Hiker speak. Learn the definitions for terms and commonly used abbreviationsphrases, lingo, jargon, lexicon, slang, you name it used intelligent chat room the long-distance hiking community.
If you'd like to add to the list or suggest corrections, please send a comment. Access Trail — A trail that connects a primary trail to a road, campground, or another trail. Acclimatization — The process of becoming gradually accustomed to high altitude. An annual event organized by former thru hikers for fat babes for chat benefit of current thru hikers. The Kick Off is held at Lake Morena, 20 miles from the southern terminus of the trail, during the last weekend in April. The purpose of the Kick Off is to offer information, encouragement and camaraderie to the current year's thru and section hikers.
Also known as the ADZ. In an effort to spread out the pack, some thru hikers will begin their hikes before the Kick Off, hitch a ride back to Lake Morena to attend the Kick Off, and then hitch back to the point where they left the trail. Kick Free chat line phone numbers in belfast participants offer rides to and from points as far north as Warner Springs. Mainly used for boiling water to rehydrate or cook food.
Membership in this nonprofit group is open to all. Alpine Zone —The area consisting of all the land above tree line in New England.
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The alpine zone is best defined by its plant life. Conifers such as spruce and balsam grow as Krumholz near the tree line, giving way to tundra-type lichens, moss, and shrubs above. Occurs at high altitude due to diminished oxygen. Begins coimbatore sex talk shortness of breath, followed by swelling, flu-like symptoms, and eventually, death. Varies with the individual. Aqua Blazing — By-passing a section of the trail in favor of floating along a waterway that parallels the trail.
Aquamira — A two-part chemical water treatment. Aquamira is the most common brand. ATC — The Appalachian Trail Conservancy meet and chat app a volunteer-based, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, management, and promotion of the Appalachian Trail as a primitive setting for outdoor recreation on foot and for learning. ATC is both a confederation of Trail-maintaining clubs and an individual-membership organization.
In this guide roleplay chat apps landmarks, mileage, elevations and town information for the entire AT. Chair of the ATC from until his death in Backcountry - Area where there are no maintained ro or permanent buildings, just primitive ro and trails. Backslope — Trail construction term.
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Describes the cut bank along the uphill side of the trail, extending upslope from the tread. Bald — Describes a treeless, rocky summit in certain areas of the Appalachians. A "bald" is usually a treeless summit in the southern region that dog sex chat hilo1 hawaii not necessarily above timberline, but the peak is still open at the summit. Has more of a pastoral feel than the treeless summits of the Whites or Adirondacks.
Banana Blazing — The counterpart to pink blazing. Baseball Bat Shelter — An old style of shelter construction in Maine where the floor would be constructed out of parallel logs each with diameters not much greater than that of a baseball bat. Baselayer — Next to skin clothing layer, preferably wicking and quick drying. Base Weight — The weight of your pack and its contents, not including consumable items food, water, and fuel. Bear Bag — A bag sex chat webster girls by hikers to hang their food out of reach of bears and other critters, see 'Food Bag.
Bear Box — Metal containers found at trail he where bears are active.
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The idea is to take all food and other smelly stuff out of your car and leave it in the bear box. Boxes use latches, pins and other devices to keep the bears out. Bear Cable — Talk mobile number permanent cable rigged high between two trees specifically for hanging bear bags. Bear Pinatas — A poorly hung bear bag that's sure to be popped open overnight like an ursine party favor.
Bench — A long step, or tier, on the side of a hill. You climb until you reach the bench, then you walk across it, then climb until you reach the next bench. Big Three — Your backpack, shelter, and sleep system. These are typically the heaviest, most expensive, and most critical of items carried, and thus tend to get the most attention during gear online chat depression counseling. Bivouac — To sleep outdoors without a tent or proper gear, usually done only in emergency situations.
Though alpine climbers may do planned bivouacs on long and difficult routes, carrying gear known as a bivouac sack. Bivy Sack — A lightweight and sometimes waterproof bag that covers a sleeping bag. Black Blazer — Someone, usually a disgruntled townie, who paints over or otherwise removes trail markers and blazes to prevent hikers from finding the trail.
Black Flies — Chat members biting insects that breed in running water and flourish in late May and June. Blaze — Mark on a tree, rock,etc.
The Appalachian Trail is blazed with painted, 2-inch by 6-inch, vertical white rectangles that are placed at eye height on trees and other objects, in both directions, to mark the official route of the trail.
Side trails are marked with blue blazes. You see horizontal, diagonal, arrows, and other blazes along the trail. Blaze Orange — A very bright, visible in low light, hue of orange. The color to wear during hunting season. Blowout — Epic failure of a portion of your trail running shoes soles, upper, toe guardusually resulting in unsightly duct tape repairs and haggard sewing jobs in the 33699 free chatlines. Blue Blaze — Spur trails off the AT to bad-weather routes, views, shelters, water sources etc.
Blue Blazer — A long-distance hiker who substitutes a section of blue-blazed trail for a white-blazed section between two points on the trail. Boardwalk chat girl free Planking built on piling in areas of wet soil or water to provide dry hiking.
Bollard — Round post barrier, often metal, usually 4' high to prevent vehicles from entering a trail. Bonus Miles — Miles walked that are not on the trail, such as miles to and from resupply points or to and live hot sex chat in canada off-trail water sources or non-trail miles walked due to bad.
Bounce Box — A mail-drop type box containing seldom used necessities that is mailed ahead to a town where you think you might need the contents. Others follow in the footsteps. Cache pronounced cash — A supply of water, food, or supplies hidden for later retrieval. Talking to an older woman — An obviously manmade pile of rocks erected as a trail marker, chiefly used above timberline. Should be close enough to see the next one in heavy fog and high enough to see above fallen snow.
Calorie Loading — Eating as much high fat food as you can during a town stop. Camel Up — Drink your fill of water at the source until you're filled up then hike on. Also called Tank Up. Canister Stove — Syracuse free phone chat type of small backpacking stove that uses metal canisters of fuel.
Caretaker — The person who maintains and collects fees at certain shelters and campsites. The Andersons are well known trail angels who allow hikers to stay at their home. Terrie Anderson has described the atmosphere in their home as hippy day care. While not as popular as Hiker Heaven, many hikers do choose to stay at Chat room in pakistan de Luna. It is reported that those who do not stop at Casa de Luna will often have some sort of problem on the next section of trail that will force them to turn back adult chat room mithymna Casa de Luna.
The Andersons also maintain a cache along the trail. Terrie is said to make the best taco salad available anywhere along the trail. When your butt gets cold while sleeping in a hammock.
Class - Usually referred to in terms of technical climbing, for example: Class 1 is a simple mountain that can be climbed wearing a pair of sneakers; little more than a nature loop. Class 2 includes minor handholds, more or less to steady yourself as you clamber up the mountain. Free sex chat johnson city 3 includes some vertical climbing, and perhaps use of a rope.
Class 4 is any climb that requires use of a belay, in which another climber is required to remain stationary to take up slack and arrest the fall of the active climber.
Class 5 is any climb that requires ropes to be attached to fixed objects, such as a tree or piton. The attachment is not to aid in ascent, but rather to protect in the event of a fall.
Class 5 is the one with the most "variables. Class 5. Class 5 is often further broken up, such as 5. Class 6 is any climb that requires artificial assistance to be carried out, whether it is ropes dropped from above or other mechanical aids.
Lee city kentucky chat rooms for sex — Whoever is first to wake up and start hiking usually ends up clearing the trail of spider webs.
Col — Dips in the ridge without a road, while Gap and Notch are typically larger dips that have a road going through. Sag is a typically southern term, as is Gap, while Col and Notch are typically northern terms.
Water Gap is, of course, a Gap with a river. Contouring - Following an drifting pennsylvania chat rooms contour line around a mountain or canyon to get from point A to point B, rather than going up and down on a direct path.