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Leisurely 9-day paddle in Rogen, Sweden

Check this out:  The Norway-Sweden Boundary Waters This is the «boundary waters» region along the border (yellow line) between Norway (west) and Sweden...

1 replies 16 minutes ago
TR: Lacs de Petarel - Ecrins National Park, France 6/12/2022

I've been home a few days now, so it is well past time to post a report of my final day hike this one in the southeast corner of Ecrins National Park. ...

4 replies 9 days ago
TR: Circuit around the Refuge de la Muzelle - Ecrins National Park, France 6/11/22

My 3rd weekend in France and the 4th sub-range to visit.  This hike an 11.25 miles loop past Lac du Lavitel and Lac de la Muzelle in Ecrins National...

4 replies 11 days ago
TR: Lac Blanc Dayhike in the Belledonne, France

My co-workers here speak of the Belledonne with a reverence not reserved for the Chartreuse or the Vercors.

1 replies 25 days ago
Le Grand-Veymont (Vercors, France)

Time for something completely new; for me anyway. I find myself in Crolles, France, for 3 weeks (work) and decided to fill my first weekend day (and will...

3 replies 1 month ago
Tour du Mont Blanc VS GR11 Hiking Trail Comparison - What is the Difference and Which One to Choose?

Tour du Mont Blanc VS GR11 Hiking Trail Comparison - What is the Difference and Which One to Choose?              Watch the full video here: ...

0 replies 1 month ago
Best and Most Spectacular Walk along Catalan Beaches on GR92 in Costa Brava, Spain

Best and Most Spectacular Walk along Llafranc, Calella de Palafrugell and Palamos Beaches|GR92 Spain Watch the full video here:  For day 13 of GR92 the...

0 replies 1 month ago
Iceland's Best Trek

Hello! After 2 years waiting due to the lockdown, we were able to make this amazing trip to Iceland in 2021.

0 replies 1 month ago
Breathtaking Mediterranean Seacoast Walk from L’Escala to Estartit in Catalonia - GR 92 Day 11

Watch the full video here:  For Day 11 we planned to hike from the town L’Escala to Estartit doing 15kms.

1 replies 1 month ago
Two preseason Cohos Trail work trips

Last week I did a quick day trip to hit the first section This week I went back for an overnight to finish my second section and do some work on the next...

2 replies 1 month ago
Just a couple short videos from my latest hike

Friday afternoon I hiked up Coburn Mountain for the first time this year. Highlights included seeing either a bobcat or Canada lynx and just about being...

0 replies 2 months ago
Lots of BEACH WALKING - Platja de Sant Pere Pescador & Les Dunes to L’Escala in Catalonia | GR92 - Day 10

Lots of BEACH WALKING - Platja de Sant Pere Pescador & Les Dunes to L’Escala in Catalonia | GR92 - Day 10 You can watch the full video here:  We...

2 replies 2 months ago
South by Southwest

We're just back from a two-week adventure through Arizona and New Mexico.  The primary focus was a few pueblo and petroglyph sites, but since we were...

4 replies 3 months ago
Death Valley last week

We're just back from another adventure in Death Valley, with a stop in the Pinnacles on the way down.

3 replies 3 months ago
Spectacular Wild Camp Spot on GR11 and Sharing our Real Camping Routine - Basque Country Hiking Day 17

Watch the full video here:  We got up later that day at around 7.30am because we had a bad sleep and couldn't rest very well.

0 replies 4 months ago
How many of us volunteers on the trail?

I spent Saturday with a trail crew outside of Yosemite, working to remove trees and maintain trails in the Sierra National Forest.  Just wondering how...

6 replies 4 months ago
Ansel Adams...the man not the wilderness

Great set of photos here courtesy of the Guardian.  The man deserves his reputation: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2022/feb/17/ansel-adams-rare-photographs-in-stunning-hi-definition?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other.

10 replies 4 months ago
Bird and Animal Paradise in Elizondo and the Origin of the Basque Language - Day 14 of GR11

The plan for the day was to do the 5.5km downhill of 500m to the town Elizondo and then stretch further from it for 7km more climbing up the same amount...

4 replies 5 months ago
Joshua Tree NP 11/20/2021

Did another fine trip to Joshua Tree, over the weekend leading up to Thanksgiving.  The landscape was drier than ever!  We camp in the high part of...

7 replies 6 months ago
Six Days from Mineral King to Mt Whitney

Now to catch up for 2021's big trip.  The folks at church asked me to plan a week long backpacking trip for the youth, and they wanted to go to Mt Whitney. ...

21 replies 6 months ago
Chamonix and UTMB

Results first: Mollycule (my amazing daughter) was 16th of 111 women and 108th of over 1500 total runners that finished in this year's Ultra Tour de Mont...

6 replies 6 months ago
Seven Days in the Smokies

It's been a long time since I have posted, I will start with a trip report from 2019.  My brother, who lives in Oak Ridge, prevailed upon me to leave...

7 replies 6 months ago
Winter in Yosemite

I love these reports, from rangers stationed all winter in Tuolumne Meadows: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/update-for-december-28-2021.htm

1 replies 6 months ago
Show some Wonderful things you have seen on the way to a hike

 Post a few pictures So we all can see! DeSoto Falls     Near Lake Canassaga with 2 of my brothers      with my nephew and great nephew     ...

6 replies 6 months ago
TR - John Muir Trail, 7/2-7/16

This year my summer hike was a northbound JMT thru-hike, and first all trail trek since I hiked the JMT (southbound) in 2009.

18 replies 7 months ago
Hiking the World of Lakes in Wonderful Estany i Sant Maurici National Park on GR11 in Pyrenees | Day 8.1

Hiking the World of Lakes in Wonderful Estany i Sant Maurici National Park on GR11 in Pyrenees|Day 8.1 On Day 8 of GR11 we had a big plan of doing around...

2 replies 7 months ago
EXTREME FATIGUE on the BRUTAL terrain of GR11-Where will we stop for the night? |Day 8.2 Pass de Ratera to Lake Montcasau

EXTREME FATIGUE on the BRUTAL terrain of GR11-Where will we stop for the night? |Day 8.2 Pass de Ratera to Lake Montcasau In the second half of the Day...

4 replies 7 months ago
Excited to start again with GR11 in Navarra, Spain and Camino del Norte vibes - Day 10 Ochagavia, Sierra de Abodi, Hiriberri

After having an extreme heat wave in the mountains for a week or so in Catalonia province we have decided to move to a different region Navarra, village...

0 replies 7 months ago
Are we about to quit the GR11? – Surviving the extreme night and making big decisions | Day 9 Lake Montcasau to Arties

On the day 9 of GR11 we made 11kms hiking down the valley from Lake Montcasau to Plan de Nera and river Valarties and finally came to the village Arties...

3 replies 7 months ago
Back on GR11 and Hot Day getting to Estany de Sant Maurici in Catalonia, Spain| Day 7 – Guingueta d’Aneu to Espot

For that 7th day of GR11 we were planning to do 15kms from Guingeta de Aneu to Espot and then finally get to Estany de Sant Maurici doing 800m uphill.

0 replies 8 months ago
Maine Fall Color - 2 Night GLT East Side

Some highlight pics from this week's two night Grafton Loop toddle.  Packed for the whole thing but only did the east side.

5 replies 8 months ago
Paying it forward...

Yep, it's that time of year again, when the temperatures are a bit cooler, and the trail crews can get out and try to get things in order for next year--or...

0 replies 9 months ago
Best-Laid Plans: LT Fail

Everything came together for this hike except me. My Seasonal Affect kicked into high gear early this year, starting in late August.

6 replies 9 months ago
Yosemite in the Fall

It was M's birthday, and I and found a campsite available in Yosemite Valley!  What are the odds?  Well, since we're retired and have some flexibility...

4 replies 9 months ago
Yosemite Benson-Matterhorn loop

  The Sawtooth Range, from Burro Pass  Hey everyone, over on the "Trailspace on the Trail" sub-forum I had posted about my recent trip in the northern...

7 replies 9 months ago
Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne in smoky September

Since all the National Forests in the Sierra were closed for fire danger, I took a chance and managed to get a permit in Yosemite proper for a quick trip...

4 replies 9 months ago
Cispus Basin in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

I had a couple of vacation days to burn so I headed out for a quick trip to Cispus Basin in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.

2 replies 10 months ago
Classic Day Hike at Paradise, Mt. Rainier NP

The Seattle area experienced a number of record setting hot days this Summer. To beat the heat we decided to head up to Mt.

2 replies 10 months ago
Three Nights on the AT in Western Maine

It had been too tropical to do much of anything for the last few weeks. Actually was off trail long enough to get fat and the legs lazy.

0 replies 10 months ago
Gibbs Lake, Yosemite east side

A trip report of our recent trip to Gibbs Lake. DAY ONE: With the smoke issues very much still up in the air (sorry!) but with the summer coming to a...

2 replies 11 months ago
Mini-Norway

The island of Senja (sen-ya), North of the Arctic Circle, is sometimes described as Norway in miniature because of its rugged, fjord-incised west coast...

10 replies 11 months ago
The Grand Tour: Yellowstone, Tetons, RMNP, and more

 just back from a three week trip to the Ruby Mountains--this is Lamoille Canyon Yellowstone,  Grant Tetons,  Rocky Mountain NP,  and Dinosaur NM.

3 replies 11 months ago
Morning in Zion sunrise to 10 am

The West Temple, it sees most of the first light at Sunrise. 7810' high, almost 4000 feet above Zion Canyon.

10 replies 11 months ago
Impossible Descent on GR11 and Breathtaking Views of Comapedrosa Natural Park - Day 5 – Crossing from Andorra to Spain

Impossible Descent on GR11 and Breathtaking Views of Comapedrosa Natural Park - Day 5 – Crossing from Andorra to Spain In this hike report we are sharing...

0 replies 11 months ago
Overnight on Coburn Mountain, ME, 23-24 July 2021

I’d love to do a 2-3 day backpacking trip, but between work and stuff I have to do at home it’s not happening anytime soon.

4 replies 11 months ago
Car Camping Gear First Impressions, and bears!

So as I am beginning this new journey of backpacking I am trying to make smart decisions on what type of gear to buy.

9 replies 12 months ago
Cohos SOBO Thru 2021

I fell in love with the Cohos four years ago when I first stepped on to the trail at the Canadian border with New Hampshire.

25 replies 12 months ago
The Heat Wave is Real and Extremely Long Day on GR11 Trail in Andorra - Day 4 – Engolasters, Encamp, Coll d’Ordino

On our day 4 of GR11 we hiked around 20kms from the Refugi Fontverd to the town Encamp in Andorra and arrived to Coll d’Ordino.

0 replies 12 months ago
Eastern Sierra Thunderstorms and more

We’re back from a memorable trip up into Buckeye Canyon on the East Side of the Sierra, just north of Bridgeport.

2 replies 1 year ago
Eldorado Peak

Eldorado peak is an 8,900' peak in the North Cascades, in Washington (the state, not DC) near Canada.

6 replies 1 year ago
Hiking To A Waterfall// Desolation Wilderness// Horsetail Falls

~It was a beautiful day up in the Sierra Nevada mountain range hiking to Horsetail Falls. Horsetail Falls is located in Twin Bridges, California at the...

0 replies 1 year ago
Epic border crossing arriving to Andorra on GR11 and the Tour of a Typical Refuge - Day 3 – Vallcivera, Refugi de l’Illa, Refugi Fontverd

On our third day of hiking GR11 in Catalonia we did around 16kms from the Cabana dels Espravers, crossed the border from Spain to Andorra and arrived...

0 replies 1 year ago
Hike To Grass Lake //Desolation Wilderness //Lake Tahoe Basin

~I took a beautiful hike to Grass Lake at the edge of Desolation Wilderness and it was awesome to be able to hike through Glen Alpine Springs.

0 replies 1 year ago
It really wasn’t much of a trip, but...

After a couple weekends of putting it off for one reason or another, I went up Boundary Bald Mountain just outside Jackman, Maine, yesterday afternoon...

15 replies 1 year ago
Kings Canyon

Just back from five days of day-hiking in Kings Canyon, most of it out of Cedar Grove. We’d never really spent a few days just to focus on this area...

0 replies 1 year ago
Sequoia NP

We took the last few days to do a little day-hiking and exploring in Sequoia National Park. We'd been there a few times before, usually in the Grant Grove...

5 replies 1 year ago
How to Wild Camp on GR11 trail in Pyrenees, Spain? - Day 1 from Guils de Cerdanya to Refugi Malniu

These hike report series is going to feature our long distance section hike of GR11 trail. We started doing it in the very end of July 2020 and were very...

0 replies 1 year ago
Tour du Canigou in Pyrenees, France – Final Thoughts and Tips

Final Day of Tour du Canigou – Our Final Thoughts and Tips |Day 5 -Pla Guillem - Refuge Marialles It was the final 5th day of the Tour du Canigou trail...

0 replies 1 year ago
The most beautiful old beech forests on Tour du Canigou in Pyrenees-Orientales, France

The most beautiful old beech forests on Tour du Canigou in Pyrenees-Orientales, France - Day 4-Refuge Saint Guillem- Ravin Comail It was our 4th day of...

0 replies 1 year ago
Scenic place to camp on Tour du Canigou trail in Pyrenees-Orientales, France - Day 3 Refuge Pinatell, Col de la Cirera, Refuge Batere

Scenic place to camp on Tour du Canigou trail in Pyrenees-Orientales, France - Day 3 Refuge Pinatell, Col de la Cirera, Refuge Batere In this trip report...

0 replies 1 year ago
Romsdalshorn (Norway)

As a slightly belated birthday present, my ski-buddies Steffen and Ben, who are also heavily into rock climbing, offered to guide me up Romsdalshorn,...

8 replies 1 year ago
Extreme climb to the Sacred Catalan Mountain Pic du Canigou (2784m) - Day 2 of Tour du Canigou

Extreme climb to the Sacred Catalan Mountain Pic du Canigou (2784m) | Day 2 of Tour du Canigou In this trip report we are sharing our second day of hiking...

2 replies 1 year ago
Three Winter Nights in the Mahoosucs - Sunday River Whitecap

This was a trip I'd pondered for a long time, but the timing was never right to take a chance on finding out if it could be done (by an old fat man).

3 replies 1 year ago
1000 Year Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou in Pyrenees, France - Day 1 of Tour du Canigou Trail

1000 Year Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou in Pyrenees-Orientales, France - Day 1 of Tour du Canigou TrailThis was the first day of our Tour du Canigou...

0 replies 1 year ago
Old Fat Man Climbs Mountain

5 replies 1 year ago
Tour de Cerdagne- Beautiful 4 Day Trail to do in Pyrenees, France

Tour de Cerdagne- Beautiful 4 Day Trail to do in Pyrenees - Odeillo Solar Furnace, Bolquere, Font-Romeu On this 4th and final day of Tour de Cerdagne...

0 replies 1 year ago
Southwest--Joshua Tree and Southern Arizona

We took off for the desert last week, in an attempt to avoid people and wait for us to move slightly farther up the COVID vaccination list (our county...

6 replies 1 year ago
Camping at the field with hot air balloons - Tour de Cerdagne Train Jaune, Bains de LLO in Pyrenees, France

Camping at the field with hot air balloons - Tour de Cerdagne Train Jaune, Bains de LLO, Centrale solaire Ello in Pyrenees, France This was our third...

0 replies 1 year ago
Walking through historical roman villages and 13th Century Church - Tour de Cerdagne Dorres to Puigcerda in Pyrenees, France

This was our second day of GR de Pays Tour de Cerdagne in Pyrenees-Orientales, France. We hiked 17kms from the old Roman village Dorres, Santa Maria de...

8 replies 1 year ago
First day hiking the beautiful trail GR de Pays Tour de Cerdagne in Pyrénées-Orientales, France

This was our first day of GR de Pays Tour de Cerdagne trail in Pyrénées-Orientales, France that we decided to do as a tribute to this beautiful region...

2 replies 1 year ago
Via Francigena in Tuscany Full Documentary – Discovering Historical and Cultural Heritage of Italy

Watch the full video here: Via Francigena is an old pilgrim and trade way that stretches from Canterbury, England, goes through all the France, crosses...

0 replies 2 years ago
12 incredible mountain lakes of Pyrenees in one day - Bouillouses natural site, France

Discover 12 incredible mountain lakes of Pyrenees in one day - Day 2 of Carlit Lakes Hike in Bouillouses natural site, France In this trip report we are...

0 replies 2 years ago
Carlit Lakes Hike in Bouillouses natural site, Pyrenees, France

In this trip report we are going to share Day 1 of our hike around the lakes of the Carlit mountain range in Bouillouses natural site, Eastern Pyrenees,...

0 replies 2 years ago
First time hiking with trekking poles -Perfect One-day Hike to Cambre d’Aze Peak in Pyrenees, France

On this one-day hike we conquered the mountain peak Cambre d'Aze (2711m) which is located in Eastern Pyrenees, France.

0 replies 2 years ago
Death Valley revisited

We're just back from a few days exploring Death Valley.Day One: It's a long way down. We left home at 8 a.m.

6 replies 2 years ago
All you need to know about Travelling and Backpacking in Italy - Food, People, Camping, Hitchhiking..

  Watch the full video here:  In today's video we want to share with you all the tips, peculiarities and interesting things that we've learned about...

1 replies 2 years ago
Going Higher Art Loeb Trl

  at the top    1st time at 6000    side trail after leaving Tennet Mountain    slow down Jeff I’m too old to go that fast:)   Shane trying...

1 replies 2 years ago
Tips, advice and our experience with Via Francigena - Things important to know

Tips, advice and our experience with Via Francigena - Things important to know Watch the full video here:  In this video we are going to share with you...

0 replies 2 years ago
Elevation for the first time in 15 months!

Yep, I have not hiked a mountain or even a large hill since July 2019. For most of this year I’ve been dealing with knee problems, and every time I...

9 replies 2 years ago
PA Loyalsock State Forest - 2020 September Fall Foliage

  Group Photo at Alpine Vista on the Loyalsock Trail in Pennsylvania.     Alpine Vista - Left View     Alpine Vista - Center View     Alpine Vista...

4 replies 2 years ago
Town standing on Volcano - Final Day of Via Francigena to Radicofani, Italy

Town standing on Volcano - Final Day 14 of Via Francigena from Castiglioni d’Orcia to Radicofani It was the final day 14 of our Via Francigena trail...

0 replies 2 years ago
Life on top

Bob Stratton Bald Mountain in North Carolina Always heard it was lonely on top, however that isn’t so.

4 replies 2 years ago
2020 Baxter State Park Trips

I managed to get up to BSP three times this year and each trip was a different sort of adventure. In July we reserved 4 nights, but only stayed for two.

7 replies 2 years ago
Baxter State Park, ME October 6-12, 2020

 We had a rather windy trip to Baxter State Park, here are a few images of a very special place for many.   We lucked out with lean-to reservations...

5 replies 2 years ago
No posts in a long while from me

In the spring this year I bikedcup to Flagstaff from Tucson AZ and then kinda got stuck in Flag when Covid started.  I was camping out for a few weeks...

2 replies 2 years ago
Discovering the land of old Roman Thermal Baths in Bagno Vignoni - Day 13 of Via Francigena to Castiglioni d’Orcia

It was the day 13 of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 15 kms from San Quirico d'Orcia to the town Castiglione d’Orcia.

1 replies 2 years ago
Walking through the land of endless vineyards in Tuscany - Day 12 of Via Francigena from Buonconvento to San Quirico d'Orcia

It was the 12th day of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 13 kms from the town Buonconvento to San Quirico d'Orcia.

0 replies 2 years ago
Sleeping with the roe deer in the fields of Tuscany - Via Francigena from Siena,Italy

It was the 11th day of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 17 kms from the city Siena to the town Buonconvento.

0 replies 2 years ago
Goat Rocks Wilderness Loop

With our daughter getting ready to go off to college we decided to get in one last trip. We picked a famous loop within the Goat Rocks Wilderness that...

10 replies 2 years ago
Ansel Adams up in smoke

We had both spent the previous three previous years recovering from various ailments--me from arthritis in my knee, and M from tendonitis in her left...

6 replies 2 years ago
Lake Valhalla

I didn’t get to go on this trip, but I was excited because it was my daughter’s first self-led trip.

5 replies 2 years ago
How bad is it?

How bad is it? At 8 a.m. in Napa this morning, I tried to take a photo of our backyard. On the one hand, it looked as if it were snowing...as ash fell...

0 replies 2 years ago
Safe trail ends. Dangerous part starts. | Day 10 of Via Francigena from Monteriggioni to Siena

It was the 10th day of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 17 kms from the town Monteriggioni to the city Siena.

0 replies 2 years ago
New Trail Buddy

Harley is a 9-month-old German Shepherd-border collie mix, the same blend as our dear departed Ralph, who trotted off this mortal coil over 3 years ago.

19 replies 2 years ago
Discovery of Million Year old Shells in the fields of Tuscany, Italy - Day 9 of Via Francigena to Monteriggioni

It was the 9th day of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 20 kms from the village Quartaia to Monteriggioni.

3 replies 2 years ago
Walking through the century old oak forest - Day 8 of Via Francigena from San Gimignano to Quartaia

It was the 8th day of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 17 kms from the town San Gimignano to Quartaia.Watch the full video here: We met another...

2 replies 2 years ago
Undiscovered Sierra Canyon...

I took the occasion of my birthday to take a trip with a friend down from Hermit Valley into the Canyon of the Mokelumne--one of the wildest and most...

4 replies 2 years ago
Glacier Peak finishes the list!!

Ever since I started climbing six years ago I've had the goal of summiting all of the volcanoes in Washington; Mount Baker, Rainier, Saint Helens, Adams...

10 replies 2 years ago
Discovering the most beautiful medieval town of Italy – San Gimignano - Day 7 of Via Francigena

It was the 7th day of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 15 kms from Gambassi Terme to the town San Gimignano.

1 replies 2 years ago
Fall in love with authentic landscapes of Tuscany - Day 6 of Via Francigena from Calenzano to Gambassi Terme

It was the 6th day of Via Francigena trail when we hiked around 20 kms from Calenzano to the town Gambassi Terme.

3 replies 2 years ago
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