Famous Mountains You've Never Heard Of

9:51 a.m. on October 24, 2011 (EDT)
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Mt Fuji. (NNE / Wikimedia Commons) Q: What do Quixada, Fuji, Hood, and Seorak have in common? A: They are all "famous" mountains. The organizations that steward...

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5:03 p.m. on October 24, 2011 (EDT)
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Mount Hua Shan has always grabbed me hard. The video footage of the trek up there is pretty intense. The plank walk is insane. 

Many have dubbed it as the world most dangerous hike. I am not quite sure if that is the case but it definitely has its risk factor. 

Here is a link for a bit of info on Hua Shan:


Also there is a bit of footage from plank walking on youtube. I will forewarn you that if you are not into music mute your speakers before viewing the footage. 

El Camino del Rey is another that comes to mind.

While these may or may not fall under the criteria for the above article I am not quite sure but nevertheless they definitely deserve recognition.

Here is a bit of footage of del Rey:



9:28 a.m. on October 25, 2011 (EDT)
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Hi Rick - there are a few comically horrifying via feratta route videos around.  I was tempted to write about one of those!

6:34 p.m. on October 25, 2011 (EDT)
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I really want to take a stab at one of the 2 I mentioned above. I am really leaning towards Hua Shan. Just another thing added to my bucket list. ;)

8:12 a.m. on October 26, 2011 (EDT)
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Hmmmm... Interesting. Just thinking hear locally about different mountains -  the "famous ones." They are Clingman's Dome, Mt. Leconte... They draw the crowds because of course they are the highest peaks and easily accessible.

But there are others I've been far more attracted to. The two that I've always wanted to backpack but haven't gotten to it are Mt Guyot in the Smokies. It's the second highest peak in the Smokies and a helluva trip to get there. I've never heard of anyone whose been there and I've lived in East Tennessee most my life. Sure there are some here who have.

The second one I want to head to  is Little Big Frog Mountain in the Cohuttas of North Georgia. It's not a big mountain per say, but its the biggest in its chain. Every time around this time of year I pack up the family to go apple picking and we head across a Georgia state highway through the mountains. At one point, there's an overlook where you have a good view of the mountain. I just stare at it and think "I want to climb to the top of that."

Don't know if I'll get any views, if the trails will be beautiful, etc. etc. Just want to climb them because sometimes that's what you want to do.

8:02 a.m. on October 29, 2011 (EDT)
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