July 23, 2018

51 great books for hikers

Adventure Junkies posted their list. It did inspire me to buy a few more. The World’s Great Adventure Treks Hardcover – March 1, 2005 by Jack Jackson (Editor) Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People Paperback – December 15, 2012 by Robert E. Manning

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free offline maps for hiking

In South America early 2018 I quickly learned that most every tourist was using the free maps.me app every day. I was using Google Maps offline. Google has the best map data in the world. Maps.me uses Open Street Map data. Soon was using both apps and comparing the results. Google Maps offline might be […]

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Washington State – Ape Cave Trail

This fascinating hike includes a trek through the 2.5 mile Ape Cave, the longest continuous lava tube in the continental United States. … You’ll want to bring sweatshirts and plenty of outerwear, head lamps or lanterns, flashlights and spare batteries. … Ape Cave was formed about 2,000 years ago from lava streaming down Mount Saint […]

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Glacier National Park hikes

If you’ve never been to Glacier National Park, Montana, click through to this photo montage for inspiration. 15 Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park  

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lightest inflated sleeping mattress yet

Therm-A-Rest NeoAir UberLite. Looks great. My main reservation — as with all the NeoAir versions — is durability. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.  

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Continental Divide Trail – New Mexico

Get a feel for the southernmost 809 mi / 1,302 km of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) by scrolling through photos from south to north. Continental Divide Trail In Photos: New Mexico

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Arctic Circle Trail, Greenland

… At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland. This splendid backpacking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut – both with airport access. a summer walk, ideally from mid-June […]

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scrambling Crib Goch, Wales

Crib Goch is described as a ‘knife-edged’ arête in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales. The name means ‘red ridge’ in the Welsh language. … All routes which tackle Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or scramblesin summer—meaning that they must cross ‘graded territory’ as defined in Steve Ashton’s Scrambles in Snowdonia…. Crib Goch is one of the wettest spots in the United […]

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Extreme Places to Hike

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Includes: Mount Hua Shan, China Aletsch Glacier, Alps Kalalau Trail, Hawaii (easy in comparison) Aonach Eagach Ridge, Scotland Cascade Saddle, New Zealand Devil’s Path, New York The Maze, Utah

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Causeway Coast Way, Northern Ireland

Hendrik Morkel hiked the Giant’s Causeway coast in May. And had unexpectedly good weather. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Impressions From the Causeway Coast Way That’s definitely one of the best hikes in Europe.

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