Hiking

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Red River Gorge, Kentucky, October 2020

Hiking and camping in Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone Forest, Kentucky, October 21-23, 2020.

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Adirondack Hike: Scarface Mountain

A detailed trip report from an October 9, 2020 hike to the summit of Scarface Mountain in the Adirondack Park in New York.

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Adirondack Hike: Big Slide

A trip report from a hike to Big Slide Mountain in the Adirondack Park on May 29, 2020. Big Slide is a 7.8 mile out-and-back hike that took a little over seven hours to complete.

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A Photographic Tour of Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains

I have made the trek up Mt. LeConte every year for the last six years. This is an interpretive photographic journal of some of the most recent hikes and should not be construed as a trail map.

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Searching for the Elusive Salmon on Vale Trail 6 - Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan

A calming 'figure of eight' walk that includes a glacial valley, wooded ravine and quiet countryside. Vale Trail 6 in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, gives you the opportunity to explore an iron age fort, the ancient history of Dinas Powys and perhaps even the occasional leaping salmon...

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Trekking Across Vale Trail 2 (Part A) - Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan

A beautiful coastline, ancient woodlands and over 2,000 years of history can all be discovered on this fascinating 4.5mile trail in Vale of Glamorgan, the southernmost county of Cymru.

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Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan - Exploring Vale Trail 3

The Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales is an idyllic, historic county and a fantastic place to walk. A mixture of tourist hotspots, quiet countryside and a beautiful 60km coastline, there is much to explore in this fascinating part of Wales.

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5 Tips to Help You Plan Your Walk on the Wales Coast Path

At 18, I decided to hike as much of the awe-inspiring 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path in the short time I had at my disposal. After over 500 miles and £1,400 raised for charity, there was much I learned. Here's a guide of things to remember when planning your trip around the Wales Coast Path!

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Hiking From the Linville Falls Visitor Center

The Linville Gorge area in North Carolina is a rugged wilderness area on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Grandfather Mountain.

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Hiking at Lory State Park Near Fort Collins, Colorado

Information and photos of Lory State Park in Fort Collins, Colorado. A recreation area located between the Front Range mountains and Horsetooth Reservoir.

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Hiking to Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Description and photos of the hike to Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Ten Tips for Hiking With Toddlers

Take your toddler on the trail and avoid temper tantrums with these hiking tips.

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Caterpillars Everywhere as We Hike Along the San Pedro River

Seeking a way to get out and enjoy the outdoors while maintaining COVID-19 Social Distancing my wife and I drove to the nearby San Pedro River to hike. While hiking we found caterpillars raining down from trees. The result was a great photo opportunity & chance to learn about tent caterpillars.

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Alabama's Best Kept Secret Is Its Highest Point: Cheaha

Cheaha is located in the Talladega National Forest in Clay County, Alabama. While Talladega, Alabama is more well known for its motorcar speedway, the roaring sounds of racing men are seldom heard in this pristine wilderness.

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An Early Morning Hike In Tucson's Catalina State Park to Romero Pools

One of the nice things about the wide open spaces that living in western United States offers is the chance to get out and enjoy the great outdoors while still maintaining the social distance needed to help control the spread of the COCID-19 also known as the Coronavirus. A hike in the mountains is

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Weekend Trip #10: Three Waterfalls, Rock Climbing, and Four Hiking Trails Within 30 Miles of One Another

If you're looking for a remote weekend chock-full of waterfalls, hiking, and/or climbing, you'll like Weekend Trip #10.

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How to Avoid Falls on the Ice

Winter weather brings with it slick conditions. Falls on the ice can be serious, but they can usually be avoided. If you do find yourself falling, there are ways to avoid hurting yourself seriously.

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Hiking in the Red River Gorge Geological Area in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky

On our first day in the Daniel Boone National Forest, we knew we had to see the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridges State Park.

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Vazhamala: An Unexplored Beauty

Vazhamala is a green mountaintop in Kerala where you can hike to a scenic rock and a waterfall.

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Shelby County's Urban Trails: Exercise and Get Back to Nature

Shelby County, Tennessee has an abundance of walking and biking trails just waiting for you. So, why not get out, get some exercise, and enjoy nature at its best.

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Hiking Between White-Washed Villages in the Breathtaking Spanish Mountain Area of Alpujarra

Not far away from the noisy tourist areas there are still bits of the real Spain to be found, including by walking through the mountain villages of Alpujarra.

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Red River Gorge: An Amazing Kentucky Backpacking Adventure Featuring "The Cloud Splitter"

Red River Gorge, in east-central Kentucky, boasts spectacular rock features; particularly arches, and can be enjoyed year-round for hiking, camping, and canoeing. We personally enjoy overnight backpacking treks and love climbing to the top of the famous "Cloud Splitter". Keep reading to learn more!

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Adirondack Hike: Haystack, Basin and Saddleback

A full trip report from our hike to Haystack, Basin and Saddleback Mountains in the Adirondack Park of Upstate, N.Y. at the end of July in 2019.

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5 Best Challenging Hikes Within an Hour of San Diego

With a wide variety of hiking opportunities, Southern California is a great place to experience the outdoors. Read on to discover the best, most challenging, and most underappreciated hikes in and around San Diego, CA.

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Adirondack Hike: Marcy, Skylight and Gray

A trip report from our hike to the summits of Mount Marcy, Mount Skylight and Gray Mountain on July 18, 2019. Marcy is the highest mountain in New York while Skylight is fourth and Gray stands at seventh. All three are part of the Adirondack 46 Hiking Challenge.

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Adirondack Hike: Seward, Donaldson and Emmons

A full trip report from our hike to the summits of Seward, Donaldson and Emmons in the Adirondack Park of upper New York on July 3, 2019. The three mountains are part of the Adirondack Forty-Six Hiking Challenge.

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Thru-Hiking the West Fork of Oak Creek

This is a 14-mile, end-to-end hike (and wade and swim and bushwhack) of the West Fork canyon between Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona, requiring a vehicle shuttle. Allow at least 12 hours to do this as a day-trip.

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Adirondack Hike: Mount Marshall

The trip report from our hike to Mount Marshall on Saturday June 22, 2019 via Avalanche Lake. Marshall is the twenty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondack Park with a height of 4,360 feet.

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Catskill Hike: Slide Mountain

A trip report from my May 31, 2019 hike to the summit of Slide Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Slide is the highest peak in the Catskill Park at 4,182 feet.

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Adirondack Hike: St. Regis Mountain

A trip report from a hike to the summit of St. Regis Mountain on June 15, 2019. St. Regis is part of the Saranac Lake 6'er Hiking Challenge and the mountain resides just to the north of the town of Saranac Lake, N.Y. in the Adirondack Park.

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Adirondack Hike: Ampersand Mountain

A trip report from a hike to the summit of Ampersand Mountain on June 15, 2019. Ampersand is part of the Saranac Lake 6'er Hiking Challenge and sits on the west side of the town of Saranac Lake, N.Y. in the Adirondack Park.

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Through the Woods to Amazing Views of Stone Door, Tennessee

My wife and I traveled two hours south of our Middle Tennessee home to visit Stone Door in South Cumberland State Park.

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Catskill Hike: Hunter Mountain

A trip report from my May 31, 2019 hike to the summit of Hunter Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Hunter is the second highest peak in the Catskills with an elevation of 4,040 feet.

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Long-Distance Hiking in Mixed Terrain on the Bruce Trail, Ontario

A four-day hike on the Bruce Trail on Ontario's Bruce Peninsula. I went 72 miles in four days. I wanted to see how fast I could go on mixed terrain.

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Adirondack Hike: Seymour Mountain

A trip report from our hike up Seymour Mountain, one of the forty-six high peaks of the Adirondacks in New York. It ranks thirty-fourth on the list with a height of 4,120 feet.

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Great Hikes: Alien Egg Hatchery, Bisti Badlands, New Mexico

Visit one of the strangest rock formations in the western hemisphere. Make the Bisti Badlands a must see during your next trip to New Mexico and have an otherworldly experience.

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Pink Beds Loop Trail

Pink Beds Loop Trail is a five mile easy trail through the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. This trail was named by the early settlers due to the abundant blooms of local flowers.

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Great Hikes: Canyon Rim Trail, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Altitude can be an issue when visiting northern New Mexico. This hike easy hike will help you acclimate. It is also a great hike for those on a tight schedule.

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5 Things You Should Know Before You Summit Mt St Helens

Mount St. Helens is a beautiful and challenging hike. Here are 5 things you should know before you plan your trip.

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5 Awesome Things You Don't Want to Go Hiking Without

5 things you want to bring with you on a hike that you won't find on a hiking essentials list.

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Kiwi Christmas: A Walk Along the Waikato River, Hamilton, New Zealand

Read about a Christmas that can be 'white' but has nothing to do with snow!

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Section Backpacking Through Maryland on the Appalachian Trail

Due to the cancellation of my 30-year class reunion weekend, we made a last-minute decision to turn lemons to lemonade, fill our backpacks, and head out on our first Appalachian Trail section hike! It was an amazing 42-mile weekend!

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Adventure in the Forest of Dean

Visiting the Forest Of Dean should be a wonderful experience, I want to give insight into my favourite things and places there also to share with people who are new to the area - the many wonders that can be found and enjoyed whilst visiting this magical place.

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Visiting Jackson Falls and Stillhouse Hollow Falls in Tennessee

Jackson Falls is just off of the Natchez Trace Parkway which is a drive through beautiful country. Stillhouse Hollow Falls is a 25.5-mile drive from Jackson Falls and is near Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.

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Red River Gorge: Hanson's Point in Autumn

This is day 2 of our backpacking hike to Red River Gorge in Kentucky. October 24th 2018. We traversed the unofficial trail to Hanson's Point. Incredible views.

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Sunrise Hike in Saguaro National Park

Early morning hike in Tucson, Arizona's Saguaro National Park yields sectacular sunrise along with numerous photo opportunities in a lush desert landscape.

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Adirondack Hike: Colvin and Blake

A trip report from our hike to the mountains of Colvin and Blake in the Adirondacks of Upstate, New York. Colvin and Blake are two of the mountains in the Adirondack Forty-Six Challenge, which consists of forty-six mountains above (or just below) 4,000 feet in the Adirondack Park.

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Best Ohio Camping: Iron Ridge at the Beautiful Lake Vesuvius

If you want a clean, well-maintained, quiet place to camp with your tent or RV, Iron Ridge Campground is your place. If you want well-cleared, moderately tough trails to hike/run, the Lakeshore Trail that starts from the campground is the perfect complement to a relaxing, yet adventurous getaway.

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A Crash Course in Hiking

As a newcomer to hiking, you may be wondering what brands to use, what gear to bring, and how to best prepare for a climb. With this introduction to trekking, you will be ready for your next adventure in no time.

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Top 5 Hiking Trails in San Marcos, Texas

As a resident of San Marcos, Texas and an avid hiker, these are my personal Top 5 trails to hike in San Marcos. These are relatively short hikes ranging from about a mile to 8.4 miles. Some hikes could be longer depending upon the route you take. Always remember to stay safe and stay hydrated!