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hiking in south america

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by Max Flower, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Max Flower

    Max Flower Member

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    any fans of bushwalking/hiking?

    I'm doing a good 5 weeks travelling around sth america, specifically galapagos islands, inca trail, lake titicaca... will be leaving in the next few days, I can't wait.
    Who else loves to get out into nature and just wander?
    Anyone know some nice spots near where I'm going that are a little less known?
     
  2. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

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    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
    We have a great state park system here that we like to wander. Have hiked the Rockies too.
     
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  3. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

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    I would love to go to Chile.
     
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  4. Max Flower

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    I'll make sure to create a post with my favourite stories for the trip when I return. I have heard wonderful things about your Parks, and my partner and I have always said our dream honeymoon would be to spend a month or two hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    In other news, I leave tomorrow!
     
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  5. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My wife has hiked & dove that area. When she returns from work I'll ask.
     
  6. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    We have enough space in the U.S. for us to hike. I would never consider going to South America for anything; as absolutely beautiful as it is. I have no desire to explore places as lawless as South America is. We have enough of a problem here.
     
  7. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    To each his own I guess. We like it.
     
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    lorenzorten New Member

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  9. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

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    I'm jealous! I'd love to have the funds and time to take five weeks to go exploring somewhere.
     
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  10. Max Flower

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    Took me a long time to save, if I'm being honest. Im also counting on a pay check to come through while I'm away so that I can eat enough throughout the trip :p
    Travel is expensive, every time I do it I'm always scraping by, but it's worth the experience
     
  11. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It's only $$$ I always tell my wife. One thing you can replace. We have traveled extensively thru Central America and have enjoyed every minute.
     
  12. Max Flower

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    Finally made it home! What an experience! We hiked a volcano in the Galapagos islands, completed the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu, wandered the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia.. So much more. Will likely post photos some point across the next few days of the highlights. Jet-lagged as anything for now.
     
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  13. squirrelnest

    squirrelnest Addicted Member

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    When I go hiking....I always bring company.....

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  14. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    If you ever consider hiking in Patagonia (e.g., Chalten), please send me a PM and I'll do my best to assist you!
     
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  15. Max Flower

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    It's definately on my mind. I've already got two trips on the table first though, Hawaii and later, France, so it's gonna take me a couple of years at least before I can get to Patagonia. I've heard excellent things though!
     
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