Top Ten Hikes in the Southern Appalachians, Version 1.0

For some time we've been toying with the idea of publishing a list of our Favorite Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. We have a whole page devoted to the subject of course...but we have never published this as an actual ranked top ten list. Mostly this is because we didn't feel we'd hiked enough times …

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BucketList: The Far Side of the World

The Most Exotic Places on the Bucket List ...And once more into the bucket we go! As promised here are landing pages for the rest of our BucketList destinations by region. Some of these are among the most exotic and far flung of our wish list! Click on the links or pictures below to see …

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Elk Knob – A Hike For Everybody

Elk Knob State Park Summit Trail is Fitz Roy's First Mountain Hike *We have added Elk Knob State Park as one of the Best Places to Hike in the Southern Appalachians. This is truly an excellent hike for everybody; a very well graded trail, excellent viewpoints, and not too crowded (yet.) Last weekend Minister of …

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Everest, Traffic Jams…and Death.

I think by now almost everyone who follows news in the outdoor world has seen this incredible photo. A queue reported by CNN to be over 300 people waits in the 'death zone' (above 8000 meters) just below the summit of Everest. Of the over two hundred climbers who have died on Everest, most have …

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Is There Still Time to Plan for the Tour Du Mont Blanc?

Want to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc -- Europe's most celebrated Alpine hike -- this summer? Well, you better get cracking...The trekking season gets under way in less than six weeks. Realistically, you probably should have started planning for it already. Sylvia and I did the complete tour in late July of 2018. But …

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Bucket Lists…North America

...And we keep on sifting through the bucket! Here's some more landing pages for Epic Bucketlist Adventures, these ones all of the North American variety. We have done at least some hiking in all these places except, sadly, Canada. The good thing about North American BucketList items is they are fairly easy to reach. Most …

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Are These Really the Best Hikes in Every State?

Outside Magazine Online recently released a list of the Best Hikes in each State. We were made aware of it through Besthike.com as many people were...they were in turn clued on by the Adventure Blog, which we also follow. https://www.outsideonline.com/2393036/50-best-hikes-us We have bashed Outside Magazine in the past, and this is exactly the type of …

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