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Old 02-20-2023, 03:57 PM
 
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Constantine of Hiking America got into some drama with a New Zealand YouTuber, who is criticizing their hiking style. The guy makes some good points calling them out on their decisions to save time by road walking instead of hiking on the trails. I do wish they would take their time and stay on the trail, but Hiking America is still one of the best hiking channels on YouTube.
I noticed this issue with the CDT. The complaints are the CDT is not a well marked trail; there's a lot of road walking; and there are many alternative routes. I get the impression that if a hiker just walked north/south, then he/she will eventually make it to the border.
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Old 02-20-2023, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I noticed this issue with the CDT. The complaints are the CDT is not a well marked trail; there's a lot of road walking; and there are many alternative routes. I get the impression that if a hiker just walked north/south, then he/she will eventually make it to the border.
Oh the CDT shortcuts are ridiculous. I have yet to see one single YouTuber complete the entire CDT. Almost everybody cuts off the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. That cuts 200 miles off the trail. Almost everybody cuts off the entire Idaho section of the trail. That cuts off 500 miles. That's 700 miles of trail that most people don't hike. That's more than a month of hiking for most people.

Yet they will hike the basins in Wyoming and New Mexico, because that is flat easy hiking.

If I had the skills to write software, I would make an app to certify that somebody actually hiked an entire trail using GPS tracking. Maybe that would help cut down on the cheaters.
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Old 02-26-2023, 06:15 PM
 
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And Daisy is on the Florida Trail. Apparently, she never left.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCby...jicqb-sLxqBNJd
It seems she is hiking the PCT now, but just for her Patreon and Channel members.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noeYDi8PgyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK-T9IZyLko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4m_tk8hnWk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNFr0fjGbww

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afUzGo1uIDw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZIUY1__Lck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1tiGurx2EA
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Old 02-28-2023, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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This is a channel that Stella Hikes mentioned in her last video.

Bad Bat Hikes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlhAcQb0LU4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AovKI0Ks4jM
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Old 02-28-2023, 09:14 AM
 
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I like this channel: https://www.youtube.com/@redape6870/videos
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Old 02-28-2023, 06:08 PM
 
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I don't want to link to my own channel on the platform for privacy reasons but some of the memorial park hikes on YT are really fun to watch.
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Old 03-02-2023, 06:55 PM
 
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Happy is back on the AT for a 2023 thru hike.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV-_HsyjO9Y
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Old 03-02-2023, 06:56 PM
 
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It seems she is hiking the PCT now, but just for her Patreon and Channel members.
Thanks for the update!
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Old 03-02-2023, 08:27 PM
 
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Happy is back on the AT for a 2023 thru hike.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV-_HsyjO9Y
I'll check him out. He looks a lot like Hawk.

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Thanks for the update!
And she is off the trail again, at least for now. Reason given due to the heavy snowfall in Southern California. But she is making another video complaining about her mental health issues.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T6E-Up-ct8
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Old 03-03-2023, 03:27 PM
 
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I'll check him out. He looks a lot like Hawk.

And she is off the trail again, at least for now. Reason given due to the heavy snowfall in Southern California. But she is making another video complaining about her mental health issues.
Happy reminds me of Hawk and Quicksand. IIRC, the 3 met up on the AT in 2021. Happy is a beast. He hiked the Smoky Mountains during a blizzard in 2021 when everyone else got off the trail.

I didn't realize Daisy's weight was an issue in the hiking community. From the YT videos I've watched, there are people of difference shapes, sizes, ages and color on the trail. I didn't think weight would be an issue. Heck, there are some YT vloggers whose main goal is to lose weight while thru-hiking. It's really no big deal.
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