whats your trail name?
>>1148756yellow coyote... i know its absurd. i've never referred to myself by it. i don't know how its stuck for the past decade. i blame my two friends who started calling me it in public places and asking people if they've "seen the coyote"
>>1148769>seen the coyoteKek
>>1148785>not four yew
>>1148756No, I'm not a college freshman and I'm not a hippy.
>>1148816Yeah, we know, tripfag.
>>1148826Don't get sexy with me I didn't ask to be aroused
>>1148756Dyck van dyke
How does one get a trail name?
>>1148756bartender >I bring the party
>>1148881Tell us about yourself, we'll settle this shit right here and now
Surplus.Most of my gear is Military surplus gear from various countries. Mostly US but I hope make at least one piece of my kit from a different military.
>>1148881Your trail name is "No-Name".
Long "shlong" chong
I don't know but this is my Braille name.
Why-are-you-holding-a-gunold indian name, i think he was a brave dominant warrior or something
Kills 7 deer without a permit
>>1148910>balooBut you still do anon >:]
>>1148776This but off the trail too
>>1148889I'm a piece of shit and I hate myself
>>1148899I’m feelin it
Pringles Can Dan
The one. At least that is what they tell the cops.
>>1148995Do you hike with you son Mike?
the lead baron
>>1148964Your trailname is JUST.
pervert or some times hesgotmyson
It really is cringe worthy to me. I was asked this question so many times on the Appalachian trail. And when I just gave them my real name they seemed disgusted I wouldn't participate in the silly tradition.
>>1148769Out here if someone calls you a coyote it means you're being lazy.
Loose Anus Seamus
>>1148756Long Schlong Silver
>>1148756>>1148889I want a trail name. I enjoy hiking easy trails hike primarily for the scenery and looking at fungus/plant life, almost never hunt or fish, though I've sumitted a few mountains. I'm also male, 20s, college educated, and I live in Texas.
>>1148783Hiked the Appalachian Trail 3 years ago from just outside Harrisburg PA down to the end in Georgia. Actually get nick named "big guy". I'm a 5'5" dude. The day of reckoning against lanklets is coming
>>1148783>>1148785oh my lord
Artax>tfw no Atreyu on your back gripping you with his loins
>>1148756Kevin larsBodies go 250ft from trail
What exactly is a trail name and what is the point of it?
>>1149181Just tripfagging onnatrail. That's literally it.
>>1148756SlothMy motto is "Festina lente"
Spaghetti monster. I didn't even know that was me until a couple of weeks after I earned it
>>1149181You might hear some bullshit about having a new identity hiking on the trail, separate from your civilization self, but >>1149183 gets the core of the matter, just some faggotry.
>>1149181>>1149183>>1149238To be honest for me it's more of a security thing. I don't want to give you my real name to strangers I meet on the trail. They might be able to glean more about me than I want and use my name against me.
>>1149250Just to build on this. Your trail name doesn't have to be anything cliched, Nigel would do.
>>1149250>They might be able to glean more about me than I want and use my name against me.Ok, educate me. What is the absolute worst thing that can happen if someone finds out that my real name is Charles and not Dick-Sucker-Jim?
They call me Mr. Tibbs.
>>1148756SasquatchI think they are making fun of me for being big hairy and always wear less clothes than anyone else because I will get hot at 40 degrees if I wear more than a t shirtand sneaking around the swamps
>>1149183>>1149238>>1149250How exactly does it work, are there some kind of organised hiking expeditions that people that use these nicknames go to? I can't really imagine a scenario where it would be needed on a regular hike. You can meet someone who's going in the same direction and have a chat which could potentially lead to the exchange of names if you feel like it but I don't see why there would be a need to make up a pretty stupid sounding nickname for it, security or entertainment involved, or how this nickname would be spread to other random people.
>>1149253There have been cases of people from the trail turning up on the door steps of people they met while hiking. All it takes is your real name and a rough idea of where you are from. You have no idea who these people are. Plenty of bums, con men, and vagrants use the hiking scene as a way of getting by.>>1149267>regular hikeIt's much of a thru hiking thing, especially on the AT. A trail name can be given or chosen. You'd be surprised how quickly nicknames can stick with only one or two people using it.
>>1149041well i guess its fitting. for some who's barely in their 30s i do spend a of time sleeping on kayaks.
>>1149103We shall call you "Dallas"
>>1149271Hahahahaha man I'm so glad I always go hiking in places nobody goes
>>1149263pat...? i thought your name got changed to drunk hulk?
>>1149281no not me
>>1148756They called me Bruce Lee because of my chinky eyes.
>>1149284ahh you and my good buddy must be from the same tribe. dude wears shorts and a t-shirt in pretty much all conditions and starts sweating as soon as he sees a trial head.
>>1149288I normally wear steel toe rubber boots all my pants are ripped and patched sleeveless flannelyes I get sweaty at 40 degrees
>>1149135Do you mean Boiling Springs in PA? It's my hometown and I volunteer at the conservancy there. Used to be the exact halfway point
>>1149271>There have been cases of people from the trail turning up on the door steps of people they met while hiking.Oh, the horror. So you're saying that the only way I can avoid sharing my full name and home town is by giving myself one of these 'trail names'?I'm Charles from the Puget Sound, by the way. Please send me some pizza.
>>1149287haha nice one Bruce
>>1149321Yeah, that's actually where I started. I'm originally from Williamsport area (Jersey Shore to be exact), maybe I saw you at some point while I was there
>>1149280>places nobody goesThat's what you think
>>1149280>>1149381>when you think you are the only one there
Osama Bin Laden
I have told this story on /out/ before.>Go on hike with my sister and her college roommate.>hiking around Paris mountain state park in SC. >we come upon some obviously gay dudes.>they are friendly enough.>one gays smiles and says to the other gay "I thought you said there were no bears in these woods">I look behind us completely missing the fact he was referencing me (I'm about 6'4" 235lbs and was rocking a nice /out/ beard at the time).>sister, sisters roommate, and gays die laughing.>get called Yogi rest of the trip
>>1149038>talking to people while hikingI don't really have any friends outside of a couple of people at work. But even then I don't really do anything with them.I'm 30 and friendless. I don't have anyone to give me a trail name. But even if I did, it looks stupid.
Merlin the Lizard
>>1148995Doublemint fucking Dave...
BullMy name is long and Cal is a short version, buddy said it sounded like cow but I wasn't a cow so everyone called me bull. Im not black and I dont fuck their girlfriends tho.
>>1149712You wouldn't happened to have married a Mexican woman named Ana, would you?
>>1148759ALLEN! ALLEN! ALLEN!
>>1149715No sir, marriage is a fools errand. Wouldn't be opposed to monogamous relationship tho.
>>1148756I always thought trail names were kind of gay. Most people give it to themselves, but won't admit it, thus making it even gayer.
>>1149250Yeah, it's so easy to get all your info from your first name, Oh I forgot you youngins don't know how to keep your mouths shut these days and broadcast everything about yourself to rank strangers, Good Luck!
>>1149737My trail name was OH MY GOD RUN THERES A GIANT NUDE NIGGER COVERED IN BLOOD WITH AN ERECT PENIS AND HES GOING TO RAPE US. At least, that's what they yelled before they ran away...
>>1149908but, black people dont go /out/
I want a trail name, I like technology, programming, anime and self loathing
>>1149998I dub thee SoyBoy.
>>1148881I think you have to be a baby boomer "through hiker" for this shit desu.
>>1150030Why do millennials hate babies?
At first my trail name was the Hapless Hiker, but I didn't like that very much, so I renamed myself Queen of the Pacific Crest Trail.Seriously, fuck that fucking fuck bullshit fuck book.
>>1148756Special Invitation Game Dinner
>>1149093this was my starcraft 2 online name. i have to say i don't have the balls to introduce myself as such irl
>>1149038in your experience what would people's reaction be if i called myself "sandnigger" or something like that, would they roll with it?
>>1150035awful investment of time and resources
>>1150469Expect to run into at least a few SJWs who will (try to) give you long lectures on the social repercussions of using racially offensive language.
>>1148756The last time i went hiking in the mountains a group of locals took to calling me "Sea-Level" because i had neglected to acclimate myself before taking to the trailskept up with em though
>>1150491kek i've run into that in groups from university, but not in the wild
>>1150491The answer to that is to say you are a tranny and your personal pronoun is sandnigger and then punch them in the face for being a nazi
>>1148756trail names are gay, especially if you give yourself one
>>1150736even if it's something really cool like Twinkleboots or Mudnuts?
unbridled and unchecked autism. i don't go /out/ to be surrounded by pathetic larpers calling me "Willow Breeze" or some shit. I prefer not to see anyone when i'm out. If I do see them, they don't really need to know my name. If they really want to know my name, they can call me by my given christian name.
>>1150737Nothing cool about homophobic racial slurs
>>1150833Nothing cool about Jewish buzzwords friend. Take it back to /pol/
HomoGranted, that was off trails as well
>>1149103hugh mungus fungus
>>1149181It's a tradition that developed on the Appalachian Trail. People have been doing it since at least the 1980s.Pic related, their trail names were Clevis and Nalgene.
>>1150908>Clevis and NalgeneDid they make trail names popular? That was a morbid read, I wasn't expecting that.
>>1148756Cruise. I told a guy he looked like Ralph Fiennes, he said I look like Tom Cruise with my sunglasses on. Weird.
>>1150944You looked up the Outside article? lolNo, they did not. It was already a tradition by then. I don't know when it was started or by whom but people were already doing it by then and possibly earlier. The first guy who thru-hiked the whole trail did so in the 1940s and people started copying his example shortly after. There is a memoir about his experience called Walking with Spring.
>>1150977>he hiked with an axelol what a bushcraft meme
>>1150975I see, this is interesting. And yes, that article came up when I looked them up, I was wondering about the names since you wrote them.Where I come from, people just sign the book at the entrance of every mountain hut, adding if they're part of the hiking organisation and everyone can see if anyone familiar hiked there lately. We have a national hiking trail that's quite a bit shorter than the Appalachian trail but there's no nicknames related to people who hike on it.
>>1148756The Eternal Jew
>>1148888what's your username
>>1150030more like you have to be capable of interacting with other humans long enough to form a bond over a shared experience so not an autistic kid from the internet
'help' or they just screamdon't know why, but I don't worry about it too much
To some I'm Gregory Berrycone
I used to have a jewfro when I tried to grow my hair out and people always called me Bunny. I don't really like it.
>>1149279But I'm from Austin.
Control M.I'm mostly coming up with some useful shortcut or a better route whenever me and my friends are walking somewhere or hiking. It's mostly just laziness.
>>1149161thats the actual name of my horse
>>1151513Then it’s perfect.
>>1148756>trail nameFUCK THIS IS THE STUPIDIST SHIT I EVERT FUCKING HEARD OF I LITERALLY HATE THIS FUCKING DUMB ASS MEME.IF I EVER SEE SOMEONE ON THE TRAIL USING A TRAIL NAME I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL MURDER EVERYONE IN SIGHT !!
>>1148756Mine is flip-flops.
trail names are like when george tries to give himself the nickname TBone
>>1148756C-Bassthe fish not the nigger music. but we spell it like niggers instead of sea bass
>>1148756I tag old buildings and stuff>Rusty Hazzard was here
I worked at a gas station near the Appalachian trail, and the hikers would tell me their trail name when they ordered food. I can't remember any of their trail names and it's bugging me a lot.
>>1148889Workaholic hereWhat can I name myself?
I introduce myself as the King of Nothing
>>1148756Cast Iron Carl.
What can my trail name be?I am 6'4 230 lbs naturally big and broad, from south Texas, basically your stereotypical boot-wearing Texan. pls no names like "big tex"
Jeffrey Dahmer Jr.
my trail name is actually "the lobster"..........
Big Dick Mystic.
>>1155479Are you a ginger?
Dr Livingstone :^)
Low Eyes( up north in prison it means you are a pedo)I was walking past a bus of school children and the cop near by said " get a move on, low eyes."stuck.
>>1149041yellow = cowardlycoyote = lazythats bretty unfortunate
>>1148756are these names you want other people to call you or the names you give out to random people you meet, who ask you your name?
>>1150908>their trail names were Clevis and Nalgene.Jesus Christ I wish I hadn't googled that
>>1153768Are they ill-tempered?
"Cross Otter"I have had the nickname "Otter" for proverbial years since i was a toddler sc/out/. That started because while on a school trip i found a otter clan and i played with them over whatever bullshit the trip was about. My fellow classmates called me otter to make fun of me, stuck ever since."Where the "Cross" came from is a movie character referance that i felt fit perfectly and his characters name happened to be "Cross Otter". And is very /out/ related. Kudos to the anon who can name the movie.I only used it once, while working as a camp councilor.
>>1148756stone stacker :^)
>>1155975wow that's pretty closebut my beard is more red and they don't make overalls that fit me because they always dig in my crotch even adjusted out all the way>saved for use with mfw
>>1157373sorry we couldn't have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!theyre mutated sea bassabsolutely
Space Cadet. I wear a black cadet cap with a rocket decal on it whenever I go /out/, and the name stuck.
Man reading this thread makes me want to go walk for a few days on the off chance I get to talk to somebody interesting.
>>1157775maybe three different posters here, anon.really sad instead of interesting.
>>1155479Mine was too...
>>1148903Mine is Luke Warnwater.
>>1157103>7775>good iboth if you never actually go out but really the second one bud
>>1155977no i sunburn easily, the op pic is hauntingly accurate
>>1150908>Clevis and NalgeneTo anyone else curious about what's the story behind all the replies outsideonline has a lengthy article covering it all as well as a personal meeting between Clevis and Nalgene and the author before they were murdered.RIPClevis & Nalgene
I know couple of other guys with trail names. They're known as "Mr. President" and "Fumbles".
can i get a trail name, /out/? NY fag who loves to fish and hike
For all the retards shitting up the thread,there's a real utility for these names. If you go missing, people who saw you last will remember a wacky nickname much more easily than Tom, Dick, or Harry. "John Smith has been missing since x, he set of from x headed towards x, if youve seen him please contact this number." works much better if you replace john smith with "Bilbo Fuckwadins" for example. Not everyone does it, but that just means yours will be more memorable, and it probably wont, but could save your life. Does that make any sense you brand new fucks? Also, i go out to escape the monotony of life, there's nothing wrong with me wanting to be temporarily called something juvenile and different than i do at the office.
>>1148881you need friends first, then you need to be un-autistic to take a joke or get nicknamed something without screeching "REEEEEEEE" and assuming the people saying it are phychic vampires trying to force you to kill yourself and masturbate too much. Unless of course you want pepe to be your nickname
I'm The Duck.
>>1158802thats a good one
My actual name because I am not a retard.
>>1149692I'll be your friend.
grang.my son gave it to me years ago when he was very young and didn't have much vocabulary yet. we were innawoods with friends and the topic of trail names came up. he said i should be called grang and so i have been ever since.
>>1149680Do you ever fuck your sister?
>>1148999nah, that kid`s weird, always handing out mints...
>>1157577not op, but if you dont know the movie, its "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" its great, you should watch it
CoonSo when southern people say it they sound racist.