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Old 02-04-2010, 03:07 PM
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Staying In Shape During The Off Season

I'm not a year-round backpacker. My preference is to hit the trail when the weather is moderately comfortable, say above 45 degrees. Rain doesn't bother me but cold does. So for me, November thru May in Oregon is usually "off season".

Are there others out there who share my weenie approach to Mother Nature, and if so, what do you do to stay in shape? I walk several miles every other day, but that's getting a little old, and exercise machines don't excite much eithe NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:44 PM
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I follow a similar 3-season approach to hiking. I'm not one much for winter here in western Pennsylv NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:35 PM
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Basketball at lunchtime three days/wk, plus "hiking" up our local Badger Mtn (1.4 miles ea NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Feeling The Urge

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Old 02-05-2010, 04:20 AM
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I'm with you on the 3-season, thing. I like to take walks on local trails in the Winter (especially NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:49 AM
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As much as I hate it, it's all treadmill and I use the incline during part of it. Feel like a gerbi NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:31 PM
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I'm with Outdoor Jim: the gym gets to see my smiling face every morning during the week and then I s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:04 PM
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I backpack some year round but I too do more trips in the spring and fall when the weather is nice. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:11 PM
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I don't winter camp (hate the short days) so exercise-walk and occasionally dayhike during the winte NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:07 PM
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I pretty much let all the fitness go through the holidays, than about this time of year patch in a 2 NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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