December 12, 2018

consider doing the JMT Northbound

Only 2% of applicants get permits for the John Muir Trail, one of our top 10 hikes in the world, southbound. Odds are better in the other (more difficult) direction. This superb trip report is recommended for your planning. Brown Gal Trekker: I completed my solo thru hike of JMT’s entire length of 210 miles plus […]

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Pacific Rim Traverse in British Columbia

Most everyone who visits Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island walks Long Beach. It’s a classic. MB Guiding posted a way to turn it into a 2 day hike. We planned our hikes to coincide with very low morning tides. Thousands of anemones and hundreds of starfish in remote tide pools and hidden sea caves! […]

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Canmore, Alberta – 4 Peak Challenge

The toughest trip yet for good buddies. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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we need more diversity in outdoor sport

My favourite gear shop — Mountain Equipment Co-op — got called out by one of their members. She was right. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. To their credit, MEC responded. Here’s their CEO: Do white people dominate the outdoors? Let that question sink in for a moment. If you consider every advertisement you’ve […]

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Canada’s 24,000 km Great Trail is complete

The longest network of recreational trails in the entire world. … It is exclusively designated for recreational purposes and only allows bikes, hikers and horseback riders in the summer and in the winter it is used for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. … MTL Blog This evolved out of the Trans Canada Trail. It’s been rebranded […]

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“Route of Parks” in Chile – #FakeNews

Lonely Planet got it wrong. Vogue got it wrong. Other sites, as well. The new marketing campaign by the Chilean government called “Route of Parks” is not a hiking trail. It’s a series of roads with occasional trails. And other outdoor adventure options along the way. I’m hoping to bikepack part in 2019. Click PLAY or […]

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Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. The Vintgar Gorge  or Bled Gorge is a 1.6-kilometer (0.99 mi) gorge in northwestern Slovenia four kilometers northwest of Bled. … The sheer canyon walls are 50 to 100 meters (160 to 330 ft) high … Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. The boardwalks make it easy. You can do a half day hiking circuit from Bled. But […]

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Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. If you want to tramp Abel Tasman yourself, check our information page.

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870-mile Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path (Welsh: Llwybr Arfordir Cymru) is a long-distance footpathwhich follows, or runs close to, the majority of the coastline of Wales. It opened on 5 May 2012, and offers a 870-mile (1,400 km) walking route from Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in the south to near Chester, in the north. … The idea was developed from a desire to build on the economic success […]

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unreal Tasmanian Winter Traverse

One of the toughest journeys on foot … ever. Louis-Phillipe Loncke …. This was an epic journey that left him exhausted, pushed to his limits, and 15 kg (33 pounds) lighter than when he set off. The video below is from a new report aired in Australia that caught up with the Belgian adventurer just as […]

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