Who’d a thunk there was so much to say about hiking?

Lately it occurs to me there still is not a be-all and end-all site for hikers, no Facebook for dirtwalkers. There are sites about gear, sites for talking about gear, sites about specific locales, sites about specific national scenic trails, sites about writing about hiking the national scenic trails. A few absurd souls like me write about our hikes whether anybody wants to be told or not.

But there’s still no site that brings it all together under one roof. I think any such site has to answer four questions:

  • Where do I go?
  • What do I take?
  • Who do I go with (if anybody)?
  • Who’s been there before?

It also would have to get over distinguishing between day-hikers and backpackers. There’s nothing special about sleeping on the ground, but there’s nothing to fear there either. If you hike and camp, you’re OK by me.

What do the rest of you think? (Beyond the obvious fact that I couldn’t think of anything else to write about today?)