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Here is a bridge design we (the Town of Groton Massachusetts Trails Committee) used recently that seems to work. It feels plenty strong and sturdy when walking on it. The first bridge of this kind was only installed two months ago, so we don't yet have any direct evidence how long it lasts. However, we were generally pleased with the outcome, and are ...


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The relevant law is the Gesetz zur Erhaltung des Waldes und zur Förderung der Forstwirtschaft. In § 14 Betreten des Waldes (entering the forest) it says (bolded by me): (1) Das Betreten des Waldes zum Zwecke der Erholung ist gestattet. Das Radfahren, das Fahren mit Krankenfahrstühlen und das Reiten im Walde ist nur auf Straßen und Wegen gestattet. Die ...


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A general answer to a general question Long distance through hiking is a fairly well developed activity in terms of common best practices. I would suggest picking up a book on more popular through trails (The Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest trail in the U.S.) that has many handy suggestions. Take from it what you will based on the terrain you will cover. ...


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This is an extremely long trail. Very good walkers are able to do 30-50 km (depending on weather and terrain) each day for a very long time. But for seasoned (though physically very fit) walker a realistic estimate is on avg. 25 km/day. So for 7000 km you would need 280 days. According to the article on outdoorseiten.de the trail part in Romania is not done ...


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There have been discussions that because of night geocaching activities the forest laws in some Länder (I know it from Hessen) should get night restrictions. There is a general right to walk in the forest, also outside trails and including privately owned forest. This can be restricted for certain reasons (e.g. young forest areas, areas with ongoing ...


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Check out the Devil's Path in the Catskills: Long Path A little further north in the Adirondacks is the Northville-Placid Trail:


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I found a good service to use for the shuttling at Devil's Path. Just in case someone else needs help, it looks like Smiley's Transport in Tannersville, NY is a service that people use frequently. I just spoke with them on the phone and they were familiar with the trail and location. I plan to use them when I hike the trail. Follow Up We did the hike in ...


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There are some great backpacking loops in Northren PA. Off the top of my head I know of the Allegheny Front Trail and The Olde Loggers Path Check out http://www.midatlantichikes.com/pa.htm and also http://www.pahikes.com/ for some great PA hikes


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Have you considered the Finger Lakes Trail? It's certainly long enough, and has lean-tos along most of its length. There aren't a lot of loops, but you may be able to arrange a one-way with return by car or public transport. (In particular, the section around Ithaca crosses county bus routes at several places.)


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The warning during hunting season is not so much a legal restriction, but a safety one. Many regions allow night time hunting in season, and the risk to you is that you may be mistaken for a target animal and shot! Most tourist trails and blaze paths should be appropriately signposted, giving warnings if they go through a hunt area, so the hiker should be ...


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NZ Topo Map - www.topomap.co.nz is a great resource. You can highlight the area of map you're interested in and print it out in high quality to take with you. If you have a Windows Phone then you can download the NZ Topo Map app and take sections offline with you. Or if you have an Android phone, New Zealand Topo Maps Pro by Atlogis is a great app for ...



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