Miles, Money, and Memories: The AT in Numbers

My Appalachian Trail thru-hike was an awesome experience! I saw wild ponies, made awesome friends, climbed mountains, ate copious amounts of food, and the list goes on. If you’re curious what went into my hike, you’re in the right place. Although I consider myself an avid outdoor enthusiast, I also have a brain for numbers. So logically I wanted to look into the miles I walked and money I spent. Disclaimer: My husband and I both hiked, ...

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Ventisquero Colgante hike, Chile

trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles 6.6km return to observation platform rough and muddy trail Queulat National Park is a very popular destination for tourists. Here’s how the park’s centerpiece, the Queulat Hanging Glacier, looks in perfect weather. Ventisquero Colgante Falls in summer / cavertingo, … Continue reading

Shaking It in the Snow at Laurel Falls

Time is closing in until my thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail and the nerves are kicking in. But luckily I live close to the AT and that gives me the opportunity to practice on the turf I’ll be playing on in March.

Five Miles and Back
There’s something majestic about hiking in the snow. It made a gloomy hiking day shine and glisten.
The dog and I started our SOBO hike on a side trail parking lot in Hampton, ...

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Torres del Paine W trek

Adventure seeking holiday-goers from around the world flock to Chilean Patagonia to complete the Torres del Paine Treks. Amongst the three trekking routes in the Torres del Paine National Park — the W trek, the O trek, and the Q trek, the Torres del … Continue reading
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