Category: Hiking

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10 Adventures podcast

One of my favourite outdoors podcasts is 10 Adventures. Check it out. A good starting point is their interview with Jim Kern on how to Save America‘s Outdoors. … As the founder of the Florida Trail, co founder of the American hiking society, and president of Big City Mountaineers, Jim …
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Mount MacFarlane, Chilliwack B

1800m elevation gain. Beast of a day hike. The hike to the summit of Mount MacFarlane is steep, difficult and requires some scrambling. However, the hike can be shortened by stopping at Lower Pierce Lake or Upper Pierce Lake. Both lakes are worthwhile objectives of their own. About 10 hours …
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#AskCicerone: Walking in Europe

Cicerone is by far the best publisher of guidebooks for hiking Europe. Podcast episode 28 gives an overview of their 162 guidebooks to Europe. Too many good choices in that continent. This is a good place to start. #AskCicerone: Walking and trekking in Europe Listen here. https://twitter.com/ciceronepress/status/1443118556275789825 Read the full …
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Banff Mountain Festival 2021

Click PLAY or watch the teaser on YouTube. https://youtu.be/4gSXjOwbKtM The 2021 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is happening virtually and in-person this year from Saturday, October 30 to Sunday, November 7! Featuring over 75 films, live events in Banff and Canmore, and 30 virtual programs to watch from …
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Fisherman’s Trail, Rota Vicentina, Portugal

I'm considering the famed Portuguese Fisherman's Trail in November. Leave a comment if you have advice for me. Moon and Honey hiked in early November. Though some restaurants had closed for the season, they still felt it was not too late in the year. 76 km/47 mi. 4 days Porto …
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My NEW Trek Checkpoint ALR 4

By BestHike editor Rick McCharles. I'm considering FUTURE trips to Iceland, Norway, northern BC and/or Yukon. Great hiking. Bad weather. For transport to trailheads, I'll fly with my own touring bike. Though it wasn't easy during the pandemic, I did locate an appropriate ride IN STOCK. For the past week …
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I love “Hiking Thrones”

BestHike editor Rick McCharles. In the Himalaya, porters build benches at regular intervals so they can easily rest while carrying heavy loads. I do the same — when I can — on logs and rocks. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/FeJl9-7YRMU Read the full article by clicking here. View original …
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Trek Checkpoint 4 – Bikepacking or Mountain Biking?

I've customized my NEW 2021 Checkpoint ALR 4 for Bikepacking. Transportation to-and-from hiking trailheads. (VIDEO) BUT … occasionally I'd like to take off the panniers and use the aluminum gravel bike for single track. So far, so good. So long as I keep my tires on the ground. The suspension is …
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Sun-hoodie for Hiking?

The biggest surprise for me on the sunny John Muir Trail 2021 was the number of hikers wearing sun-hoodies rather than the more traditional button down shirt, buff and/or bandana (that I was wearing). Sun-hoodies are particularly popular with the ladies. Should I switch? Click PLAY or watch a review …
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Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery

Emma Rowena (Caldwell) Gatewood, known as Grandma Gatewood was an American ultra-light hiking pioneer. After a difficult life as a farm wife, mother of eleven children, and victim of domestic violence, she became famous as the first solo female thru-hiker of the 2,168-mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in 1955 at the age of 67. She subsequently became …
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Climbing Mt Adams, Washington

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. My first international trip since start of pandemic was to Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington state. As part of that, Adlards invited me to join their group climbing the Mt Adams volcano in Washington. Our base camp was in the deadfall of the …
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19 Days on the JOHN MUIR TRAIL

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles INTRODUCTION The John Muir Trail in California is our #2 hike in the world. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/xkfCMYRy_BA Though I'd hiked almost every segment over the years, this was my first time hiking over 200 miles continually. There are …
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Best West Coast Trail video of 2021

I hiked the West Coast Trail twice in 2021. And watched plenty of videos while putting together our own “How to SURVIVE the West Coast Trail” playlist. BUT was still blown away by Rudy D'Alessio's cinematic edit — only 11 minutes long. It sums up the challenge and grandeur of our …
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Excellent Swiss Hikes

Our top multi-day hike in Switzerland is the Haute Route. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/yFucaN108pg Our #1 day hike in the world is Harder Ridge. In Switzerland. Here is a list of more fantastic walks as posted by Lonely Planet: Faulhornweg 15km; 4½ to 5½ hours Lakes …

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10 Adventures podcast
Mount MacFarlane, Chilliwack B
#AskCicerone: Walking in Europe
Banff Mountain Festival 2021
The Bushcraft Overnight Adventure
Viewer’s Choice – Van Camp – Overnight Adventure
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