Trekking the Eagle Walk in Austria

The Eagle Walk in Austria

The Eagle Walk is a 257-mile (413 Km) hiking trail that traverses the Austrian State of Tirol in 33 stages moving sequentially from east to west.  Each of the 33 stages comprises one day’s walk, and since camping is not generally allowed along this route, this is a “hut to …

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Hiking the Cape Wrath Trail


The Cape Wrath Trail is considered the hardest hiking route in the United Kingdom. Located in Scotland, it runs from Fort William, through the Highlands and Western Scotland, to the lighthouse at Cape Wrath, the northwestern-most point of Scotland. Approximately 230 miles in length, most people take 2-3 weeks to backpack the …

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The Summerhouses at Mohonk Mountain House

Summerhouse overlooking Mohonk Mountain House Inn

  Mohonk Mountain House is one of the last great inns in the Hudson River Valley, just 90 miles north of New York City. It’s a special place for me because I rediscovered my love of hiking there amidst the Shawanagunk Mountains and nearby Catskills Mountain Range. Resembling Harry Potter’s …

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Cold River Camp in Evans Notch

South Baldface Summit

Cold River Camp is a rustic, family style camp run by the Appalachian Mountain Club in the Evans Notch on the border between New Hampshire and Maine. It’s unique among the AMC lodging facilities because it’s managed entirely by volunteers, although there is paid croo (crew) on-site to cook and maintain the …

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Climbing Mt. Whitney by Chris Marks

Mt Washington, White Mountains

Make no mistake about it, while the 22 mile trail to the top of Mt. Whitney is no Everest, it does take preparation and planning to summit the tallest mountain in the continental United States. One part physical training, two parts logistical preparation, plus drive and determination to taste is …

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Catskills Backpacking: The Escarpment Trail

The Escarpment Trail

The Catskill’s Escarpment Trail is notable for its open vistas and fine views of the Hudson River Valley. This 23.9 mile hike is moderately challenging and is best spread over a 3 day trip, including shuttles, so you can enjoy the views without feeling rushed. The last time I hiked …

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The Perch Shelter and Campsite

The Shelter at The RMC's Perch

The Perch Shelter – Randolph Mountain Club Last weekend, I spend a night at The Perch Shelter and Campsite located on Mt Adams in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains. It’s located between the Israel Ridge Trail and Randolph Path, on the north face of Mt Adams, just …

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