiked for ~5 miles to the campsite and got there just in time to set things up before it got dark. We took a shorter route back to the car in the morning because we were having issues with equipment, and were probably tired enough that it wasn't a bad idea anyway.

January in Texas is apparently the perfect time to backpack -- it was cool enough that we didn't get overheated walking around and warm enough that a long sleeve shirt was enough when we were moving.

We have vague plans to do it again -- a longer trip this time, driving out the night before and finding a cheap and nearby hotel so we can get an early start in the morning and get a longer hike in before crashing that night.

Date: 2012-01-19 11:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] weirdquark
We went to Colorado Bend -- not roommate J's (who has done backpacking before) first choice-- that was Pedernales, but Pedernales was having a special hunting thing last weekend. I don't know what we'll do next time, but my ideal would involve doing something where we'd walk all day to the campsite and then half the time back to the car the next morning so we can drive back in the afternoon and not get home too late.

Date: 2012-01-20 08:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Hi! I'm predominantly a climber (boulderer), and in the last year I've been working on climbing outside more, which I hope to take even further in 2012.

I'm hopelessly urban and not up to camping yet, but I love walking, and obviously hiking is often required to get to the places that have boulders, especially as I don't drive.

I got back from a quick trip to the Peak District a few days ago, which was wonderful; if you can catch a dry day when it's as cold as this, the friction becomes magical.

There are some photos from my June 2011 trip to the Peak here:

Date: 2012-02-07 12:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] faesdeynia
Thanks for making this community :-D


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