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    Default How do you like to hike?

    After I'm asked about carrying a gun, bear attacks and snake bites, one of the questions I'm asked the most by non-hikers is, "Do you go alone or with others?" (I believe it's the safety in numbers logic.) But, it got me to thinking about how I enjoy hiking and how others enjoy hiking.

    As for me, I think I enjoy hiking solo the most. It's the "hike your own hike" thing. But, I have to admit I really do enjoy the company of other hikers at camp in the evenings.

    I see lots solo hikers, couples and many large and small groups on the trail. So my question is, "How do you like to hike most?"

    1. Solo
    2. With a friend.
    3. With a small group, 2 or 3.
    4. With a larger group, 4 or more.

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    Default All of the above

    ALL of the above.


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    I think it is nice to move as I feel like, but hang out with other hikers at breaks and sometimes in camp.
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    At this stage of my life I enjoy hiking with my family. My father, my son and if we can ever get our schedules worked out my brother. Dad is 67 and I want to spend as much time with him on the trail (and anywhere else for that matter) as I can. My son is 14 and I know all too soon he will spread his wings and fly, so like with my Dad every chance I get I'll take. I am in the Army and in the past 18 years I have been gone more than around so the days together on the trail with my family are precious to me.

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    Harry, where are you stationed?
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    Right now I am A REMF in Washinton D.C. My last honest place of duty was the 10th Mtn Div, and before that a year in Saudi Arabia. Looks like I will end my career in 2006 or 2007 somewhere in the bowels of the Pentagon.

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    I gots to spend almost all of my working day "joined at the hip" with someone, & at home there are 4 of us so I get almost no "ME" time. A solo hike is for me. I like meeting other hikers, but enough to say Hi & move on.

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    This is the number one question I get asked by non-hikers. I answer alone, and the second question is "do you take your cell phone?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    Right now I am A REMF in Washinton D.C. My last honest place of duty was the 10th Mtn Div, and before that a year in Saudi Arabia. Looks like I will end my career in 2006 or 2007 somewhere in the bowels of the Pentagon.

    Harry
    Sounds like you might not always be a REMF. Ake dare, and good hiking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man
    ALL of the above.



    me too!


    but, i'm so slow...."Jigsaw" usually leaves me after a couple miles & i stop to take photos...& then everyone else passes me! hey, i'll eventually get there!
    I guess that means...i usually am hiking alone.
    hehehehehehe!
    see ya'll UP the trail!

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    Solo. It's for me.
    A friend...she makes it nice too.
    Groups...yeah I've done that.
    I see more solo, I hear more solo, I sense more solo, I "tune-in" more solo, I do more miles solo.
    There are times though when you've found such incredible places that you've "just gotta" share it with somebody.

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    For me, it all depends on the company. Frequently it's solo. Other times it's with my wife. Other times, it's with someone who shares my goals and objectives. Pace-O, where are you?

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    All of the above fits at one point in time. I must say that on the whole I like to hike alone when on the trail. However, it is nice to have company in camp at night. (Not too much company!)

    I find that when I am hiking with a group or a partner I end up solo at some point in the day. Then re-connect later. Sue/HH
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    I like to hike drunk and naked while snorting Viagra.

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    at least 10 characters
    Last edited by Jersey Bob; 10-27-2004 at 14:55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock
    Sounds like you might not always be a REMF. Ake dare, and good hiking.
    Rock,
    Thanks - or as my Arab friends would say Shucran(sp?). Is Tunks still open?

    Harry
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    Tunks, never heard of that one. Inshalla (sp?)
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    Rock,

    Tunks or Tonks is/was a lakefront resturant off of 28 on the left hand side as you drive in from Alexandria. Pretty neat setting and they use to have the best deal on the East Coast for oysters on the half shell(IMHO), not to mention a great selection of beer. Ques Al Humdallah

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    I will have to look for that.
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    No more Arabic, please. You are making me hungry for some shawarma, and all I have are Girl Scout cookies.

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