Posts filtered by tags: Hiking[x]


Ice Walks in Alberta – Three Unforgettable Experiences

There are three ice walks in Alberta – and they all provide unforgettable experiences. Enjoy a high fun factor as you slip slide along frozen rivers, stopping to admire icy waterfalls or beautiful ice formations. On one of the ice walks in Alberta you can slither into a cave and stand behind a curtain of frozen water. On another, you can enjoy the view down into a multi-hued canyon while standing on a cantilevered catwalk while on, yet another ice walk you can if you know where to look, find pic...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Hiking, Jasper, Alberta, Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Johnston Canyon, Kananaskis, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, Lower Falls, Upper Falls, Grotto Canyon, Grotto Canyon Ice Walk

Hiking, Biking, and Walking Across Italy: How to Explore the Cammini d’Italia

“Italy has embraced the Via Francigena as none of the other three nations have,” writes Timothy Egan in his New York Times bestseller A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith. As he walks the storied route that traverses England, France, and Italy, Egan explains what makes walking the Italian section of the Via Francigena so appealing: This country never threw off its Catholicism; monarchs with their own religious agendas were scarce, and Protestants still are. The...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, History, Rome, Nature, Ecotourism, New York Times, Italy, Canterbury, Walking Tours, England France, Timothy Egan, Sports & Leisure, Francigena, Parks and Nature, Biking Tours

Rawson Lake, Alberta – A Year-Round Hiking Destination

The Rawson Lake hike in Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is one of a few that you can do year-round, no matter what the weather throws at you. You can knock it off in half a day – whether you hike it in summer or snowshoe it in winter. It’s family-friendly if your kids are regular hikers and are 8 years of age or older. If you want to do a full day of hiking, outside of winter, you can add in the hike-scramble to Sarrail Ridge or the full loop hike around Upper Kananaskis Lake. I hav...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Patagonia, Alberta, Douglas, Kananaskis, Snowshoeing, Kananaskis Country, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Highwood Pass, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Upper Lake Trailhead, Upper Kananaskis Lakes, Rawson Lake, Kananaskis Lakes Trail, Kananaskis Country The King Creek Ridge Hike

My Favorite Watches To Take Hiking! Seiko, Breitling, Casio, and Linde Werdelin

Welcome to the new year… 2021. Doesn’t it sound good and roll off of the tongue nicely? It certainly sounds better than the sorry excuse for a year that was 2020, right? I hope you all had a lovely break over the Christmas and New Year period. I know I did! I got a chance […] Visit My Favorite Watches To Take Hiking! Seiko, Breitling, Casio, and Linde Werdelin to read the full article.
Tags: Outdoors, Adventure, Hiking, Watches, Explore, Watch Talk, Linde Werdelin, Tool Watch, Tool Watches, Seiko Breitling Casio

12 Great Alberta Hikes You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Looking for some new Alberta hikes that not everyone knows about? Over the years, I have explored some of the less well-known areas of the province and discovered numerous hikes that aren’t very popular – yet. On some, I’ve barely seen a soul and on others there’s been moderate traffic. While a couple of these Alberta hikes aren’t as drop-dead gorgeous as the popular ones you’ll find in the Lake Louise area or even Kananaskis Country, they’re still worthy of your time. Several of these Alberta...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Canada, Dyson, ANN, Alberta, Calgary, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Collett, Kananaskis, North Saskatchewan River, Yellowhead Highway, Red Deer

The best fire starters

The ability to make fire is the oldest and most important technological innovation - and one that's vitally important if you spend a lot of time outdoors.A reliable fire starter makes it much easier to start a flame no matter if you're in your backyard, deep in the backcountry, or anywhere else. Our top pick, the Überleben Zünden Bushcraft Ferro Rod Fire Starter, is designed to provide more than 12,000 spark-making strikes for reliable fire making every time you use it. Fires can be deadly, so m...
Tags: Reviews, Zippo, Camping, Hiking, Fire, Trends, Best, Features, Buying Guide, Outdoor Gear, Flint, Murphy, UST, Smokey Bear, Steven John, Ferro

The Goat Lake Hike in Waterton Lakes National Park

The Goat Lake hike in Waterton Lakes National Park reopened in the summer 2020. It had been closed for several years due to the 2017 Kenow fire that devastated some of the infrastructure in the park, including part of the Red Rock Parkway – the pretty access road to the trailhead. The trail to Goat Lake was closed many times again in 2020, but that was on account of bear activity. Two days before my visit, it had been off limits so it wasn’t until the day before I did it, that I knew it woul...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Alberta, Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park, Waterton, Crypt Lake, Carthew Alderson Trail, Red Rock Parkway, Goat Lake, Avion Ridge, Goat Lake hike, Red Rock Parkway Description of the Goat Lake, Goat Lake This map, Avion Ridge Too, Goat Lake The Avion Ridge

10 of the Best Yoho National Park Hikes

Yoho National Park in British Columbia isn’t very big compared to its next-door neighbour – Banff National Park. But the park is one I’d highly recommend visiting if you’re doing any kind of cross-Canada road trip or even the popular Vancouver to Calgary drive because what it lacks in size, it makes up for in mountain splendour! It’s also accessible as a day trip from Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise and Golden. Yoho National Park is one of four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks known for their inc...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Unesco, Canada, Vancouver, John, Reserve, British Columbia, Calgary, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Field, Abbott, Alpine Club, Stanley Mitchell Hut, Yoho National Park

Plan a Hike to Get Some Fresh Air and Tune Out Holiday Stress

Whether you’re spending the holidays on your own, or (still) cooped up with the same people you’ve been quarantining with for months, you could probably use a break from your usual routine. Even if you’re not celebrating, you may still have a day (or at least part of a day) off to regroup. One way to do that is by…Read more...
Tags: Holidays, Hiking, Stress, Lifehacks

Tonquin Valley Hiking Guide – What You Need to Know

For a take-your-breath-away beautiful multi-day hiking trip in the Canadian Rockies, you must put the Tonquin Valley trail in Jasper National Park on your hiking wish list. You’ve probably seen postcards with the famous Ramparts in touristy shops in Banff or Jasper. They’re a mountain range with 10 named summits like Drawbridge, Bastion, Dungeon and Turret Peak – towering over beautiful Amethyst Lakes and the main reason you want to do this hike. But there are others – like the chance to see...
Tags: Travel, Sweden, Hiking, US, Itinerary, Canada, Jasper, Norway, John, Alberta, Lofoten Islands, Banff, Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park

The Elk Lakes – Petain Basin Hike in British Columbia

For a magnificent but long day hike or an outstanding 3 – 4-day backpacking trip that offers waterfalls, gorgeous mountain lakes, wildflowers, glaciers, and the enchanting Petain Basin, visit Elk Lakes Provincial Park in British Columbia. Specifically do the hike to Lower and Upper Elk Lake and the Petain Waterfall. If you’ve got the time and the stamina continue up the very steep trail to explore the spectacular Petain Basin after the snow has melted in late July. It’s possible to wild camp up ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, John, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Elk River, Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Matt, Fox Lake, Sparwood, Peter Lougheed, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta British Columbia, Fox Creek, Frozen Lake

The Best Backpacks to Take for Day Hikes and Trips

Many favor the use of backpacks—from pre-schoolers down to professionals, backpacks remain a top choice since it allows hands-free carrying. Backpacks though are not one and the same—some have features that are enough for ordinary work and school activities while some are expressly designed to cater to the needs of backpackers. If you are the type who’s into day hikes and trips, you can store your travel essentials using any of our top day backpack picks. Check out our handy guide for some of th...
Tags: Hiking, Aviation, SBS, Travel Bag, Day Backpacks, Short Travels

21 of the Best Hikes in BC to Add to Your Bucket List

British Columbia is a dream destination for hikers and backpackers. The geography of the province is diverse with landscapes that include rocky coastlines, ancient forests, lakes, sandy beaches, mountains and even an inland desert. Deciding what part of the province you want to focus on is important – not just from the perspective of what landscape you like to hike in but because distances are huge. Did you know that British Columbia is the size of France and Germany combined? Choose a hike d...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Hiking, Canada, Vancouver, Pacific Ocean, British Columbia, Alberta, Nelson, Lake Louise, Black Tusk, Field, Don, Yoho National Park, Fernie

The best backpacking stoves

Eating well on a backpacking trip is often an oxymoron — since the intent is to travel light, bringing food that's fast and easy to prepare is highly preferred. But with the right backpacking stove, you're able to improve the quality of those trail meals without dramatically increasing how much you stow in your backpack. The best backpacking stoves should all have these three features in common: They're portable, reliable in inclement weather, and are fuel-efficient enough to avoid the need for ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Energy, Camping, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, Outdoor Cooking, REI Co, Kraig Becker, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides

Two Standout Hikes in Merritt, British Columbia

This post from writer Sylvia Dekker takes you on a couple of hikes near Merritt British Columbia – a community you might have stopped in for gas or coffee while driving the Coquihalla Highway between Vancouver and Kamloops or on the way to the Okanagan via Kelowna. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t know about the great hiking and backpacking opportunities in the region. Now you will! The area surrounding the Merritt, British Columbia area is a wilderness of roads, rolling hills, peaks and...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Backpacking, Vancouver, British Columbia, Columbia, Chilliwack, Merritt, Kelowna, Sylvia, Kamloops, Okanagan, Stanley Glacier, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Merritt British Columbia, Sylvia Dekker

The Headwall Lakes Hike in Kananaskis Country

The Headwall Lakes hike in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is a wonderful choice if you want a wilder, slightly more challenging hike than nearby Chester Lake. While the trailhead shares the same parking lot as the Chester Lake hike, the two hikes feel completely different. On the Headwall Lakes hike you won’t see many people, perhaps 10% of what you’d see on a typical day on the Chester Lake hike. The trail to Headwall Lakes – while obvious, is still more difficult than it is to Chester Lake. ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Alberta, Chester, Don, Trans Canada Highway, Kananaskis, James Walker, Canmore Nordic Centre, Kananaskis Country, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Sawmill Creek, Burstall Pass, Chester Lake, Fortress Mountain, Kananaskis Lakes Trail

The best women's hiking pants

It may be enticing to throw on any old pair of jeans before going for a hike but a proper pair of hiking pants makes a world of difference — and can easily make or break your time on-trail.The best hiking pants feature a combination of stretch fabric and a gusseted crotch for a full range of motion, and repel everything from sun and dirt to water and sweat. Our top pick, the Columbia Sportswear Saturday Trail Convertible Pant, is a durable hiking pant that also features zip-off legs making them ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Hiking, Trends, Columbia Sportswear, prAna, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, North Face, Eddie Bauer, Briann, Amazon Tough, Amazon Made, Women's Style

The best hiking backpacks

A good hiking pack is an important piece of gear for day hikes, overnight camping trips, or treks into the backcountry.The best hiking backpacks should have these features in common: They allow you to haul all the hiking gear you need, are designed to be durable enough for several seasons, and they remain comfortable to wear no matter how many miles you're on the trail.Our top pick, the Osprey Atmos/Aura AG 65, is a feature-heavy pack that's versatile for a variety of wearers, spacious enough fo...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Hiking, Trends, Features, Backpack, Buying Guide, Travel Guides, Rei, Atmos, Gregory, Citro, AG, Appalachian Trail, Osprey

The Burgess Shale Hike in Yoho National Park

The Burgess Shale hike in Yoho National Park has been on my radar for years. Most of the appeal – before I actually did it, was the fact that the Walcott Quarry where the Burgess Shale fossils are located, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I love checking out UNESCO sites. However, despite the fact that I have a degree in geology, I confess that I am not overly interested in fossils, mildly interested would be a better description. My husband John, is a whole other matter. He is a geologis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, China, Hiking, Earth, Unesco, Canada, John, Nevada, British Columbia, Columbia, Unesco Sites, Parks Canada, Field, Yoho National Park, Gemma

The best hiking socks

Hiking socks are a critical part of your outdoor kit and should be chosen with the same level of care while shopping as you would with base layers, rain shells, or hiking boots. The best hiking socks offer enough support and comfort for long days on the trail, keep you warm when temperatures drop, and are built for durability.Our top pick, Darn Tough's Merino Wool Hiker Boot Socks, are extremely comfortable, offer a snug yet flexible fit, and are tough enough to last for hundreds of miles of hik...
Tags: Reviews, Hiking, Trends, Spain, Features, Buying Guide, Socks, Don, Fox River, Smartwool, Primaloft, Outdoor Apparel, Bombas, Swiftwick, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020

The Larch Valley Hike – Sentinel Pass Hike in Fall

It’s larch season in Alberta. What that means is seemingly sane people do insane things. Take myself for example. Yesterday, I rose at 3:15 AM and was in the car driving towards Lake Louise by 3:30 AM. I had been closely monitoring the weather forecasts across three stations and was keen on picking a clear day in the mountains. Even though the forecast wasn’t ideal, the weather looked to be worsening over the week so I went. (It turned out to be a way better day than forecast!) My goal was to do...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Paradise Valley, Valley, Moraine Lake, Paradise Creek, Pinnacle Mountain, Mount Temple, Arethusa Cirque Hike

The best trekking poles

A quality set of trekking poles improves everything from day hikes and backpacking trips to short walks through a local forest or park. Not only do they provide stability on uneven or difficult terrain but trekking poles also level out whatever load you're carrying and help reduce back strain. Our top pick, the MSR Dynalock Explore, is a great all-around trekking pole that's strong, durable, and easy to quickly adjust, even while on the trail. Wherever you walk, hike, or trek, a sturdy pole or s...
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, New York, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, Trekking, Don, Allen, Cascade Mountain Tech, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides, Outdoors (Reviews

A Hiking Road Trip in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta

The Canadian Badlands cover a large swath of south central Alberta, equivalent to an area slightly larger than Hungary. From northeast of Red Deer south to the United States border and east to Saskatchewan, you’ll find Canada’s finest badland scenery. But that’s not all. The Canadian Badlands are home to one of the greatest collections of dinosaur bones in the world, loads of super-cool geologic formations including hoodoos along with 35 provincial parks and natural areas. The badlands scenery i...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Hungary, Canada, United States, Alberta, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Rocky Mountains, Unesco World Heritage, Brooks, Labrador, Lethbridge, Bow River, Horseshoe Canyon, Torngat Mountains

How to Poop in Nature

We’ve all been there. Inevitably, as soon as you’re too far away from a rest area, port-o-potty, or public restroom—provided they’re even open in the first place—you have to go. And when you gotta go, you gotta go.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Poop, Emergency, Lifehacks, Survival

The best headlamps

With the right headlamp, you can safely hike at night, find your way around a nighttime campsite, take your dog for a walk at dusk, or work on that prized '69 Mustang hands-free.When shopping for a headlamp, you'll want a durable option that offers a comfortable fit, variable brightness settings, and enough battery life to avoid going dim after a few hours of use. Our top pick, the BioLite Headlamp 330, is a balanced and comfortable headlamp featuring a sweat-wicking headband and a light enough ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, AAA, Steven John, Owen Burke, Ledlenser, Camping Essentials, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020

A Trail that Connects the AT to the PCT & 6,000 Black Bears in TN

A trail that connects the AT to the PCT? Here’s what you need to know. Thinking of tackling the Appalachian Trail (AT) or the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)? What about hiking them both at once? The American Perimeter Trail, an idea cooked up by “devoted” hiker Rue McKenrick, will allow you to do just that. […] The post A Trail that Connects the AT to the PCT & 6,000 Black Bears in TN appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Pacific Crest Trail, Newswire, Rue McKenrick

The best men's hiking boots

Lacing up the right pair of hiking boots goes a long way toward making sure hikes are comfortable, no matter if you're out on a multi-day backpacking trip or just hitting the trail for few hours at a time.The best hiking boots offer a long-lasting, comfortable fit, provide stability across diverse terrain, and are able to be quickly broken in. Our top pick, the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots, gives you the support, water-resistance, and comfort you need to conquer any trail or mountain.Choosing t...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Oregon, Hiking, Trends, Columbia Sportswear, Features, Colombia, United States, Buying Guide, Columbia, Gtx, Merrell, Grand Teton, Gore Tex

Hiking: Plan Your Trip Well in the Pandemic Time

Planning your next hiking trip. It might be a little different in the era of COVID, so bring sanitizer, mask and make a good plan for a successful hike.
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Destinations

Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Tags: Travel, Montana, Hiking, West, United States, Destinations, National Park adventures, Hidden Lake Overlook, Small Group Tours, Hiking for Boomers

Sunset Pass & Sunset Lookout Hike – Icefields Parkway

I discovered the Sunset Pass and Sunset Lookout hike accessed from the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park completely by chance. I was researching campgrounds to stay in that are a short hike in from the trailhead. Without looking into the details too much, the Norman Lake Campground on the way to Sunshine Pass seemed like a good choice as it is approximately 4 km from the parking lot. But to get there you have an elevation gain of approximately 530 metres. The Norman Lake Campground is a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Egypt, John, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Parks Canada, Wilson, Banff Lake Louise, Don, Coleman, Cross