June 17, 2019

Hike EUROPE

In the beginning of 2018 we decided to completely change our lives and do what we love. We quit our office jobs in order to travel and hike around Europe. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Montenegro – Durmitor national park (stunning mountains with many hiking trails) Montenegro/Albania – Prokletije national park (gorgeous landscape […]

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23 Hikers. 17 Countries. 2 Minutes.

On Saturday, April 27, across 17 countries, Merrell sent 23 photographers and filmmakers out to the trail to showcase those experiencing natural spaces and how the trail unites us all. The individuals featured are not paid models, athletes, or social media influencers. They are real people … Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (via […]

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Our NEW Facebook Page

By site editor Rick McCharles In 2018 Facebook stopped allowing posts to be automatically shared to my Facebook profile. But they will allow automatic posting to a dedicated Facebook Page. You can Follow that page now. We’ll be testing it over coming weeks.      

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Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians

Brian and Sylvia are still researching the many great trails. But here’s their TOP 10 … so far: Old Rag, VA Hikes along the Linville Gorge Rim, NC The Art Loeb Trail/Black Balsam, NC AT: The Grayson Highlands, VA Mount Cammerer, TN AT: The Standing Indian Loop, NC The Alum Cave Trail to Mt. Leconte, […]

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Cerro Castillo Trek, Chile

Adventure Alan: … you’ll see far fewer people on the Cerro Castillo Trek than hikes of similar beauty and stature in other areas of Patagonia — like the Torres del Paine Trek, or the Fitz Roy Trek in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park. As such, the Cerro Castillo Trek is a fabulous place for adventurers looking for the […]

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Cascade Saddle Route, New Zealand

The Cascade Saddle Route is a 17km alpine crossing that connects West Matukituki Valley with the Dart Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park. It is a very challenging and technical climb and numerous deaths have occurred here, so you will need advanced tramping experience to navigate the pass safely. … Click PLAY or watch it […]

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documentary – The High Sierra Trail

Available on Amazon Prime, Google Play and iTunes. (39 minutes) … bounces back and forth between the modern experience of hiking the High Sierra Trail, and the early 1900’s when the trail was created. Join Chris as he drives his friend John to insanity over 6 days in the Sierra Nevada. Together they have some […]

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Englishman’s River Falls B.C.

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles.  Many, many times I’ve walked the spectacular 2km loop at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park near Parksville B.C. B.C. Parks website.  The campsite has over 100 spaces. Often I cycle there from Parksville. Then walk or run the loop a number of times. Click PLAY or watch it […]

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climbing Stok Kangri – Indian Himalaya

Stok Kangri 6154 m (8,812 ft) is one of our top 10 trekking peaks in the world. Easy access from the tourist town of Leh, Ladakh. Guest post by Carley Fairbrother who climbed in 2017: At a Glance Location: Ladakh, India Distance: 20 km, one way Elevation Gain: 2,686 m (20,190 ft) Maximum Elevation: 6154 […]

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NEW Hyperlite 3400 Windrider pack – first look

I purchased the pack online from Hyperlite for US$365. Shipping to Canada was an additional $40. With the pack I also ordered a small Pod which fits inside without wasting any space. I put it on the bottom with light items including clothing. NOT inexpensive. That said, after my first overnight hiking trip, I’m very […]

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