August 9, 2020

Hiking to Twin Falls, Yoho National Park

Rock walls and waterfalls. Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. Though Banff and Jasper are more famous internationally, locals like myself consider Yoho National Park even better for hiking. Golden is the nearest town.  Calgary the nearest international airport. We parked at the Takakkaw Falls trailhead. Takakkaw 254 metres (833 ft) is the 2nd […]

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GSI Pack Grater for Camping

Each year a group of friends heads out for a week of hiking and camping. Each year they compare gear.  And consider adding something NEW to their kit. In 2020 I was very impressed with Karen’s GSI Pack Grater.  Less than $10. Very lightweight and compact, it did a terrific job grating cheese for our […]

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hike La Luz Trail, New Mexico

Marc Witkes posting to Inside Outside Magazine on the best trail out of Albuquerque: And of the many ways to enjoy the Sandias, my favorite is running or hiking up the La Luz trail and taking the Sandia Peak Tramway down. … The trail begins at 6,559 feet elevation, skirts a residential area for two […]

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18,000 miles walking … and counting

Tom Turcich of New Jersey has walked over 18,000 miles, most of those with his dog Savannah. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (via Adventure Blog)

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Hiking in Nigeria

I’ve been to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. But until yesterday I’d never heard of hiking in Nigeria. Best Hikes In Nigeria: 6 Of The Most Adventurous Routes Kilang | Image: Abdulsalam ‘Khalid’ Hamza  

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Resurrection Pass Trail, Kenai, Alaska

The 38-mile Resurrection Pass Trail through the Kenai Mountains is by far the most popular multi-day backcountry route in Southcentral Alaska. Ideal for backpackers and mountain bikers—and a great destination for skiers and snowshoers during snow season—the trail links historic gold mining areas near Hope with a trailhead near Cooper Landing close to the Kenai […]

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Ausangate Circuit, Peru – Aug 2018

Our friends at Travel2Walk posted an excellent independent trip report and video from one of our top 10 hikes in the world. It’s gotten a LOT more popular since we were there in 2005. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. AT A GLANCE Peru circle the sacred Ausangate massif (6372m, 20,905ft), the highest peak […]

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John Muir was a racist

Michael Brune for the Sierra Club: … Muir was not immune to the racism peddled by many in the early conservation movement. He made derogatory comments about Black people and Indigenous peoples that drew on deeply harmful racist stereotypes, though his views evolved later in his life. … Other early Sierra Club members and leaders — like Joseph […]

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Sawtooth Loop Trail, Idaho

Kraig Adams hiked the Sawtooth Range in Idaho for the first time and was impressed. Boise is the nearest airport. Many hikers carry a fishing rod here.  Mosquitoes are a big problem here in 2020 as they are in much of the Pacific N.W. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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The wonderful Otter Trail, South Africa

AT A GLANCE Tsitsikamma National Park 42km 5 days, 4 nights clean huts, no tent needed permits are difficult to get as only 12 hikers start each day. December and Easter holidays are highest demand. Recommended to book 12 months in advance. (Because folks book so early, it’s often possible to get a last minute […]

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