Backpackers sometimes require shuttle services to get to trail heads. Sometimes the same services can also be used for slack packing.

Are these type of questions welcome on TGO.

Below is a list of example questions:

  • I had such a question Getting to Aktse, Sweden but it appears to have been deleted.
    – gerrit
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 22:31
  • Hopefully we can reach a consensus, conclude and update the FAQ.
    – ppl
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 22:37
  • Interesting, I've never heard of such a thing as shuttle to trailheads... Carry on!
    – studiohack
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 14:38
  • It is fairly common on the Appalachian Trial. How do you get to Mount Katahdin or how do you get to Springer mountain? There are several junctions with known shuttle services. They often offer slack pack services which people hiking the trail may want to know about.
    – ppl
    Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 17:35
  • @studiohack Should we update the the FAQ and vote to reopen the questions? Everybody seems to agree with the only answer. Or should we wait more time to have more people weight in their opinions?
    – ppl
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 14:19

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In my opinion, such questions should be welcome on both The Great Outdoors and Travel.

A shuttle service to get to or from a trail head is uniquely related to outdoors. Yes, it's travel; but travel specific to outdoors is quite different from all the other travel questions as asked on Travel SE. Similarly, outdoor food should be on-topic, even if it might also be on-topic on Cooking.

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    Also a valid concern (and solution) for traverses that don't end up where they started.
    – Nisan.H
    Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 6:55

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