December 12, 2018

I don’t use hiking poles …

… but if I did get some, I’d buy the comparatively expensive Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z. Click PLAY or watch a review on YouTube. That’s based on the best review of hiking poles I’ve ever seen: LIGHTWEIGHT TREKKING POLES: GEAR GUIDE At age-61 I still prefer to keep my hands free on the trail. But […]

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Hansjörg Wyss – $1 billion for conservation

Wyss Foundation is launching a $1 billion campaign, called the Wyss Campaign for Nature. The campaign’s goal is to help conserve 30% of the planet in a natural state by the year 2030 by creating and expanding protected areas, establishing more ambitious international conservation targets, investing in science, and inspiring conservation action around the world. […]

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Sandakphu Phalut Trek, West Bengal

I’ve hiked many sections of the Himalaya, but never out of West Bengal. The route of this trek lies along the border of India and Nepal. In fact, one constantly moves in and out of Nepal during the trek. The mighty mountains, of course, know no boundaries. They stretch through Nepal, India, Bhutan and further. […]

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first person to walk Canada’s Great Trail

Great Trail was formerly called the Trans-Canada Trail. (TheGreat Trail.ca) Completing this hike makes Dana Meise @TheHikingFool the first person to touch all three coasts on the Trans Canada Trail. … Thursday evening he made it to Tuktoyaktuk, completing his lifelong dream; and it’s in part thanks to the community. … “As much as I’m super excited […]

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NEW – Annapurna Seven Passes route

I’ve twice been on the Annapurna Circuit. It has been degraded by road building. In fact, on the more recent trip I enjoyed mountain biking more than hiking. Tripple P. Gurung decided to invent an alternative in the region. The Annapurna Seven Passes … is a 20-day trek that takes a trekker through seven high […]

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walking Brecon Beacons, Wales

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. My friend in Cardiff told me bus tickets to Brecon Beacons National Park were free on weekends. That’s my price range. Brecon is a quaint tourist town. Weather was perfect on a Saturday morning in October. I fuelled up with a big Welsh brunch. There are many trailheads. […]

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Beacons Way hike, Wales

The Beacons Way is a waymarked long distance footpath in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. … 152 km / 95 miles east to west through the National Park, and passes many of the most important landmarks and mountain peaks in the mountain range. It also includes many of the towns in the park as well as popular attractions such as Carreg Cennen Castle near Llandeilo at the western […]

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Skurka is writing a book on the new Yosemite High Route

He hopes to publish February 2019 to get the information out for next season. As Skurka has envisioned it, the YHR forms a figure-eight from Dorothy Lake Pass in the north, pinching in the middle at Tuolomne Meadows, and extending as far south as the area surrounding Rodgers Peak, not far from Mt. Lyell. … What […]

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Alderson Carthew Trail, Canada

One of the best hikes in North America. Moose. Bear. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. We once saw 8 bears in one day in Waterton National Park. Including Moma and 4 cubs!

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The Skye Trail, Scotland

Cam Honan: Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a place steeped in myth, legend and natural beauty. Tales of giants and shape-shifting water horses are woven together with stories of dramatic mountain ranges and coastlines. It is an island that engages and inspires all that visit, and for those possessed of a wayfaring disposition, there is […]

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