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Depending on how much other stuff you will be carrying, a whole trumpet and case may be too heavy and/or bulky. Just take your mouthpiece and blow through it when you feel like it, on an easy part of the trail. Maybe not your prime mouthpiece - a spare one that would be less-upsetting to loose or damage. A brass mouthpiece weighs around 75 grams (2 2/3 ...


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For one, thank you for asking and planning to be considerate. I wouldn’t wholly throw away the idea of practicing while on a backpacking trip, particularly if you’re a professional, but there are definitely ways to be considerate. I generally don’t think that people would appreciate long periods of listening to someone practicing, regardless of skill level. ...


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From my perspective, it depends on where you are backbacking/camping. And it's not other humans I would be concerned about primarily. If you are in a very remote setting where there are only very few or no other humans, then I would recommend to be careful with the noise that you make. This does not only apply to trumpeting. The wildlife in that remote area ...


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The Leave-no-trace tag in the question implies that you are familiar with the concept. Have you actually read the Leave No Trace principles? I'll quote from Leave No Trace Canada's 7th principle page: Be Considerate of Others One of the most important components of outdoor ethics is to maintain courtesy toward other visitors. It helps everyone enjoy their ...


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See also answers to What exactly is so wrong with playing music on trails? which are pretty much universally don't do it! A campground in the evening has aspects of a confined space; once can of course suddenly go flashlight-hiking or drive away1 but if you've started a fire or settled in for the night, one can feel constrained to remain. Another person ...


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If you haven’t done much hiking before: Don’t underestimate how exhausting it can be. Depending on the hike and level of fitness there is a very real chance you’ll be too exhausted to do any serious, beneficial practice. I agree with the other answers that playing the trumpet could seriously annoy other people. However, it very much depends on time and ...


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So, I can't answer from experience, but there were some significant changes since 1950 regarding the use of national parks. In the 1960's or so, there was a significant uptick in usage of National Forest primitive areas, on the order of a 3x increase. Recreation visits to National Park Service areas went from 33 million to 172 million over the span of 1950 ...


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I came in here as a musician from this question on music, so I leave the hiking relative aspect to others. As for the need to keep the chops in shape, you could just bring your mouth piece. This does not produce that much sound as with the instrument. My brother has a plastic mouth piece lying the car, and he sometimes blows it while driving... An even ...


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Trumpeting while backpacking? Do not see a problem with it, but please remain considerate of others. Hunting horns have been in use for centuries and are still in use in certain countries. It is a tradition. Nevertheless, one should be respectful of trumpeting in and around campsite, where others may get annoyed easily. Many hikers and campers appreciate the ...


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