Hiking Outdoors Recreation and Sports United States North America Regional.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails ( footpaths ), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails, in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word "walking" is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling, hillwalking, and fell walking. The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.
- Hiking Category
- Bivouac shelter - A bivouac shelter is any of a variety of improvised camp site or shelter that is usually of a temporary nature, used especially by soldiers, persons engaged in scouting and mountain climbing.
- Outdoor literature - Outdoor literature is a literature genre about or involving the outdoors. Outdoor literature encompasses several different subgenres including exploration literature, adventure literature, mountain literature and nature writing.
- Dog hiking ? hiking with dogs that carry a pack.
- Llama hiking - Llama hiking, also known as llama trekking or llama caravanning, is an activity where llamas accompany people on walking expeditions, including eco-tourism. The expeditions can last from as little as a few hours to several days.
- Nordic Walking ? fitness walking with poles.
- Scrambling ? "non-technical" rock climbing or mountaineering, or "technical" hiking.
- Tourist activities
- Adventure travel
- Works American Trails www
Works to enhance and protect America's network of interconnected trails. Trails. Includes action alerts, newsletters, and a calendar of events. American Trails.
- Connecticut Appalachian Mountain Club www
Connecticut chapter of the AMC. Mountain Club. Offers information on activities and membership. Appalachian Mountain Club.
- Information Backpack Camping in Connecticut www
Information on applying for permits to camp along any of the several hiking trails throughout the state. Backpack Camping in Connecticut.
- Forums Hiking New England www
Forums discussing hiking, New England, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. Hiking New England.
- Guide Peakbagging in New England www
Guide to the AMC 4000 footer peaks in New Hampshire, New England, Maine and Vermont. Lists of peaks, general information, route descriptions including distance and elevation gain, articles on training, FAQs and forum. Peakbagging in New England.
- General Hike-NH.com www
General information on hiking in NH, Hike-NH.com, primarily in the White Mountain Region. List of 4000 foot peaks, AMC huts system, discussion boards, newsletters, hiking glossary, weather links, gear reviews, trip reports, and how-to articles. Hike-NH.com.
- General Hikers Home Page www
General information on hiking in NH. Home Page. Also offers guide to the AMC huts and a list of 4000 footers in the White Mountains. Hikers Home Page.
- Provides Utah.com: Hiking www
Provides information on hiking destinations in the state and its national parks. Utah.com: Hiking.
- Wilderness Cloud Canyon Hiking Expeditions www
Wilderness hiking and camping trips in the Southern Utah backcountry specifically for women. Cloud Canyon Hiking Expeditions.
- Alexa: Hiking Outdoors
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Hiking Outdoors
- DMOZ: Hiking Outdoors
dmoz.org Directory: Hiking Outdoors