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bio website twitter.com/allweil
location Israel
age 37
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
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I like hiking and treks- I've done "rifugio" (mountain hut) treks in Spain, Italy, Austria, Chile and Nepal. I've backpacked with tents in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, India and the U.S.

Lately I've gotten into bouldering.


Aug
9
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
6
comment Yellowstone back country camping trip?
Even if you don't see the bears, preparing for them, and obeying the (sensible, IMO) rules and regulations about food-because-of-bears is something that west coast hikers should be aware of.
Aug
5
answered Altitude sickness when going from sea level to 14,000 ft (4,200m) in a single day
Jul
17
comment Hiking possibilities near Silicon Valley
@NateEldredge I'm not objective, being the one asking, but there are many similar questions on this site (some of which I've asked) and they've been enormously helpful. For remote destination they may be too specific, but canonical answers to popular destinations seems a good idea to me. As for books - of course they exist. But this site is often used to direct people to the book (or the section within a book) that will be most useful in answering their question.
Jul
14
asked Hiking possibilities near Silicon Valley
Jul
14
revised What wild animals are there in California that can be dangerous or create hassles, and how do I avoid problems with them?
Added relevant geographic tag
Jul
14
suggested suggested edit on What wild animals are there in California that can be dangerous or create hassles, and how do I avoid problems with them?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
revised Trekking near Berlin
Added my experiences in the Markische Schweitz area
Jun
27
comment Trekking near Berlin
I ended up going to "Märkische Schweiz". Two days, sleeping at a hotel in Buckow in between. It was beautiful and convenient. Like @PaulPaulsen wrote - it's not remote, rugged wilderness, but still very pretty. You can swim in the lakes, too.
Jun
27
suggested suggested edit on Trekking near Berlin
May
31
awarded  Benefactor
May
31
accepted Trekking near Berlin
May
28
revised Trekking near Berlin
Added useful resource which doubles as an example of what I'm looking for in answers
May
26
comment Trekking near Berlin
@Paul No, your answer is fine (and very appreciated), but as you wrote, I'm just hoping for answers and opinions from more people, if possible.
May
20
awarded  Popular Question
May
14
comment Trekking near Berlin
@gerrit No, we weren't planning on renting a car.
May
13
comment Trekking near Berlin
@Paul Ideally, in huts/hotels/hostels ... we won't be bringing camping and cooking equipment with us. As for the scenery, it doesn't have to be mountainous forests, but it should be pretty enough that it makes sense to walk there during a visit to Germany, the kind of place that similarly-inclined tourists from other countries in Europe might go to.
May
11
asked Trekking near Berlin
May
2
awarded  Yearling