Have the freshest free hiking tips sent to you each month!

The Things I Like Best...

I have hiked solo several times. The thing I like best about it is not being pushed physically by others, but pushing myself instead. To explain I am in my 50's grew up camping, backpacking, etc. Went on group trip 2 years ago and blew out my knee- trying to keep up.

Also, I am a birder and I always see the best while alone. For instance- Sunrise Down East rail trail northern Maine. I followed a porcupine for 1/2 mile ambling down the trail. Spooked Bald eagle from roost, only a few feet above me. It only flew a few feet after it sized me up as no threat.

Get to rough it as much/little as I like. Also carry much less stuff alone, but sleep in 2 man tent.-25 lb including 2 liters water for a summer week.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Solo Hiking.


Didn't find what you were looking for? Use this search box to find it quickly.