Wilsons Promontory, Australia

Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland …

Most of the peninsula is protected by the Wilsons Promontory National Park. …

A trip report.

WilsonsPromAustraliaMap … for the northern prom you need to complete a “Wilderness permit application” . Whilst I can understand the need to ensure that hikers in this area can navigate along poorly marked trails (which are often overgrown) ford or swim rivers which can be over head height, navigate trackless swamps but the area is not wilderness, as the there are marked trails and designated campsites. …

We descended to 5 Mile Beach and the occasional trees provided us with some respite from the winds as we descended steeply to Miranda Creek and the campsite. …


read more – Tin Mine Cove to Five Mile Beach: A wander across northern Wilsons Promontory

(via Hiking in Finland)

Surviving New Zealand’s Hardest Hike – Dusky Track

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. …

Nat Geo


Yosemite Adventures: 50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs, and Winter Treks

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
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    Looks great.

    It’s available in 4 different formats starting at $12.99.

    Outside magazine – BEST new Trail

    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