Question: Can someone suggest a good personal gps unit for hiking and kayaking?
I am looking for a personal gps unit for hiking and kayaking. I saw one not too long ago that works very very simply. You turn it on and mark your position when starting out and it tells you how to get back. That’s all it does. It is meant to be worn on a jacket zipper or a lanyard. Can someone tall me where to find it or suggest something else? Thanks in advance.
Answer by garmin handheld gps
Two very good marine friendly units that are waterproof and float as well as being good hiking companions that have the tracback feature you mentioned are the Garmin 72 and 76 units. Go here to check them out:
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Question: What’s the biggest state park / hiking trail in or around Maryland?
All of the hiking trails and parks I know of are very small and close to busy roads. Doesn’t really feel like nature. Where can I go that would actually remove me somewhat from civilization?
Answer by ALL
I was following your question for a couple days in hopes of getting info myself. Since no one answered so far, I just say I know of a couple nice places but I’m not sure if they’re big enough for you.
1. Oregon Ridge in Hunt Valley, MD. Nice with hills.
2. McKeldin area in Marriottsville , MD
Both the above are good for 1-2 hour hikes (maybe 3-5 miles depending on how many side trails you take)
3. If these aren’t big enough, you can head on out to the Catoctin Mountain Park. There are many miles of trails out there.
Question: Is there any swimming in Florida that not a lot of people know about? Or hiking trails in miami Florida?
I just moved to Miami Florida and I love nature and want to know is there any swimming holes that not a lot of people know about that you would need to hike to? Or any hiking trails? I love going hiking to places where There is not a lot of people and any other places that not a lot of people know about. It might make no sense but someone please help me!(: thank you so much.
Answer by Amused Contestant
I know of no swimming holes. Even if I did, I would never use them because of large carnivorous reptiles that may be lurking.
Hiking is a different story. Taking into consideration that we’re in a very urban area in Miami-Dade and Broward, there are several city and county parks that have hiking trails, each with an abundance of local flora and fauna. Getting further away from the urban area, Jonathan Dickinson Park near Jupiter is wide open for hiking. West of Miami is Shark Valley, which has a great walking/biking trail, but I would do it only in late winter/very early spring. I know that the levees that run along the western canals are good spots for hiking.
No doubt you’ll get better advice if you hook up with one of the local hiking clubs in the area…
Question: How do you go about hiking Mt. Rainier?
Like training, equipment, maybe some kind of group or whatever. Any info will help
Answer by gcbaby601
One doesn’t so much “hike” the mountain, as they do “climb” it. It is a pretty challenging feat, but definitely attainable if it is something that you really want to do. Most people climb in the summer months, from around mid-May to mid-September. It takes most people 2-3 days, depending on how far you want to push yourself each day. Generally, on day one you climb up to a base camp, set up on the snow, and go to bed early. Day two starts very, very, very early in the morning (sometimes as early as 1AM or midnight), and you climb the rest of the way to the summit in the dark. This is done at night because that is when the glacial ice is the most frozen and safest to climb on, and you use headlamps for a light source. Some people opt to go all the way back down after summiting on day two (this is a loooong day), and others opt to spend another night at base camp before going the rest of the way down on day three. No matter which way you go up, you are going to have to climb on glaciers. If you are not already very comfortable/experienced with ice travel and using crampons and ice axes, you should go with a guide service. The guide services offer you an experienced guide to lead you up, a group of fellow climbers like yourself to go with, and equipment for you to use. Some of them even offer “snow school” a day or two before your climb, to practice using the equipment and learn things like what to do if you fall. Keep in mind that you should be in as good of shape as possible (or at least exercising) before arriving. Climbing the mountain requires endurance, and the elevation will pose a greater challenge if you are not prepared for it. I’m putting a link below that is full of information about climbing the mountain, and should answer most of your questions about routes, permits, regulations, ect. It also has a link to websites for the three main guiding services that are permitted to operate on the mountain. You should spend some time looking around the sites to help you decide which one to choose, what to expect, and if this is really something you want to do. Good luck!
A lovely and easy to reach canyon, Wadi Weida’a is a nice area for a family outing and those who enjoy waterfalls and an abundance of vegetation and water in a unique rocky desert landscape. This animation is part of the “Hiking in Jordan Collection” by Grant & Maassen. With 3D computer graphics generated using NASA’s World Wind mapping technology. Check out also our website with a complete overview of all trails: www.hiking-in-jordan.com Produced with Nasa World Wind Under: NASA Open Source Agreement Version 1.3 Music: Aulendia II Album: Aulendia By Terepin Licensed Under: CC BY-SA 3.0 Sunny & Blue Album: Eva’s Gift Part II By Mr Yo So Licensed Under: CC BY-SA 3.0 Production: Poppieworks License: Video Distributed Under: CC BY-SA 3.0 NASA is not affiliated with this project. We use software released under NASA’s World Wind program for 3D trail rendering. See for more information the following video on our YouTube Channel: Wadi Weida’a – Video.
Question: What to bring for lunch when going hiking?
I’m having my second date with a guy and we’re going hiking so I thought it might be nice to surprise him with a little lunch. What are some good ideas for things to bring/make?
Answer by ALISON H