Author Topic: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?  (Read 728 times)

gunwharfman

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For me it's, cooking (it's a combination of can't, won't, and am not interested), being able to use a compass properly, (never been motivated to learn) not being bothered by sounds in the night, (a snapped twig outside and I'm awake!) and being willing to go for a day without a shave, I just can't do it!

windyrigg

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #1 on: 13:43:40, 06/09/20 »
I guess its the high tech gadgetry, not in the slightest bit interested, I go for a walk to get away from all that.....

jimbob

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #2 on: 14:01:34, 06/09/20 »
Can't and won't master walking faster than I do (just about 2.5 mph, at a push).

I prefer to amble along enjoying to the utmost what I am experiencing. Whether that be the fresh air, the views, the wildlife, flaira fauna etc. Oh, and I never try to enjoy the pain towards the end of a long day, can't master that either, or the daydreaming causing me to lose track of where I am.
Too little, too late, too bad......

GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #3 on: 14:02:44, 06/09/20 »


Putting trousers bottoms inside my socks ............ :o :o 
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Rivingtonboots

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #4 on: 17:16:44, 06/09/20 »
Maps and compasses.
Our dog is as good at map reading as we are.On our own ground round Rivington Moor we are great but anywhere else, forget it.

pleb

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #5 on: 17:23:07, 06/09/20 »
GPS etc, I just use paper maps.

Birdman

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #6 on: 17:26:30, 06/09/20 »
My balance is not very good, so in places where a river is crossed by most by walking over a log, I prefer to just walk through the water instead of risking falling in. Unless the log is really wide.
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Dovegirl

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #7 on: 18:46:51, 06/09/20 »
Completing national and other trails.  I like to walk the sections that appeal to me the most. 

Multi-day walks  -  I prefer day walks, as day trips from home or from where I'm staying on holiday

BrionyB

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #8 on: 19:36:56, 06/09/20 »
Camping.

ninthace

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #9 on: 19:44:23, 06/09/20 »
There are certain aspects of hiking that my body won't do any more but my brain is still willing to try.  :)
That said, we are on course for our highest annual mileage for over ten years.

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Mel

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #10 on: 20:37:26, 06/09/20 »
Apparently I can't/won't master the art of stepping out of the door for a walk at the moment.
Is the search over if you find nothing?
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fernman

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #11 on: 20:44:58, 06/09/20 »
Balancing on boulders to cross an upland river.
Scrambling.
Being near big drops.

richardh1905

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #12 on: 07:24:06, 07/09/20 »
Navigation using an app rather than a map and compass. Doing it the old fashioned way is all part of the fun to me.
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Jac

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #13 on: 08:24:57, 07/09/20 »
Apparently I can't/won't master the art of stepping out of the door for a walk at the moment.
Sympathies - something to do with the season? I want to hibernate already.
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

pleb

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #14 on: 10:03:44, 07/09/20 »
Navigation using an app rather than a map and compass. Doing it the old fashioned way is all part of the fun to me.
ditto.