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Login Name Post: Doesn't anybody Trek anymore?        (Topic#297714)
oletymepreacher 
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12-23-15 03:58 AM - Post#1533173    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

52 days trekking this year, plus a month of elk hunting. Being retired gives you a lot of time to goof off. Sorry no pictures, when I go trekking no modern equipment is taken along.

 
caddo 
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caddo
12-23-15 08:48 AM - Post#1533219    

    In response to oletymepreacher

A couple of friends and I do one or two a year in the national forest of East Texas. I also do a few day treks every year and find the time alone in the woods very relaxing. I usually bring along some tea and a cut of meat for the fire. After I do some shooting and hawk throwing. Got inspired to do this by reading post from Spence about his adventures. Why wait around for others to get the time to go with you when a day trek alone is so much fun. Try it guys you'll find yourself looking for an excuse to get out with your gear more often.

 
Stophel 
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Stophel
12-23-15 10:02 PM - Post#1533458    

    In response to Cruzatte

  • Cruzatte Said:
  • Sean Gadhar Said:
  • Stophel Said:
"Doesn't anybody trek anymore?"

I would, if I had somewhere to go. I'd have to drive several hours just to get somewhere where it's even possible to get far enough away from the road to no longer hear traffic. There's a small State forest nearer to me that I'm tempted to try, but trekking this time of year? Not exactly safe, and I would hardly be alone to enjoy the wilderness.



Gosh, those of us out west just don't know how lucky we are. I can drive an hour in any direction and camp, cut wood for a fire. Shoot, build a small lean to and no one would give a hoot.

Well a few might want to. Come along if the weather was nicer.




Yup. That's what I miss about living in the West.



Here in rural Kentucky, even in one of the least population-dense counties in the state, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting somebody. I feel like we're packed in like sardines.

I hope to one day go elsewhere... it only takes money...

 
canyon 
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07-02-16 03:50 PM - Post#1575451    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

check the top here, I've been twice this summer, 2016, with plans for at least two more before winter sets in.

 
Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
07-02-16 10:30 PM - Post#1575533    

    In response to canyon

Pictures would be helpful......

 
Mike payne 
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07-03-16 04:26 AM - Post#1575550    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

I have not trekked in a few years bad knee. I got a new one 3weeks ago so in a few months I back on the trail! Not PC but no one will see it๐Ÿ˜œ
Plus I have an 11 year old son that loves PC camping I can not wate!

 
Blizzard of 93 
Cannon
Posts: 7237
11-22-16 02:03 PM - Post#1599324    

    In response to Mike payne

also bad knees have kept me off the trails since around '05. and this area is some fine trekking country.

 
Nomad Expedition 
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11-08-17 04:57 PM - Post#1650899    

    In response to oletymepreacher

Nice to get out..

I just did a 30 day trek but I am very slow no one wants to go with me, but that's OK with me I enjoy the quiet time, I usually do this during hunting season so I don't have to carry as much food with me plenty of grouse kept me fed along the way also lots and lots of Wolves in the area at least 2 packs if not 3 in the area it gets very exciting when you hear them call and you know they are close by I never did see any of them and lots of tracks in the snow, I did see plenty of doe's that are not in season up here or just the rear end of a couple of nice bucks that did not have the courtesy of stopping to have a look back oh well that's the way it goes that's why its called hunting and not shopping. been back for a couple weeks and am wanting to get back out their again..

 
Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
11-08-17 07:46 PM - Post#1650940    

    In response to Nomad Expedition

30 days?..

That's not a trek....That's a journey or expedition... ..

 
J. Williams 
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J. Williams
11-09-17 02:14 AM - Post#1650968    

    In response to Nomad Expedition

  • Nomad Expedition Said:
...but I am very slow no one wants to go with me



Same here! I've always seen and learned more by slipping quietly through the forest, as opposed to crashing hurriedly onward like so many of my younger friends do. I suppose going it alone will be the norm for me unless I meet up with some other like-minded soul. And 30 days?!?! That IS impressive! I'd probably be completely feral after that many days in the forest and would just stay out there.


 
running horse 
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Posts: 141
03-11-18 11:24 PM - Post#1673882    

    In response to J. Williams

It's been a while since the last post here. I'll see if I can't get out for a day trek. I can get some pictures no guarantee they will be good or the trek exciting but it may add a pic to the post

 
tenngun 
Cannon
Posts: 7913
tenngun
03-12-18 12:01 AM - Post#1673887    

    In response to running horse

Yes, I just bought a pair of high lows and need to get em broke in and dirty before spring events.

 
running horse 
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03-12-18 12:08 AM - Post#1673888    

    In response to tenngun

If you need a place to go come on out, mountains are 10 min down the road

 
tenngun 
Cannon
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tenngun
03-12-18 09:35 AM - Post#1673921    

    In response to running horse

I live in the ozarks mountains just not as tall Mark Twain national forest all around me, but thanks

 
Calum 
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03-12-18 01:30 PM - Post#1673975    

    In response to tenngun

'afternoon,

I don't know that I'd call it a "trek", but did a day hike with a pard this past weekend. More of a conditioning march than anything, in CW kit. He was in Infantry gear, I was in USSS.

We stopped part way through and cooked up a small lunch of hard tack, potatoes, carrots and jerky.

No photos, but we're making it a semi-regular thing (as schedules permit) and hoping to get more guys interested from our units. At that point, hopefully have some photos.

Mike

 
Loyalist Dave 
Cannon
Posts: 6853
Loyalist Dave
03-12-18 07:15 PM - Post#1674017    

    In response to Calum

  • Quote:
I was in USSS.



I'm probably going to mess this up, but ....,

United States Secret Service ?

LD

 
Calum 
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Posts: 158
03-13-18 06:24 AM - Post#1674062    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

Heh! Nope. United States Sharp Shooters, or more commonly known as Berdan's Sharp Shooters. Early war uniform was green with guta percha buttons and leather gaiters.

Mike

 
Loyalist Dave 
Cannon
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Loyalist Dave
03-15-18 08:42 AM - Post#1674390    

    In response to Calum



I know of them too...., completely missed it....

LD

 
tenngun 
Cannon
Posts: 7913
tenngun
03-17-18 05:05 PM - Post#1674815    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

8 mike pre spring trek in the hecules glades today.

 
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