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The Glacier Lake Hike in Banff National Park

If you’re looking for an early season backpacking trip in Banff National Park, you’d do well to choose the hike to Glacier Lake. On a scale of difficulty, it’s an easy, mellow one and a great choice for families. The hike is 9 kilometres one way with just 238 metres of elevation gain.  In early summer, when so many other trails are buried under a metre or two of snow, it’s a real treat to be out stretching your legs and getting in shape for harder hikes. Don’t feel like you’re settling for thi...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Don, Glacier National Park, Sullivan, David Thompson, North Saskatchewan River, Baker Lake, Glacier Lake, Saskatchewan River Crossing, Glacier Lake Hike, Southeast Lyell Glacier

Ditching the City Trip for a Camping Excursion This Year? Survive an Outdoor Trip in Style with These 11 Creative Camping Accessories

Ditching the City Trip for a Camping Excursion This Year? Survive an Outdoor Trip in Style with These 11 Creative Camping Accessories Your vacation plans might be getting an overhaul this year. Sadly, the cosmopolitan trip involving city sightseeing and meals in chic restaurants could put your health at risk. But you don’t need to ditch your getaway plans entirely: You could always go camping. Admittedly, I’m not a person who loves camping. Outdoor exercise, yes. I’ll kayak, hike, mountain bike,...
Tags: Fashion, Hiking, Sunscreen, Fashion Advice, Fanny Pack, Eyelash, Camping Accessories, Adventure Trips, Accessories For Camping

How to Read a Trail Map

Going on walks and hikes in uncrowded parks is one of the few activities that we can still do without having to worry too much about spreading COVID-19 (assuming that you’re either by yourself, with the people you’ve been quarantining with, or with other people while physical distancing). If you’re new to hiking,…Read more...
Tags: Maps, Hiking, Lifehacks, Parks, COVID

The Hike to Three Isle Lake Hike in Kananaskis Country

If you’re looking for a long day hike or a backpacking trip in the mountains, within a few hours drive of Calgary, check out Three Isle Lake in Kananaskis Country. It’s a great choice as it also offers several options to continue beyond the lake – including the difficult but reportedly fabulous Northover Traverse along with the easy hike to South Kananaskis Pass and Beatty Lake. Fortunately the hike up to the lake is worthwhile in itself. And Three Isle Lake is also a pretty destination in its o...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Don, Trans Canada, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Smith Dorrien Trail, Alberta Parks, Kananaskis Country Click, Kananaskis Lakes Trail, Kananaskis Trail Hikes, South End of Lawson hike

The South End of Lawson Hike in Kananaskis Country

I first learned about the South End of Lawson hike via Instagram. Someone had hiked it under cover of snow and their photo caught my eye. The hike sounded intriguing – and the views from the first photo I saw were outstanding. After a bit of research, John and I decided we’d do the hike one June day on the way up to a two night stay at Mount Engadine Lodge as the trailhead is only about a 30 minute drive from the lodge. The South End of Lawson hike definitely needs to get added to your must-do...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, John, Alberta, Rockies, Peninsula, Lawson, South End, Trans Canada Highway, Evan Thomas, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Mount Engadine Lodge, Rockies Trail, Kananaskis Trail

How to hike a mountain off-trail

There are 1,000,809 mountains in the world, according to mountain tracking app PeakVisor. Some are massive, topping 25,000 feet, while others are small and seemingly approachable — and the vast majority of them, even the smaller mountains, don’t have a trail to the top. For the adventurous, that only adds to their appeal and the desire to reach their summit. Hiking off-trail to a mountain peak is an exciting excursion, but without proper planning and execution it can be downright dangerous. N...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Reagan, All, Matador Network, Jackson Hole WY, Brenton Reagan, Exum Guides, Lesia Povkh Shutterstock

12 Kananaskis Trail Hikes in Alberta With a View

If you live in the Calgary – Banff corridor chances are pretty good that you already know how fantastic the hiking is along the Kananaskis Trail (Highway 40). But out of town visitors largely have no idea that the hiking here is on par with much that is available in nearby Banff National Park. Most of the hikes on the Kananaskis Trail don’t see anywhere near the number of people you see in the national park. And nor is there a need for a park pass. Described are 12 Kananaskis Trail hikes with ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Switzerland, John, Alberta, Calgary, Allan, Rocky Mountain, Elbow Lake, Trans Canada Highway, Highwood, Kananaskis, Guinn, Kananaskis Country, Highwood Pass, Ptarmigan Cirque

Italy announces hiking route

Outdoor enthusiasts visiting Italy have a new term to learn before arriving in the country: Sentiero dei Parchi. The name says it all — the “Trail of the Parks” will connect all of Italy’s national parks in one long trail by expanding the current Sentiero Italia, or “Italy Trail.” The project, the result of a collaboration between the Italian Ministry for Environment and the Italian Alpine Club, will connect all 25 of the country’s national parks in a north-south trekking route that spans mou...
Tags: Travel, England, Hiking, Unesco, Santiago, Italy, Trails, Parks, Sicily, Sardinia, All, Hiking Trails, Alpine Club, Sergio Costa, Ministry for Environment, Vincenzo Torti

A VA brewery will pay you $20K and give you free beer to hike the Appalachian Trail

View from the boulder-covered summit of Blackrock in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Photo from Getty Images Do you love hiking and beer? Then oh boy do we have a job for you. Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Lexington, VA is sponsoring one lucky person to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2021. This spring, the company […] The post A VA brewery will pay you $20K and give you free beer to hike the Appalachian Trail appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Va, Blackrock, Appalachian Trail, Lexington Va, Newswire, Shenandoah National Park Virginia, Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Appalachian Trail reopening

Sections of the Appalachian Trail started closing in mid-March, and after two and a half long months, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced the trail’s gradual reopening. The ATC collaborated with trail management partners and experts in outdoor recreation and medicine to create a set of guidelines for day and overnight hikers. Thru-hikers, who complete the hike in a months-long trek, are still being told to stay away. Sandra Marra, ATC president and chief executive, told The Wash...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, The Washington Post, Trails, All, ATC, Appalachian Trail, Marra, Appalachian Trail Conservancy ATC, Sandra Marra

How to Safely Go Outside 

Photo by Ellen Kanzinger As states begin to lift restrictions and parks are reopening, we encourage folks getting outside to continue practicing social distancing guidelines and to use common sense as COVID-19 continues to affect communities around the region and the world. Pay Attention—The situation is changing daily as state and local officials make adjustments […] The post How to Safely Go Outside  appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Updates, Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Go Outside, Ellen Kanzinger

Former Connecticut home of director Barry Levinson lists for $19M

The 38-acre property in rural Connecticut was home to the "Rain Man" director for about 17 years.
Tags: Lifestyle, Listings, Boathouse, Connecticut, Dustin Hoffman, Farmhouse, Hiking, Horses, Multimillion Dollar Listing, New York City, Recording Studio, Sotheby's International Realty, Tennis Court

Splendid Isolation

Photo courtesy of Dan DeWitt One stirring view of distant mountain ridges couldn’t ease my persistent case of the Covid-19 blues. Neither could one frosty night snug in a tent or one hard, cathartic climb. It took time, the accumulation of sensations, and it wasn’t until I’d reached my second campsite, filling water bottles and […] The post Splendid Isolation appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Dan Dewitt, Go Outside

7 Bragg Creek Hikes along Highway 66 in Alberta

If you live in Bragg Creek you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to hiking. Fortunately for those of us who live in Calgary, all of the trailheads for the Bragg Creek hikes described below are less than an hour’s drive away. All the trailheads are accessed off of Highway 66, with the Fullerton Loop and Sugar Mama hikes the first ones you reach, only 15 kilometres southwest of Bragg Creek. These seven Bragg Creek hikes are lovely – offering a mix of ridge walks and mountains. But for many...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Banff National Park, Sugar Daddy, Don, Trans Canada, Bobcat, Paddy, Trans Canada Highway, Kananaskis, Bill Allen, Bragg Creek, Moose Mountain

10 Breathtaking Lake Louise Hikes, Banff National Park

Lake Louise hikes are some of the best you’ll find in Banff National Park – and even Canada. Superlative mountain and alpine lake scenery is the reward for your efforts. The downside to most but not all of the Lake Louise hikes are the sheer number of people on the popular trails – especially Lake Agnes and the Plain of Six Glaciers.  If you can do it, book accommodation somewhere close to Lake Louise so you can spend more time hiking than driving. Then over three or four days knock off any nu...
Tags: Travel, Mirror Lake, Hiking, Time, Saddleback, John, Alberta, Start, Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Paradise Valley, Don, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Deer Lodge

LEKI Unveils UNGROUNDED: A Digital Series Featuring Trailblazing Women in the Outdoors

Where the journey to dreams is revealed through uncommon drive  LEKI is proud to announce the launch of their new digital series UNGROUNDED, created and directed by Ben Clark, starring four LEKI-sponsored women athletes all with unique paths to the outdoors. Ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich, ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin, ultra-runner Meredith Edwards and outdoor explorer Sunny Stroeer […] The post LEKI Unveils UNGROUNDED: A Digital Series Featuring Trailblazing Women in the Outdoors appeared first ...
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Gear, Mikaela Shiffrin, Go Outside, Ben Clark, LEKI, Caroline Gleich, Meredith Edwards

How to stay calm in the backcountry

Whether you’re exploring a local mountain range or venturing into unknown terrain, a successful outdoors excursion takes preparedness, both mental and physical. By adding a “mental prep” checklist to your prep list for your next adventure, you ensure that you’re approaching the high country as ready as you can be for what the mountains have in store. “The coolest thing about the outdoors is that it offers a lot of adversity, in a healthy way,” says Lance Sullins, owner and lead guide of Peak...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Climbing, Backpacking, All, Backcountry, Ouray Colorado, Arno Ilgner, Sullins, Olga Danylenko Shutterstock, Backcountry Guide, Backcountry Hiking, Lance Sullins, Dzmitrock Shutterstock Sullins

9 Canmore Hikes That Offer Great Views

The town of Canmore is both the gateway to Banff National Park and an access point to Kananaskis Country. As a result there is an unbelievable amount of truly exceptional hiking within an hour’s drive. I’ve tried to showcase Canmore hikes that offer views within a short distance of the town, with most about a 15 -20 minute drive away. The hike to the Sparrowhawk Tarns is the exception. Many of these Canmore hikes can be done beginning early in spring – save for the Year of the Virus. Ha Ling i...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Banff National Park, Don, Alpine Club, Canmore, MacDonald, Trans Canada, Bow River, Kananaskis, Grassi, Canmore Nordic Centre, Grassi Lakes

Southern Californians who fail to heed coronavirus warnings run into new restrictions – especially at the beach

The weekend brought an onslaught of cooped-up, stressed-out folks to Southern California beaches, parks and trails. But Sunday, the public found yellow caution tape draped off a popular basketball court in Laguna Beach; piers in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach blocked to visitors; volleyball courts stripped of their nets on the sand across Los Angeles County. Some coastal towns were particularly hard hit with an unexpected number of beachgoers over the weekend, raising outrage that not everyon...
Tags: Health, News, California, Cdc, La, Hiking, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harvey Weinstein, Venice, Peter Blake, Local News, Eric Garcetti

How to find wilderness areas

In outdoor travel , the word “isolation” is put on a pedestal. “Get away from the crowds,” advertisements say, “and find yourself truly isolated from the chaos of the world.” But then the coronavirus happened, forcing even the hardiest of vagabonds to forget upcoming trips and seclude themselves inside, turning the term into a begrudgingly necessary requirement rather than a goal. We’re advised not to board planes, congregate with groups of friends, or even enter public spaces unless it’s abs...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Trails, Parks, Green Spaces, All, MTB Project, Dudarev Mikhail Shutterstock

All you need is the Cook Islands

A vacation to the Cook Islands is guaranteed to be heavy on “pinch me” moments. Made up of 15 tiny islands and atolls dotting the South Pacific waters some 2,000 miles northeast of New Zealand, the Cooks has managed to escape crowds, chains, and skyscrapers, causing many to say it feels like Hawaii — 70 years ago. Yes, these islands showcase the kind of beauty that’s absolutely surreal. Yes, with a weekly nonstop flight from LAX you can fall asleep at 30,000 feet and wake up in paradise. Yes,...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Hiking, US, Snapchat, Things To Do, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific, States, Tours, Cook Islands, Air New Zealand, All, Aitutaki, Maori

The Goods: Cold-Weather Hiking

Winter Trail Don’t let the cold weather keep you off the trails. The following gear makes hiking in the winter months more comfortable and keeps it just a tad classy. Garmont Integra This burly waterproof hiker can handle the worst cold, muddy slop you want to stomp through thanks to 200 grams of Primaloft insulation… The post The Goods: Cold-Weather Hiking appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Gear, Snowsports, Primaloft, January - February 2020

Five people rescued during dangerous Alaskan hike back from "Into the Wild" bus

Every year, adventurous (and oft-unprepared) hikers who are fans of Jon Krakauer's book "Into the Wild" (1996) or the move based upon it attempt the treacherous 20 mile trek on Alaska's Stampede Trail to the abandoned bus where Chris McCandless found refuge (until his death) in 1992. And frequently, hikers making the pilgrimage have to be rescued. Two people have died during their trips to see the bus. Just a few days ago, an emergency crew had to rescue five Italian hikers who were returning ...
Tags: Post, News, Hiking, Alaska, Adventures, Jon Krakauer, Outdoor Adventures, CC BY SA, Clay Walker, Chris McCandless, Into The Wild, DeSpain, Hikers, Stampede Trail, Healy Rescuers, Denali Borough

Hiker Left Stranded After Injury On Trail Near Auburn Rescued By Firefighters

AUBURN (CBS13) – Firefighters from Auburn helped rescue an injured hiker near the Dam Overlook of the American River Canyon. Auburn City Firefighters say unit from their Maidu Station 3 responded to the scene on Monday morning to help extract a hiker. Exactly what happened to the hiker is unclear, but they sustained moderate injuries on the trail that left them stranded. With the help of the Cal Fire NEU, firefighters trekked in and wheeled the hiker out to a waiting ambulance. Auburn Firefighte...
Tags: News, Hiking, Local, Auburn, Auburn News, American River Canyon Auburn City Firefighters, Auburn Firefighters, Maidu Station

New Machu Picchu hiking routes 2020

Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail closed early this year due to a landslide earlier this month, but you can bet that when it reopens, it will be flooded with tourists from around the world. To minimize the damage done by crowds of hikers along popular hiking routes, and to diversify tourism opportunities in the region, Peru is planning to open new routes to Machu Picchu this year. A budget of $1.2 million has been set aside for projects around the ancient citadel in 2020. Much of the budget will go ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Peru, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, All, New Machu Picchu, Amazon Access Route, San Miguel Inkarakay Mandor, Puente Ruinas, Choquellusca, San Antonio de Torontoy

Walking The Three Capes Track in Tasmania

The Three Capes Track is a truly special place and walking trail of Tasmania, nothing really you would expect. In fact, it took over 5 years to bring it to life, and the result is pretty astonishing. I had the pleasure to walk this track recently and I'm happy to share my experience with you. […] The post Walking The Three Capes Track in Tasmania appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Tasmania, Australia Destinations, Rocky Travel

Registration Opens for Pisgah Hiking Challenge

The community is invited to test themselves this spring in the Pisgah Challenge, a series of six free guided hikes of increasing difficulty in Pisgah National Forest.  “The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA) is launching the Pisgah Challenge to inspire our community, especially inexperienced hikers, to get outside, get fit and enjoy the… The post Registration Opens for Pisgah Hiking Challenge appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah, Pisgah Hiking Challenge, Pisgah Challenge

Damascus Appalachian Trail Center Set to Break Ground

Photo from Friends of Southwest Virginia A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Appalachian Trail Center in Damascus, VA will take place on February 4th at 11:00 AM. The groundbreaking will take place at the site of the new center on Laurel Avenue across the street from Town Hall. The million-dollar center is a joint project of the Town of Damascus, Friends of Southwest Virginia and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The project was funded through an Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER ...
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Damascus, Town Hall, Southwest Virginia, Appalachian Trail, CDBG, Appalachian Mountains, Laurel Avenue, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Go Outside, Chris Cannon, Appalachian Trail Center, Damascus Va, SWVA

Love on the Rocks

A Hiking Couple Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Trail Romance One of the delights of living in the Appalachian mountains is the natural beauty all around, and with so much scenery to explore a hike in the Blue Ridge is the perfect way to discover if a new relationship has a chance to gain any long-term traction. Admittedly we’re amateur hikers who didn’t meet on the trail. But regular hikes by the New and Roanoke Rivers and trips to the Cascades in Giles County, Va., allowed us time to really g...
Tags: Camping, Hiking, Sport, Cycling, John Muir, Morgan Freeman, Cascades, Brenda, Blue Ridge, Go Outside, Roanoke Rivers, Giles County Va

The Aravaipa Canyon Hike in Arizona

If you want a unique hiking experience, then the Aravaipa Canyon hike needs to go on the must hike list. The canyon, located between Phoenix and Tucson in the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness, sits in a landscape of soaring cliffs with   a beautiful creek flowing through it  year-round. Massive trees, thick riparian vegetation and lots of birds and wildlife make this a one of a kind Arizona experience. Reportedly w hen the leaves change colours in the fall, the canyon is even more dramatic than w...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, US, Arizona, Phoenix, Jo, Tucson, West Trailhead, Winkleman, Aravaipa Canyon, Safford, Tucson Airport, Aravaipa Farms, Aravaipa Canyon Hike, Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness