January 23, 2020

Trek the 8000m peak base camps

Emma and Trevor — from New Zealand & Australia — conceived ProjectBase8000. Great idea! The objective is to be the first non-mountaineering trekkers to hike to all the base camps of the world’s 14 highest mountains by 2020. They are all over 8,000m, located in the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges – Nepal, Pakistan and Tibet, China. They […]

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plan a trip to the Dolomites

One of our top 10 hiking regions of the world. The Dolomites are a mountain range located in north-eastern Italy. A tourist mecca, the Dolomites are famous for skiing in the winter months, mountain climbing, hiking and climbing in the summer. AT A GLANCE a wonderful region mostly in Italy Italian: Dolomiti; German: Dolomiten limestone […]

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WHY am I not in Patagonia?

by BestHike editor Rick McCharles  Reality Check – You can’t thru hike  the Route of Parks in Chile. Matador and many other normally responsible sites are wrong about this. For 3 of the past 4 years I’ve been in Patagonia in January. It’s paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Much of the international press coverage in […]

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Complete Guide to the Appalachian Trail

Trailheads put together a detailed 1-page summary of everything you need to know to start organizing a hike on the legendary thru hike. CLICK for LARGER VERSION THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS IN 2020

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EVERYONE should support planting more TREES

No matter what your opinion on CO2 levels higher than they  been for at least the past three million years, you can support planting more trees. Trees are good in MANY ways, including pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere. Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, some guy who got popular on YouTube, started a campaign that raised enough money […]

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Trump is dismantling U.S. National Parks

… the Trump administration has filled the parks department with anti-public land sycophants … … The change began within 24 hours of the inauguration when Donald Trump complained that the NPS was reporting smaller crowds on the National Mall than Obama had drawn. Perhaps this is when the NPS wound up on the list of […]

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Cam Honan’s Wanderlust hiking books

The world’s most travelled hiker, Cam Honan, has 3 coffee table books in the series. Ideal inspiration for future hikes, click through to check them out: Wanderlust: A Hiker’s Companion (2017) The Hidden Tracks: Wanderlust – Hiking Adventures off the Beaten Path (2018) Wanderlust USA (2019) Click PLAY or watch a TV feature featuring Cam on YouTube.

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Darn Tough socks – a review

Over the years I hadn’t found a favourite hiking sock. Halfway Anywhere loves Darn Tough getting about 700 miles out of each pair. I finally bought a pair online and wore them 5 days in a row in fairly dry alpine conditions hiking near Whistler B.C. 65% Merino Wool, 31% Nylon, 4% Lycra Spandex They’re my […]

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10 Best Hikes in the World – Adventure Brothers

Hank and Brian Leukart pick their favourites including: John Muir Trail, USA Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls, Iceland Everest Base Camp, Nepal  Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim, USA Camino De Santiago, Spain West Coast Trail, Canada Torres del Paine Circuit, Chile  Denali National Park, Alaska Joshua Tree, USA Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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Paul Magnanti – BEST HIKES of the decade

Paul Magnanti has hiked the Triple Crown (AT, PCT, CDT). Here are his favourite outdoor adventures of the past 10 years: 2010 – Pawnee Buttes 2011 – High and Lonesome Loop, Indian Peaks Wildnerness 2012 – Wind River Range 2013 – Betty Bear Hut 2014 – Hovenweep National Monument 2015 – Wild Rivers Recreation Area 2016 – […]

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