>get up at 6am. >get ready, pack water, snack, and gear. >cook up and eat a hearty breakfast

>get up at 6am
>get ready, pack water, snack, and gear
>cook up and eat a hearty breakfast
>drive 1 hour to trail head
>parking lot (there's 6 spots) is full
>go back home and play video games all day

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i'm personally going to start driving out friday night, parking at the trailhead, and sleeping in my car to maximize my weekends

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You should've been at the trailhead at 5am.

      I live near a Wilderness Area where people actually do this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I do this all the time. It is much easier to just get up out of my car and just start hiking then it is to get myself out of my comfy bed and make myself drive to a trailhead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I get friday off and drive out thursday night 😉

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you did this enough times youd probably be harassed by rangers or similar types

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Highly unlikely in national forests. He could probably live there permanently for a few weeks before getting asked to leave. I've even done it many times in national parks without issue.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    t. average PrepHole anon

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    theres a perfectly good spot in between the ford and the toyota. let me guess you have some assblasted black dodge ram with a lift kit and truck nuts so it wont fit. cringe.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Desperate swing and a miss.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I see two spots my ford fiesta would easily fit in.

      Desperate swing and a miss.

      They're correct. Also: do you ever think for yourself or just endlessly regurgitate comments you updooted.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        The OP's photo isn't OC geniuses
        https://naturalatlas.com/trailheads/storm-castle-1936776

        [...]
        See above

        nta but I think most people assume the trailhead in question was the one you posted- which would makes sense unless clarified otherwise. trailheads in MT are never full.

        You created a troll thread and are now complaining that people aren't being trolled in the way you intended?

        You dumb fricking Black folk. Obviously, this isn't a photo OP just took. Look at the cars. Look at the leaves. This photo wasn't taken in this decade.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Calling

          [...]
          The OP's photo isn't OC geniuses
          https://naturalatlas.com/trailheads/storm-castle-1936776

          [...]
          See above

          a "dumb fricking Black person" when that post pointed out the same fricking thing you illiterate homosexual

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Look at the cars
          Everyone in Montana drives a 20 year old shitbox.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I see two spots my ford fiesta would easily fit in.
      [...]
      They're correct. Also: do you ever think for yourself or just endlessly regurgitate comments you updooted.

      The OP's photo isn't OC geniuses
      https://naturalatlas.com/trailheads/storm-castle-1936776

      >Leaves on the trees
      >plenty of overflow parking by the helipad
      Either this isnt the trailhead, or it didnt happen today..or it didnt happen at all

      Which is it?

      See above

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no shit. I used to live right across the river from it. Which is why I pointed out OP was full of shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd just hook a tow strap up to a toyota and drag it out of the parking spot. take the parking spot. problem solved.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >dodge ram
      That hasn’t been a thing for 14 years anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >buying a car any new than 20 years ago
        asking for problems

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You should've been at the trailhead the night before, and sleep in your car.

    does anyone else obsessively research in google maps for places to park? specially when the trailhead is a small town with thin roads, low houses and possibly dogs and people, i spend almost as much time on that shit as looking at the actual trail

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just park on the side of the road bro

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's what I've learned hiking in a very popular out state all my life. Trails have gotten a lot worse as of like 8 years ago and I miss the solitude of my childhood. No sense in yearning for what likely is not coming back.
    1. Find less popular trails; you can gauge popularity by frequency of reviews on trail websites. I can often ignore everything else on this list and see only one or two people because I've found some nice spots with very little traffic.
    2. Get up earlier, 5am at the earliest
    3. If you drive far, make sure it's not towards a popular area
    4. Hike in the rain and cold. Summer is the worst time to hike
    5. If you have a day off during the work week, use it to hike
    6. Find difficult trails or poorly maintained trails, or (weirdly enough) easy remote trails. Here lots of people use trails to work out so easy hikes are frequently empty. Not sure if that's just a "here" thing though.
    7. Plan weird routes in gps apps like gaia; don't just go on routes listed on websites. National forests are your friend.
    8. Start or end in the dark with a headlamp. ngl this is pretty spooky sometimes if you only hike alone like me
    9. Unfortunately popular hikes are popular for a reason. Sleeping in your car + starting in the dark is often the only way to enjoy certain areas.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >5am at the earliest
      *latest. (I do 5am most hikes, 4:30 a few times a year and 4 maybe once a year)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Hike in the cold
      Actual FS employee here, this is great and easy to follow advice. Trails are barren at midweek during late winter/early spring. Especially if there's snow on the ground. Winter hiking should be far more popular then it is.

      You should also look for trails with popular climbing spots along them. Climbers fill trailhead parking but don't actual use much of the trail.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jeesus KKKryste.

      How about 0. Wipe out 99% of "humanity"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >summer is worst time to hike
      as an oregonian thats my life, hike as much as I can fall to early spring and then get used to overcrowding at every hike for lame ass summer, im fortunate to exclusively have my weekend on the normal work week

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Leaves on the trees
    >plenty of overflow parking by the helipad
    Either this isnt the trailhead, or it didnt happen today..or it didnt happen at all

    Which is it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      homie why are you getting all bent out of shape because I picked a photo of a trail head parking lot randomly off the web

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nta but I think most people assume the trailhead in question was the one you posted- which would makes sense unless clarified otherwise. trailheads in MT are never full.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You created a troll thread and are now complaining that people aren't being trolled in the way you intended?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >get up at 6am
    That's your first mistake. Get up earlier for popular areas or camp the night before.

    >go back home
    That's your second mistake. Always have a backup plan.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is my worst nightmare as someone with intense parking anxiety who can't seem to get out of the house earlier than 11

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >can't get out of the house before 11am

      stop being a child

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    should have been out there the night before placing caltrops

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These homies ever heard of backing into a spot?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is backing in really worth it most times? It's easier to back out into an open lot than it is to carefully back in between 2 cars. But either way you'll have to put your car in reverse when arriving or leaving so why challenge yourself?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We call that "Princess parking" where I come from.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Princess parking is when you get to park directly in front of whatever you're trying to reach.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That sucks OP. If you don't mind walking a few extra km's would you have been able to park somewhere out of the way? There's usually some abandoned logger road somewhere that has a concealed place to park. Bonus points if you can conceal it with brush, or if your car is an old bomb and looks abandoned anyway!

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone just parks along the side of the road further down if that happens. You don't need to only hike in rain or on weekdays lmao. It's like no one here actually goes PrepHole.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what the frick is a trailhead

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think this is the board for you, Euro.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If whenever you're going to can be reached by car like that then it's not really PrepHole it's basically a city park

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bullshit. if one hiked into the woods from the trailhead in OPs pic you would have access 200,000 acres of designated wilderness and an additional 500,000 acres of general NF.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >200,000 acres is a lot
        lol
        lamo

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Go run across 200k acres and back and let us know how small it was

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >200,000 acres is a lot
          >300 square miles
          Thats just the immediate stuff. From this parking lot you can walk almost 60 miles into Yellowstone before hitting a paved road. There is an additional 1 million+ acres of Wilderness in the NF which totals 1.8million acres. Not bad for 20 minutes from town

          >National forest = logging apocalypse

          >everyone is a israeli logger

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >National forest = logging apocalypse

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao moron

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >derps
          sure thing skippy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm trans btw I forgot to include this in my post

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > his day hikes don't include the 20 mile approach from his house

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Storm Castle
    Hello fellow Montanan. That's what you get for trying to hike Storm Castle now that every coastal homosexual and his brother decided to move to MT.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah frick off. I'm moving to Montana at the end of the summer and I can't wait.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kek you're about 10 years too late. Enjoy the HOAs and rentoid costs. Enjoy never being able to afford land. Enjoy generally terrible food and service, and some of the biggest entitled buttholes you've ever met. We have California levels of traffic jams in Bozo and Zoo Town. I'll probably stay another 5 years if I can stomach it and then retire to the family ranches in Idaho.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >We have California levels of traffic jams in Bozo and Zoo Town
          >never been in a Bay Area or LA traffic jam
          Absolute bullshit. There is NEVER a traffic jam on the hwy unless there is an accident. In town, at most you might have to weight an extra light or two but it is a minor inconvience and absolutely trivial compared to CA.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >In town
            Which town? Try driving to Bridger Bowl from BZN on a weekend frickwad.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >derps
              >one road
              >a few days a year

              sure. I had to wait for several minutes to make turn onto brdg cny rd. Still beats a trip to Tahoe on a weekend....frickwad. Your comparison was asinine. An adjective I am sure you are familiar with.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >t. moved to bozangeles after covid so he could find himself.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >fail
                born and raised in MT. Spent time in CA for work. Back home now.

                Why do you type like a redditor?

                Why are you fricking moronic

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Why do you type like a redditor?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Idaho
          Frick off were full

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          god i'm never envious of people except for those who can live on forest adjacent ranches/farms. Its completely unfeasible I could ever have such an opportunity short of maybe finding work on someone elses farm.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          gee have you guys considered building more infrastructure or towns young people want to be in besides Bozeangeles or Zoo town

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >drive to take a walk somewhere else
    just walk around you stupid homosexual

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if he lives in a high-traffic shithole?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Theres something invigorating about creating your own parking space but if the hikes long enough id stress that im gonna get a ticket or something

      what a stupid fricking thought, yeah ill just walk around my same neighborhood my entire life who needs to see anything when I have residential streets right outside my house?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's a spot right there stupid

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not his picture you stupid pos

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not his picture
        >he uploaded it
        ok moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          OP didn't actually get up at 6 am to go PrepHole.
          OP dreamed up a new reason to not go PrepHole, googled a pic and posted it to the internet.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          See

          [...]
          The OP's photo isn't OC geniuses
          https://naturalatlas.com/trailheads/storm-castle-1936776

          [...]
          See above

          you low-IQ homosexual

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brother, they were all full at 6am, getting there at 7:30 or 8 is way too late.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You just have to venture out to a more desolate spot that only the locals know about, I'll scout around for parks in my state that aren't as well known and happen to be the best areas.

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