Lagunas Altas Loop Trail, Chile

I’m keen to hike the NEW Patagonia Park in southern Chile about a half hour taxi ride from Cochrane.

The West Winds Campground is open October to April. There are a number of new day hikes open in the park including the Lagunas Altas Loop.


Lagunas Altas Loop Trail brochure (PDF)

It’s not easy to get to Cochrane, by the way.🙂

If you want to know more about the new Park start at the official website –


Ian Lloyd Neubauer details his visit on a BBC post – The man who spent his fortune on a Park

hiking Spittal Pond, Bermuda

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Bermuda …

It is one of 13 parks or reserves managed by the Bermuda Department of Conservation Services which protects and conserves environmentally critical areas and habitats. …

…unique characteristics such as its lagoon which is permanently brackish, ecology featuring wet grassland and mangrove forests, seasonal shorebirds, other waterbirds and European eels. …

The winter season provides one of the best vistas for visitors walking along the many small trails in the park.

I was there in November. The only visitor on the trail.


I did see feral cats.


Though short, I would say it’s the best hike in Bermuda.

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“Spanish Rock”, (also known as “Portuguese Rock”) a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean with inscriptions of the year 1543 AD … This rock piece has been taken out and replaced by a bronze plaque. …



The only other wildlife I spotted were wild chickens.


Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

official website

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Nick Stoyanov posted an overview on Backpacker Verse:

… Altogether, the Appalachian Trail is about 2,200 miles (or 3,500 kilometers).

… it passes through 14 states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia …


How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Expedition Alaska – Adventure Race

Comprised of the world’s best endurance athletes, 20 teams race through pristine wilderness using a map and compass for over 350 miles. This series features stunning scenery of racers ocean kayaking, whitewater rafting, glacier trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking across the beautiful terrain of this remote setting.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on Vimeo.

Support the indiegogo campaign to release the full documentary.