One of our top 10 hikes in the world is the Ausangate Circuit in Peru. Best timing for 2013 is before or after Saturday May 25th to Tuesday May 28th. That’s the famous Quyllur Rit’i festival celebrated nearby. Best book that … Continue reading ?
Rrippppp! The crotch of my hiking pants tore open on day two of a six day backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. Hard to believe, but I’d worn out those hiking pants in less than a year and the fabric just wore through. Nothing much to do for such a catastrophic clothing mishap except to [...]
Hiking Las Vegas has been the premier source of hiking information for southern Nevada for almost 20 years. For almost two decades I have sold individual hike descriptions for a small fee. These are the best descriptions/maps on the internet. Show More Summary
I got a chance to hike on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island on May 14th. 6 hikes / trail runs. Parks Canada handed me this map. And recommended a number of hikes. 4+5 South Beach Trail + Nuu-chah-nulth … Continue reading ?
Trailer for “Wizards of the PCT,” a feature length documentary about a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. wizardsofthepct.com
On September 7, 2007, my wife of 32 years passed away from cancer. My life as I knew it also ended that day. I had a choice to make. Either lament my misfortune and wallow in pity for years, or make an effort to find peace and meaning in what remained of my life. I [...]
For multi-day wilderness adventures, Rangers told me the higher, dryer east half Olympic National Park was best. Many options depending on how many days you have. Just looking at a map, I’m thinking to start at Deer Park trailhead (5400ft) … Continue reading ?
Stephen Regenold: It weighs just 7 ounces and is 5 inches tall. The phone body is made rugged for the outdoors. Announced today, Spot LLC will start selling a satellite phone for $499 this week. … The phone has an optional data kit … Continue reading ?
On my 452-mile hike on Oregon’s stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011, it dawned on me just short of Summit Lake: in the 60 miles and four days since leaving Crater Lake National Park, I hadn’t seen a single other hiker. I liked that about hiking Oregon’s PCT: the lack of people. But [...]
by site editor Rick McCharles I’m booked for my 4th WCT. It’s been our #1 hike in the world since 1999. Getting ready, I’m drafting a new WCT information page. Leave comments on that page, if you have anything to … Continue reading ...
Wiping the sweat from my eyes, I grunted as I re-adjusted the canoe on my shoulders. My tumpline (the leather strap running over the top of my head that helps to spread the weight of the canoe across my back and shoulders) was biting into my head and I shifted it forward to a new [...]
by site editor Rick McCharles For years the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal has been one of our top 10 hikes in the world. I loved my own trip there in the 1990s. But, year after year, road building has degraded … Continue reading ?
I was not that kind of girl! I was not the wholesome, athletic type who would hike the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail over the steep mountains of California, Oregon, and Washington. I was an ersatz bad-girl with a checkered past who married a doctor from an old Dallas family and became a tiara-wearing dinner party [...]
My second visit to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, I had time for a quick late afternoon day hike. Right after I took photos of this coyote, hunting road kill. If you park in the visitor center, you don’t need any … Continue reading...
by site editor Rick McCharles The North Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, enjoyed some high-temperature records for early May. Not the Vampires of Forks, Washington, of course. Instead of rain and overcast it was a blistering 88 degrees on May 5th, … Continue reading ?
Walking Across Mongolia, an Ultra-Marathon across the Sahara Desert, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Studying Penguins on the South Pole, Climbing Denali – many people dream of an Ultimate Adventure. What’s yours? For example: My Ultimate Adventure would be hiking the whole length of the island of Great Britain between its two extremities, Lands End and John O’Groats [...]Show More Summary
A federal judge has dismissed most of a widow’s claims against the federal government after her husband was killed by a mountain goat while hiking in Olympic National Park … Robert Boardman, 63, of Port Angeles was trying to protect … Continue reading ?
Spring is full on—even here in the Rockies, the snow melting, wildflowers popping, bees buzzing—and it’s a gorgeous season to venture into the outback. Which means... hmmm... it’s also time to brush up on wilderness toilet skills. Maybe even engineer your first-ever backcountry squat? Let me begin by talking [...]
I’m pondering another trip to Ireland September 2013. What are the best hikes? guide Ian Taylor: In Ireland, we have numerous trekking opportunities on offer. Maybe you are looking to climb Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest peak, or Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy … Continue reading ?
Just behind my cheap motel (Desert Inn $40) in downtown Palm Springs was the South Lykken trailhead. One afternoon I hiked. The next I did a trail run. more of my photos from those day hikes … the North and … Continue reading ?