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15 Essentials for a Forest Hike
mrkstvns posted a topic in Camping & High AdventureI had a lot of fun doing a short urban hike a few weeks ago, and now we're planning our next great hike. This one will be a little longer (a bit over 10 miles) and will be in a forest (Davy Crockett National Forest). Step one in planning is to have an idea what we're doing, where, when, and what kind of conditions we expect. Davy Crockett National Forest is in East Texas and it's typical of low-land southeastern forests (i.e., fairly flat with only moderate elevation changes, lots of pine trees with a smattering of sweetgum, white oak, and a few other hardwoods, unimproved dirt trails that are
Scout dies hiking Picacho Peak (AZ)
RememberSchiff posted a topic in Camping & High Adventure16-year-old boy died hiking Picacho Peak with a Boy Scout group on Saturday, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said. The group had water but ran out when they got to the top of the mountain, the Sheriff's Office said. On the hike down, the teen began to exhibit signs of extreme dehydration, officials said. Members of the group called for help and emergency responders attempted to resuscitate the boy but were unsuccessful. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Office. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-breaking/2019/05/02/s
Jack Haskel works for the Pacific Crest Trail. He's part of a growing number of hikers who prefer to have fruitcakes as a seasonal break from protein and granola bars. "It's not the energy bar, it's not some goop. It's real food, not hiking food," he said. "You've got a perfect food for a hiker that's trying to go the distance," said Brenda Braaten, a nutritionist who discovered that fruitcake could be more than just a doorstop. "You're close to the same calories per gram in a fruitcake compared to a Snickers bar or a trail bar, but you're miles ahead on iron, magnesium, calcium," sh
Backpacking and camping in New England
mikemac4498 posted a topic in Camping & High AdventureMy troop is looking into doing a two to three day backpacking trip in New England. We are a fairly new troop and this will be the first backpacking trip done by any of our scouts. One of our ideas is finding a trail where we could hike about 10 miles then camp for the night and would like to pre-park our troops trailer near the campsite with food and supplies. We would still be having the scouts backpack carrying gear and tents. Are there any recommendations in New England? Where in New England have other troops gone backpacking? Thank you in advance.