April 19, 2018

Hawaii Big Island – Hiking To Nanue Falls

Scrambling the waterfall. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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scrambling Grizzly Peak, Kananaskis, Alberta

With mountain goats. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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Overland Track, Tasmania

Mac posted an excellent overview on how to tramp one of our top 10 hikes in the world.  PROS Beautifully maintained track Plenty of water available on the trail Great side trips (Cradle Mountain, Hartnett Falls, the Acropolis) Can stay as many days as you choose out on the track Climb Mount Ossa, the highest […]

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new in 2018 – MSR Hubba Tour tents

I’m super happy with my Hubba and newer Hubba NX 1 solo tents. But if you want to keep gear in a big vestibule outside the tent, this might be a good option for you. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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4 Wheel Bob – the film

Having been on Bob’s support team for his 2007 ascent of 14,252-foot (4344m) White Mountain Peak, California, I can highly recommend his inspiring documentary. Bob’s smiling here. But let me confirm that trip was bloody tough. I could never possibly have made it in his chair. The new film covers his attempt to cross 11,845-foot Kearsarge Pass […]

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cycle / hiking the Carretera Austral, Chile

future trip planning by BestHike editor Rick McCharles During my two months in Patagonia 2018 I did a fair bit of research on a future cycle hiking trip. what bike? (Surly Long Haul Trucker with 40mm tires is popular) buy, rent or bring with me from Canada? exact route? (north to south via Chiloe sounds […]

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protecting food from bears

Andrew Skurka: Personally, I own a BearVault BV500 and Ursack Major. I use the BV500 when it’s required, and the Ursack Major in areas with bears and/or mini-bears but without canister regulations. Buyers guide: Bear canisters || Comparison of volume per weight & cost Good advice. I do the same. I’m still using a clear […]

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new California hiking guidebooks

John Soars announced two books available for preorder. Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions Available June 1 details

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Los Lagos Circuit, Pucón, Chile

Similar to Santuario El Cañi, the Lakes Circuit is another of the best hikes out of adventure capital Pucón, Chile. Huerquehue NP is a hidden gem of Chilean Patagonia: in spite of its proximity to Pucón, it has frequently been overlooked in favour of the perhaps more dramatic Villarrica NP to the south. This is […]

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desert hiking tips

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