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15

Sep

Behold China’s most extreme mountain trail
Still not for the faint of heart, Hua Shan, one of the steepest mountains in Asia, is now safer to climb.

21

Aug

Best hiking in the U.S. and how to prepare for itHere are 11 hiking-friendly national parks and the 10 essential items that any hiker will need.

Best hiking in the U.S. and how to prepare for it
Here are 11 hiking-friendly national parks and the 10 essential items that any hiker will need.

07

Aug

8 creepiest places in U.S. national parks

22

Jul

Great inns open only to those with good hiking shoes

09

Jul

laurajmoss:

Some valuable advice posted on a trail we hiked in Alaska recently.
Now, how exactly does one determine when attack transitions into mealtime? Do you listen for chewing? Will the bear sigh in delight like I do when I eat macaroni and cheese?
And if I taste like macaroni and cheese, is it really fair to deny the bear such a delicacy? I do eat a lot of mac and cheese, so it’s conceivable I might taste cheesy and delicious.

MNN’s guide to surviving a bear attack

laurajmoss:

Some valuable advice posted on a trail we hiked in Alaska recently.

Now, how exactly does one determine when attack transitions into mealtime? Do you listen for chewing? Will the bear sigh in delight like I do when I eat macaroni and cheese?

And if I taste like macaroni and cheese, is it really fair to deny the bear such a delicacy? I do eat a lot of mac and cheese, so it’s conceivable I might taste cheesy and delicious.

MNN’s guide to surviving a bear attack

07

Jul

10 treacherous trails with gorgeous views

28

Jun

10 treacherous trails with gorgeous views

24

Jun

How an expert hiker died of hypothermia in JunePopular hiking writer and outdoorswoman Karen Sykes succumbed to the cold last week, reminding us all of the counterintuitive dangers of summertime hiking.

How an expert hiker died of hypothermia in June
Popular hiking writer and outdoorswoman Karen Sykes succumbed to the cold last week, reminding us all of the counterintuitive dangers of summertime hiking.

11

Jun

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.Classic American hiking trails

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.
Classic American hiking trails

16

May

A beginner’s glossary to hiking and camping