Category Archives: Hiking

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Lake Louise to Lake Agnes: A vacation hike worth the walk near Banff

Share Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (June 2012)  If Banff is on your bucket list, then you need to fill your bucket up to the brim and drive a few miles northwest of Banff along the Trans Canada Highway to Lake … Continue reading

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Ponies, bikes, trails, and the Virginia Creeper

Share Along the Virginia – North Carolina border, near the little town of Damascus, a section of the Appalachian Trail runs out of town over the mountains and through Grayson Highlands State Park.  Damascus itself is noteworthy as a resupply … Continue reading

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Something new in the Smoky Mountain NP for the Through Hikers near the Appalachian Trail

Share Our little group just finished another hike to Mount LeConte near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.  I’ll post all the details later, but I wanted to share a part of the trip with you in a condensed version.  We were at … Continue reading

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Len Foote Hike Inn-An Inn in the Woods for Everyone

Share This article provides the answer for the family or couple or group of friends who want to spend some time in the great outdoors, but need different levels of comfort in the adventure.  Some need a bed, some a … Continue reading

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Tampa: Beach Camping Oasis 10 minutes from Town

Share We’ve previously posted articles about backpacking on Cumberland Island, but this post is for those of you who are looking for a great beach campground for car campers.  You’ll find it at Fort  De Soto Park near Tampa, Florida.  According … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountains: Hiking Serenity in The Cataloochee

Share The Great Smoky Mountains National Park didn’t exist before the Great Depression.  Chartered in 1934, the park took in over 800 square miles in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.  10 million visitors per year pass through the park, … Continue reading

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Hiking into the land of the Grizzlies: Glacier National Park

Share In the summer of 1967, two young women were killed by separate grizzly bear attacks on the same night in Glacier National Park.  When you hike or backpack the Highline Trail to Granite Park Chalet you will be visiting the site … Continue reading

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Hiking Capri: A Taste of Capri

Share  As any hiker, backpacker, cyclist or traveler knows, more than an army travels on its stomach.  On our hiking trip around the ISLE OF CAPRI, we did not stuff our backpacks with energy bars or gue or gells, but … Continue reading

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Hiking Capri: From Marina Grande to the top of Mt. Solora

Share Our Italian hiking trip to Capri found us staying on the southern side of the Island at Marina Piccola.  Although there are many fine hotels in the town of Capri, which sits astride the middle of the Isle de  … Continue reading

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Hiking the White Mountains: Hut to Hut

Share Hiking the Southern Presidential Range of the White Mountains along the Appalachian Trail  is a test for an outdoor adventurer of any level.  The mountains are beautiful, but the layer of soil over the granite building blocks of the … Continue reading

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