October 24, 2018

Wales – Pembrokeshire Coast Path – day 1

Trip Report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles I’ve been trying to get to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for years. It’s one of our top 10 coastal hikes in the world. Happily, I can now personally confirm that it deserves to be on that list. Opened 1970, it’s 186 miles (299km). You can hike it in 12 days […]

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great hike out of Manali, India

My next trip to the Indian Himalaya will include Manali. For sure I’ll be including Beas Kund. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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“Hidden Gem” hikes USA

Have you heard of any of these? 1) Gore Range, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Colorado 2) Gap Run, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 3) Jones Hole, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah 4) Indian Point, Garden of the Gods Wilderness, Illinois 5) Redwood Canyon, Kings Canyon National Park, California 6) Sal Hollow, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky 7) Sahale […]

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Zion Narrows Backcountry Trek closed

If there’s one iconic backcountry trip at Zion National Park in Utah that lures visitors from around the world, it’s the 16-mile hike through the Zion Narrows. On Tuesday, however, that trek was put out of reach when a private landowner closed his property as an access point to The Narrows. … National Parks Traveler […]

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Morocco’s Toubkal Circuit – day 3

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | info | video I had camped at a site called Azib Likemt with a guided German group. They were up and gone long before I finished my coffee. I followed the last of their horsemen up and […]

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Morocco’s Toubkal Circuit – day 4

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | info | video Once again the guided hiking group nearby was up and gone before I’d even woken up. I started up into a very cool gorge section. It was dark and hazy. This is Azib Imi […]

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Morocco’s Toubkal Circuit – day 5

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | info | video Most guided hikers departed in the dark as — normally — the peak is clearest in the morning. I decided to wait until first light, instead. In fact, before dawn there were lightning flashes […]

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Morocco’s Toubkal Circuit – day 2

I woke at dawn. Shared a couple of cups of coffee with Aziz. Then told him I might return if I couldn’t find the route. I climbed back up to the paved road surprised to find this place. If I was to do the circuit again I’d hire a cab in Imlil to deliver me […]

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Morocco’s Toubkal Circuit – day 1

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. Toubkal is by far the most popular and important trekking destination in Morocco for serious hikers. It’s easily accessible from Marrakesh. Lonely Planet Unhappily I couldn’t find either camping fuel nor english language hiking guidebook for Toubkal in Marrakesh. Lonely Planet said there were good gear shops in […]

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Green Trails in India

Indiahikes.com is our favourite hiking site for the subcontinent. Very professional. Since 2011 they’ve been promoting hiking in India. One problem was poor infrastructure for waste management on the trails. To stay sustainable for the future, all their hikes are litter-free. In fact they pick up more than they bring. Indiahikes groups carried out over […]

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