take a hike

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our july catalog and its stunning location have really got me longing for a rugged hiking and camping vacation.  all I want to do is take off on a weekend with nothing but a rucksack on my back and explore the great outdoors.  i am a summer person but i am already dreaming about fall because i think that would be the perfect time of year to do this… hearing the crunch of the leaves beneath my feet, brisk morning air that still warms up to the sun, moonlit dips in a lake and drying off by a fire with a big cozy blanket wrapped around me…

here’s what i would bring:

1. vintage patched travels backpack; 2. fp super skinny cord; 3. we the free rugged trench coat; 4. portland lace up boot & cableknit tall sock; 5. motorcuff long sleeve scoop thermal; 6. eternal sunshine shirt; 7. southwest poncho.

Appalachian Trail Sign

i would really love to hike the appalachian trail –maybe not the entire length (from maine to georgia or vice versa) but at least part of it. i had the opportunity to do this once in high school and i always kindof regretted not taking it.

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images – k., jess gough.

what is your favorite spot to go hiking? give me some ideas!!

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Aura -July 14, 2010, 10:53AM

We’re leaving on Sunday for a 7 day hiking/camping trip. We’re camping half the time, and staying in a Yurt in the middle of Colorado backcountry the other nights.

Our favorite place to camp/hike is Colorado. This will be our third Summer in a row to go. The weather is perfect -70′s during the day, and low 40′s at night. It makes for perfect hiking.
Also Colorado is beautiful in the Summer, everything is so green and all the wildflowers are blooming.

Shanghainese Dumpling -July 14, 2010, 11:23AM

I would love to go hiking one day!!! but never really an out door person, but love those hiking items you have featured here :) the wool socks in work boots look is very cool!!

mackenzie -July 14, 2010, 11:56AM

Northern California! Nothing beats the redwood forest and the amazing scenery of the golden coast.

Anonymous -July 14, 2010, 12:26PM

THE BERKSHIRES!!! woo hoo

Anonymous -July 14, 2010, 1:03PM

the boy I am in love with is taking a break from school to hike the apps for the entire semester. oh the fall backs in loving a gypsy soul.

christine -July 14, 2010, 1:10PM

I second Northern California! I live up there and hiking the Lost Coast trail through Shelter Cove is amazingggggggg

Anonymous -July 14, 2010, 2:23PM

This is eagle creek hike, outside portland, oregon, in the columbis gorge
http://staticonthebrain.com/images/photogalleries/thedeathcard/processional.jpg

This is forest park, portland, oregon
http://staticonthebrain.com/images/photogalleries/thedeathcard/FOREST-CARESS.jpg

This is angels rest hike outside portland oregon in the columbia gorge
http://staticonthebrain.com/images/photogalleries/wanderingthroughtrouble/OBSERVE-AND-JUDGE.jpg

fp julia -July 14, 2010, 2:34PM

wow, beautiful photos, anonymous!!!

Kim -July 14, 2010, 9:32PM

I love hiking the Mt. Rainier Wonderland Trail in the summer time, it’s soooo beautiful! Great place to clear your mind of all the stress from everyday life. Beautiful photos! I love the new catalog, I want everything in it!

innacha -July 15, 2010, 4:12PM

i like going to yosemite. they have many great views. and many places to visit. I especially like the hike up to the waterfall.

Anonymous -July 19, 2010, 3:46PM

thank you fp julia! They are my best friend and hiking partners photos, jason. He is a gem!
-heather

Anonymous -July 24, 2010, 10:06PM

in the d.c area great falls is a great regular spot. sugarloaf mtn MD is nice as well as anything in the blue ridge mtns

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