I do not want anyone to know I carry. If I'm at the store or the bank, etc I have my G-29 in a trigger holster (home made MIC type) in the kidney position where I'm confident I could pull it out and deploy it very quickly if needed. On a long hike in the woods I carry a full backpack that precludes me from carrying that way because the back would block access to the weapon and I think it would be uncomfortable. I do not want to open carry. I frequently have valuable camera equipment with me and I have a trekking pole in each hand. Has anyone come up with a good inconspicuous way to carry while hiking? I would prefer to carry my G-29 as shown in my avatar. I also have a G-23 and a G-27 equipped with the RMR red dot if compromise is needed. As you serious hikers know, weight is a big consideration on a long hike. I'm currently thinking about taking some short (5 mile) hikes with my wife in the woods of Pennsylvania.