Many of the popular thru-hikes collect data about hikers each year. As the Timberline Trail becomes more popular I’d like to start an annual survey. In addition to providing insightful information for future hikers, I’d like to provide the results of the survey to the Forest Service to help them understand the needs of the trail and hikers who use it.

By continuing to do this other the years I hope to be able to see trend information on changes in equipment, understand where hikers would like to see investment in the trail, and understand the inclusivity of the hiking community.

There is no personal identifiable information collected in the survey or by the survey software (providing your email address is optional if you don’t mind me reaching out to you if I have questions on your answers).

Also, all questions are optional. If you don’t feel a question is relevant for you, just skip it.

1/6: Basic Hike Information

Where did you start?

Where did you start?

Which direction did you hike?

Which direction did you hike?

How many nights did you spend on the trail?

How many nights did you spend on the trail?

When did you start your hike?

When did you start your hike?

How many times have you hiked the Timberline Trail?

How many times have you hiked the Timberline Trail?

Did you use a tent or hammock?

Did you use a tent or hammock?

What was your heaviest pack weight in pounds?

What was your heaviest pack weight in pounds?

2/6: About your group

How many people hiked with you?

How many people hiked with you?

Did you travel with a dog?

Did you travel with a dog?

3/6: Challenges

How would you rate the difficulty of stream crossings?

How would you rate the difficulty of stream crossings?

Easy Rock hop
Moderate Rock hop
Hard Rock hop
Easy Log Crossing
Moderate Log Crossing
Hard Log Crossing
Easy Wade
Moderate Wade
Hard Wade
Zigzag River
Sandy River
Muddy River
Coe Branch
Eliot Branch
Newton Creek
Clark Creek
White River

How would you rate the difficulty of traverses?

How would you rate the difficulty of traverses?

Easy
Moderate
Difficult
Zigzag
Eliot
White

Which of the following where an issue for you?

Which of the following where an issue for you?

No Issue
Mild Issue
Moderate Issue
Major Issue
Wind
Rain
Snow
Smoke
Fire
Small Animals
Mosquitoes
Bears
Mountain Lions
Preparation
Navigation
Members in my group
Hikers not in my group
Other dogs on the trail
4/6: Some questions about equipment

What kind of shoes did you wear?

What kind of shoes did you wear?

Did you take trekking poles?

Did you take trekking poles?

Did you take microspikes?

Did you take microspikes?

Did you take crampons?

Did you take crampons?

Did you take bear spray?

Did you take bear spray?

What food storage method did you use?

What food storage method did you use?

Navigation Support

Navigation Support

How would you rate cell coverage?

How would you rate cell coverage?

Min 0
0
Max 100

Who is your cell carrier?

Who is your cell carrier?

5/6: How did you hike go?

Did you complete your hike as planned?

Did you complete your hike as planned?

Did you leave the trail earlier than planned?

Did you leave the trail earlier than planned?

Did you have any of the following problems?

Did you have any of the following problems?

None
Mild Issue
Moderate Issue
Major Issue
Blister
Foot pain
Ankle Pain
Knee Pain
Back Pain
Gastro-intestinal problem
Sunburn
Major Injury (broken bone etc.)

Did you have other medical issues?

Did you have other medical issues?

Did you have to call emergency services or SAR?

Did you have to call emergency services or SAR?

Some questions on camping etiquette?

Some questions on camping etiquette?

Never
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
Filter water
Wash hands (before eating, etc)
Camp on durable surfaces
Camp at least 100 feet from water
Bury waste at least 6" deep

Did you bury or carry out your TP?

Did you bury or carry out your TP?

How was finding a campsite?

How was finding a campsite?

6/6: Final Questions

How old are you?

How old are you?

Are you male or female?

Are you male or female?

Are you from the US?

Are you from the US?

Please enter your Zipcode or country?

Please enter your Zipcode or country?

What race are you?

What race are you?

Do you have any additional comments about the Timberline Trail? (highlights, tips)

Do you have any additional comments about the Timberline Trail? (highlights, tips)

Do you have any other comments about this survey?

Do you have any other comments about this survey?

Email address -

 only needed if I could contact you for clarifications

Email address -

 only needed if I could contact you for clarifications

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