Tagged With "hiking"

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Steamboat Rock, Washington — Wildflowers and Vistas galore!

DrFumblefinger ·
 The large basalt mass of Steamboat Rock is a distinct landmark in Central Washington state.  Steamboat Rock State Park is a dozen miles southwest of the massive Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. The Park is on a peninsula...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 9) Horton Plains

DrFumblefinger ·
My first introduction to Horton Plains National Park was in Hans Mohemius’ photo room at his home in Colombo.  Hans was a skilled amateur photographer who shared with me a magical photo of a sunrise...
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A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
In the United States, a country with dozens of great national parks, it makes sense that there would be some “orphan” parks that are only rarely visited. Such is the case with Great Basin National Park in Nevada.  Great...
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Walk the Nile and Take Awhile

Travel Rob ·
Explorer Levinson Wood begins his try of walking the Nile this Sunday.Read about it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tra...-along-the-Nile.html 
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Pesuta Shipwreck, Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida-Gwaii, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
There are few things that liven up a hiking day more than stumbling on a shipwreck.  At least that’s my life’s experience (based on this one wreck)!  One of my most interesting back-country backpacking experiences was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 10, 2014: Rock Isle Lake, Sunshine Meadows, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  Lonely Planet rates Sunshine Meadows as one of the greatest hiking destinations in Canada.  Unlike most of the Continental Divide, which is characterized by sharp ragged peaks, this region offers 100 square kilometers of fairly...
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A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Everglades is a fascinating and unique place -- a broad shallow river slowly moving to the sea and covering a large portion of southwestern Florida in a thin layer of water.   Mostly the Everglades is characterized by its "River of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day September 9, 2013: Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
(Oxara River, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland)  Thingvellir National Park is of great historic and geologic importance in Iceland.  This was the site of Iceland's first parliament more than 1,000 years ago.  The Icelandic...
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A journey around Iceland: 2) The Golden Circle

DrFumblefinger ·
(Rainbow over Thingvellir National Park, Iceland)  The most popular day trip from Reykjavik is to the “Golden Circle” — three beautiful natural attractions which aren't golden or even vaguely circular.  The first of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 23, 2013: Whaleback Trail, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Yoho National Park is one of four National Parks in the Canadian Rockies.  Yoho seems a bit of an odd name but it’s very appropriate.  To the Cree people Yoho meant “Awe and Wonder”.  That impression remains...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 24, 2013: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
 Of the 2000 or so arches in Arches National Park, Delicate Arch is the most popular, to the point where it's become the state of Utah's unofficial symbol (appearing on its license plates).  Situated near Moab, Utah, these arches are formed...
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A springtime hike on the Yakima Rim Skyline Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
After a rather long winter I was ready for a pleasant dayhike.  While I’d rather head up to the mountains for a stroll in an alpine meadow, there’s way too much snow up there in April.  Fortunately in the Northwest there are some...
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Capital of Culture Series: Marseilles

Travel Rob ·
 Marseille Cathedral, near the Vieux Port I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Marseilles this past June and was very impressed. It really is an excellent example of what the Capital of Culture designation can do for a city. Have a walk...
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World's scariest hiking trail?

DrFumblefinger ·
Take a look at some of the photos in the accompanying link.  There are number of trails in the world I'd not hike, and this one is probably at the top of the list.  And you'll never guess what's at the end of the trail.  More here.
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Stevens Lake -- A Hidden Gem in Idaho's Bitterroot Range

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the time of year when those of us who love to hike have our eyes gazing to the tops of the mountains, longing to get up to those high passes.  But there's still a lot of snow and ice up there, at least in Western Canada and the Pacific...
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Stewart Canyon, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
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Chipmunk, Banff National Park

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East Beach Trail, Naikoon Provincial Park, Graham Island

DrFumblefinger ·
An 89 km long beach trail on Haida Gwaii, B.C. forms the basis of this adventure.
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Norway's Trolltunga: still a danger for tourists

PHeymont ·
  Trolltunga, an imposing rock formation that sticks out...like a troll's tongue...from a narrow ledge 700 meters above Ringedalsvatnet lake, has become a danger spot for travelers trying to take dramatic photos from the edge.   Earlier this...
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Top trails in danger of disappearing

DrFumblefinger ·
    National Geographic online put up this list of 10 great trails in danger of disappearing, for a variety of reasons.  Many of these are in truly memorable settings.  You can read more at this link .   I've hike three of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 25, 2015: Emerald Lake, B.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite places for a hike in the Canadian Rockies is at Emerald Lake, in Yoho National Park.  Yoho is in British Columbia but abuts Banff National Park in Alberta.  Located only a few miles from the small town of Field, and just...
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Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

Travel Rob ·
            View from Mt Takao             Takao-san Guchi  Station- near base of Mt Takao    Tokyo is unfairly viewed as a...
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GPS helps blind hikers, may help millions more

PHeymont ·
Five blind or partially blind hikers, with the help of an innovative GPS-enabled smartphone app, completed a 6-day, 80 kilometre hike in the Vosges mountain range last week—unaccompanied by sighted guides.   The developers, a team at...
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Easy trick keeps water cold while you tour

PHeymont ·
Here's our easy sock trick to keep your water cold while you wander...   We tried freezing the bottles we usually keep in the outside mesh pockets of  our backpacks, but found that condensation on the bottles wet the backpacks. And the ice...
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Why Missouri is Not just a Fly Over State

DangTravelers ·
What do you think of when asked about the state of Missouri?  A few years ago, all that would come to mind were the cities of St. Louis and Branson, but not much else.  It was a pass-through state to many other destinations for us, but never...
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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
The most amazing views in Yosemite National Park, and among the most spectacular viewpoints on Mother Earth, are found at Glacier Point.  In the summer Glacier Point is easily accessed by the Glacier Point Road, but this road is closed in the...
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Eight Ways Hiking in the Worst Weather is the Best Hiking There Is

Annie @OutdoorsyMama ·
Sometimes the BEST hiking happens when the weather seems at its worst! Outdoorsy Mom tells us why.
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Pico de Arieo: A high altitude Hike in Madeira

Ian Cook ·
Madiera's Pico de Arieo walk is not for the feint hearted as you are above the clouds at an altitude of 6000 feet, but the scenery and views are unbelievable!
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Makarska - Enchanting Hidden Gem

GokyB ·
A beautiful city in Croatia, with beautiful beaches, mountains, a historic core and a fun vibe!
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A Visit to Hinchinbrook Island - Australia

danthewanderer ·
We visit amazing Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland, one of Australia’a largest island national parks.
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Feb. 28, 2016: Torres del Paine – Trekking The "W“

Grand Escapades ·
For obvious reasons, Torres del Paine is South America's most popular national park.
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May 23, 2016. Springtime Hike at Lake Minnewanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking along the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park offers wonderful unobstructed views of the dRocky Mountains.
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The Queen Charlotte Track

danthewanderer ·
DantheWanderer shares a memorable New Zealand walk -- five days on the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track.
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Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

Travel With Lamb ·
I wouldn’t go as far as claiming to be an avid hiker, but I’m not a novice in terms of physical activity. I believe in travelling on the road less travelled, well the road up Sani Passis is well-travelled, just by 4x4’s. My boyfriend...
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Banff National Park: A hike along Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers

DrFumblefinger ·
“Lake Louise” is a name that refers to a beautiful glacial lake, a village, and a ski destination.  All of these places are in close proximity but I’ll always be using the term to describe the lake itself.  I’ve been...
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Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies, and also one of my favorites, is in a high subalpine meadow in Banff National Park.  The season for hiking here is limited to only a few months because of the high altitude....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 29, 2014. Shira Plateau, Tanzania

DrFumblefinger ·
Mt. Kilimanjaro  was formed by fusion of three extinct volcanoes (Kibo — 19340′; Mawenzi –16896′; and Shira -- 13000').  There are several routes to Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit most of which are very steep, but get you...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 28, 2014: Bear Grass, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
The first time I ever saw bear grass was while hiking in Idaho's panhandle some years ago.  I was standing in a field of lovely white blooming plants that resembled grass and didn't know what type of plant it was.  It was bear grass, not...
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Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Most folks visit Sequoia National Park to see its giant sequoia trees, the largest living things on the earth!  That's a great reason to go and there are wonderful hikes through these amazing forests of giants and the meadows that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 11, 2014: Driftwood, Haida Gwaii

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of my most interesting trekking experiences was a multiday beach backpack along the length of the East Coast Trail, Naikoon Provincial Park, in amazing Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the "Queen Charlotte Islands").   I need to sit down...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2014: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Dr.Y ·
      The landscape on the Big Island of Hawaii is simply amazing!  You can watch it change before your very eyes at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site .  The park is home of Kilauea volcano, one...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 27, 2014: Grassi Lakes, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
    About a one hour drive west of Calgary using the TransCanada Highway, and near the town of    Canmore   and its Nordic centre, the incredibly beautiful Grassi Lakes are nestled between the   Ha Ling Peak...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 10, 2014. The Highest Highway in Canada

Dr.Y ·
    If you travel west from Calgary, Alberta on the TransCanada Highway, you'll see the Canadian Rockies growing ever larger during your entire journey.  It's an amazing sight! In less than an hour you're right in the heart of...
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My Secret Place

adventuretime88 ·
The entrance to this hiking destination is not a secret. There is a turn out on California's coastal HWY 1 about 20 miles from The Tides in Bodega Bay, just before Fort Ross. The secret is, that the trail doesn't have to end. It ends after about 5...
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Banff National Park: Hiking to Boom Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
  In a region where every turn of the road brings an even more beautiful view, it’s hard for me to pick favorite spots in Banff National Park.  I've recently grown very fond of the area near Castle Junction, off Highway #93 on the...
 
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