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sundog
2003-01-26, 01:39
An intense desire to be in the woods that borders on mania.

symptoms include-
packing and re packing packs
pitching tents in the living room
reading and posting to this message board(and others)
taking trail guides to work to read on the toilet
cooking dinner on the camp stove
grocery shopping that includes "liptons noodles and sauce"
wearing hiking boots to work
drinking out of a nalgene for no apparent reason

treatment
can be temporized with day hikes, but generally requires an overnight in the woods. a 4-5 month remission can be acheived with a week on the trail.

so named for Colin Fletcher- see related artical in backpacker magazine.

SGT Rock
2003-01-26, 13:27
See the related thread how to deal with hiking fever (http://hikinghq.net/forum/showthread.php?threadid=105)