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Nope. Hard Pass!

Almost all of us (I'm sure) have our bucket list hikes - the trails that we may only dream about doing or are planning but know it's a once-in-a-lifetime trek.

Yeah, this post isn't about those. It's about the other ones. I've now been watching two separate YouTube channels where people have done the Florida Trail. Walking - AND CAMPING - through swamps infested with alligators and water moccasins and other creatures is not something I ever desire to do.

The Florida Trail is number one on my personal "Nope. Hard Pass!" list. Looks beautiful but with my fear of snakes and such... Ain't. Ever. Gonna. Happen.

So, which trail is on YOUR "Nope. Hard Pass!" list?

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leaving in a few days for a 7 day paddle thru the everglades wilderness waterway/gulf route....pythons, crocs, and aligators.

nightmares about the movie 'anaconda'!

the rangers say you don't need to worry about raccoons getting into your food - because the PYTHONS HAVE EATEN MOST OF THEM!

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But at least you'll have a paddle to protect yourself. 

Maybe bring a couple decoy racoons?

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'Decoy Raccoons' would be a great name for a band!

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To be followed by "The Pythons"! 

HEY! 

Decoy Racoons! 

REI are you on this idea? Or do we have to go to Ronco again?

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@Dad_Aint_Hip 

Great post!

Given that heights, crowds, and tight spaces all make me nervous...that the Mount Hua Shan plank walk hike combines all of those into one terrifying experience it has to be my 'nope'. HARD. PASS.

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Oh yeah - I can watch people do that but there is no way I could do that. I get shivers thinking about that.

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Found another one for you/us, @REI-JohnJ  - the Harihar Fort in India. 80° rock-cut stair case. But don't worry, there are hand holds carved into the rock 😂   

 

Harihar Fort Video (safe for work) 

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@Dad_Aint_Hip 

Is there a 'double-nope' category?! I think I would do okay going up as, unlike my previously mentioned hike of doom where you're traversing across the steep face, you're facing in towards the rock. However, I'm not getting down that without a rappel thank-you-very-much. Also, the dramatic music did NOT make me feel any better about that hike nor that they referred to the handholds as making it 'pretty safe'...twice! 

 

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