Eric Leifer of National Geographic Young Explorers :
Fiordland National Park, tucked away far within New Zealand’s South Island, has the notorious claim to fame as one of the wettest locations in the southern hemisphere; and with a mean annual rainfall of 268 inches …
Throw yourself off the deep end by accepting the challenge of the country’s hardest trail, the infamous Dusky Track, an 84-kilometer route that impossibly forces its way through this impermeable landscape. …
Josh Williams from Triumph Books sent me a review copy.
Author Matt Johanson is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast with extensive knowledge and experience in the Yosemite area and having personally completed every outing in his book, Johanson provides this great resource for Yosemite visitors.
Unlike the average Yosemite guide, Johanson offers a unique approach to the park. Instead of focusing solely on the popular summertime trips, Johanson presents the park as a year-round playground and includes winter adventures. Highlights include:
50 intricate maps and over 100 beautiful color photos and graphics of Yosemite
Five categories of activities – Winter Treks, Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Climbing, and Rock Climbing
A guide to hiking atop the legendary, 3,000 foot high El Capitan
The path to the tranquil glacier-carved Elizabeth Lake, in the shadow of Unicorn Peak
Details of the arduous climb of the tallest mountain at Yosemite – Mount Lyell
It’s available in 4 different formats starting at $12.99.
Via Dinarica, the Balkans
The Dinaric Alps have 8,000-foot stegosaurus spines, fairy-tale meadows, and stone guesthouses. Decades of conflict made them tough to experience, but the area is amping up its tourist offerings, and access is improving on the new Via Dinarica. Our favorite stretch: the 600-mile White Trail, which stitches together old routes from Slovenia to Albania and follows the highest peaks. …
2014 Travel Awards: Best New Trail
A photo essay.
Check a few samples.
Mount Thor on Baffin Island
Spotted Lake in B.C.
Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne
see the rest on HuffPo – Places In Canada You Won’t Believe Actually Exist