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Finding Solitude in The Spectacular Wilderness of The Great Divide Trail

The Great Divide Trail

Introduction In the heart of the Canadian Rockies lies the Great Divide Trail, an outdoor enthusiast’s haven, a pristine wilderness that beckons adventurers with promises of rugged landscapes, untamed beauty, and a journey through nature at its most majestic. Welcome to the Great Divide Trail, a sprawling wilderness hiking trail that traverses some of the… Continue reading Finding Solitude in The Spectacular Wilderness of The Great Divide Trail

The George Bass Coastal Walk: From Clifftops to Sandy Shores

Introduction The George Bass Coast Walk is one of Australia’s few walks that can take you from dramatic cliff-top walks to pristine, secluded shores. Stretching about 8.18 km one way (16.36 km round trip) along the coast of Victoria’s Bass Coast and Phillip Island, this stunning walk offers unique beauty with its almost iridescent green… Continue reading The George Bass Coastal Walk: From Clifftops to Sandy Shores

The North Country Trail: A Trek Through the Great Lakes

Introduction Welcome to a journey that spans eight states, diverse landscapes, and countless adventures. The North Country Trail is a national scenic trail maintained primarily by volunteers and the North Country Trail Association. It is not just a hiking path; it’s an odyssey through the heart of America’s natural beauty and history. Stretching from the… Continue reading The North Country Trail: A Trek Through the Great Lakes

Tips to Boost Your Hiking Efficiency

There are times when a leisurely hike is just what you need, but there are other times when you might want to cover more distance or get to your destination sooner. If you’re interested in learning how to hike faster, farther, and more efficiently, you’re in the right place. Here are our top tips to… Continue reading Tips to Boost Your Hiking Efficiency

Through Forests and Ridges: Conquering the Pacific Northwest Trail

Pacific Northwest Trail

Introduction Welcome to the enchanting world of the Pacific Northwest Trail, a wilderness odyssey that spans diverse landscapes, from the rugged peaks of Glacier National Park to the misty coastal wonders of Olympic National Park. This National Scenic Trail, stretching over 1,200 miles (approximately 1,931 km), is a tapestry of natural beauty that beckons both… Continue reading Through Forests and Ridges: Conquering the Pacific Northwest Trail

Gear Up for the Trails: Choosing the Best Hiking Clothes for Your Next Adventure

Introduction Hiking is one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities that can lead you to see and experience the beauty that our environment has to offer. Trails unfold before you as you explore nature’s wonders, and each step immerses you deeper into the wilderness, leaving behind the noise of the modern world. But before stepping… Continue reading Gear Up for the Trails: Choosing the Best Hiking Clothes for Your Next Adventure

From Peaks to Valleys: Exploring the Beauty of the Long Trail, Vermont

The Long Trail, Vermont in Winter

Introduction Embark on a journey where undulating terrain meets undying adventure as we delve into the heart of Vermont’s wilderness, exploring the legendary Long Trail. Managed by the Green Mountain Club, this rugged hiking trail takes hikers through the pristine landscapes of the Green Mountain National Forest, offering an escape into nature’s embrace that’s both… Continue reading From Peaks to Valleys: Exploring the Beauty of the Long Trail, Vermont

Stream Crossing Safety Tips

stream crossing hiker

Introduction A stream crossing refers to any point where you need to cross a flowing body of water, such as a river or a stream. However, the intensity and speed of stream flow can vary greatly depending on factors like season, weather conditions, and terrain. This means that even familiar stream crossings can become new… Continue reading Stream Crossing Safety Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Georgia’s Pinhoti Trail

Pinhoti Trail

Introduction Embark on an extraordinary journey through the heart of the American South with the Alabama Hiking Trail Society, where the Pinhoti Trail unfolds as a captivating tapestry of natural wonders. This long-distance trek covers 335 miles (about 540 km), providing intrepid adventurers with an immersive experience through Alabama’s diverse landscapes. From the trail’s southern… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Georgia’s Pinhoti Trail

Foothills Trail: Experience Breathtaking Views of the Blue Ridge

Table Rock State Park

Introduction Foothills Trail, a national recreation trail, is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in the foothills of Table Rock State Park, this 77-mile-long (approximately 124 km-long) trail stretches from Oconee State Park in South Carolina to Pierce County Parks in Washington. The paved trail winds through stunning scenery and connects… Continue reading Foothills Trail: Experience Breathtaking Views of the Blue Ridge

Top Rated Long-Distance Hiking Trails Around the World

When people think of long-distance hiking trails, the AT (Appalachian Trail), PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) and CDT (Continental Divide Trail) often come to mind, at least for Americans. Although these trails are three of the most spectacular long-distance trails, these are not the only ones. On the other hand, not everyone plans on thru-hiking for… Continue reading Top Rated Long-Distance Hiking Trails Around the World

The High Sierra Trail Adventure

Mammoth Lakes , Blue plus Green equals Bliss

Introduction The High Sierra Trail, tucked into the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, offers a breathtaking exploration for adventurous souls. This 72-mile (116 km) grand spectacle of nature, spanning from the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park to the highest peak in the continental United States at Whitney Summit, promises an unparalleled hiking experience.… Continue reading The High Sierra Trail Adventure

Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances)

Pilgrimage sites might not be on the top of the list of most hikers, but the Camino de Santiago is a great hike for pilgrims as well as devoted hikers. It is considered to be Medieval Europe’s equivalent of a thru-hike and can take a long time to complete. It’s a large network of ancient… Continue reading Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances)

Hiking vs Trekking: What’s the Difference?

Many people use the terms hiking and trekking interchangeably. But do they really mean the same thing? Hiking and trekking both involve traveling on foot in the outdoors, often in a lovely natural environment with beautiful views. While they may seem quite similar, several characteristics distinguish hiking vs. trekking. Key differences between these activities include… Continue reading Hiking vs Trekking: What’s the Difference?

The Cost of Thru-hiking

Thru-hiking is a life-changing experience and an incredible accomplishment that hikers worldwide aspire to, but many wonder how to afford it. In this post, we’ll break down the cost of thru-hiking and explain how much hikers spend on some of the most iconic long-distance trails. We’ll also share common ways people afford to thru-hike and… Continue reading The Cost of Thru-hiking

Thru-Hiking 101: Preparation, Challenges and the Best Thru-Hikes

appalachian trail

What is Thru-Hiking? Thru-hiking seems like an impossible dream to many of us who wonder how it would be to keep walking month after month in the wilderness. This guide aims to answer most of these questions, including what thru-hiking really is, it’s history, preparation and challenges and some interesting stories of legendary thru-hikers. Thru-hiking… Continue reading Thru-Hiking 101: Preparation, Challenges and the Best Thru-Hikes

The Appalachian Trail: One of the World’s Most Famous Long-Distance Trails

Along the Appalachian Trail

Introduction Embark on an epic journey through the heart of America’s wilderness on the legendary Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT). Stretching about 2,180 miles (3,510 km) through 14 states, this iconic trail is a testament to the indomitable spirit of hikers and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Managed by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy… Continue reading The Appalachian Trail: One of the World’s Most Famous Long-Distance Trails