I’ve been following former elite gymnasts Matt and Anderson as they launched a hiking YouTube channel.
Click PLAY or watch a year 1 wrap-up on YouTube.
To see more click over to their website EpicTripAdventures.com for VIDEOS and HIKING BOOKLETS.
When I was first getting into serious hiking one of my gurus was Chris Townsend.
And he’s still one of my gurus today.
Understated. Informative. Interesting.
He hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 1982 averaging only 15 miles a day with the heavy equipment of that era.
In 2015 Chris published his account of that trip. I highly recommend it.
related – Keith Foskett – Chris Townsend Interview
1. BUCKSKIN GULCH AND PARIA CANYON | 31 MILES | 4 DAYS
2. GRAND CANYON – DEER CREEK/KANAB CREEK LOOP | 55 MILES | 8 DAYS
3. GRAND CANYON – NANKOWEAP TRAIL | 40 MILES | 7 DAYS
4. ZION NARROWS | 14 MILES | 2 DAYS
5. COYOTE GULCH | 25MILES | 4 DAYS
7. ARIZONA’S GALIURO MOUNTAINS, THE PLACE TIME HAS FORGOTTEN | 32MILES | 4 DAYS
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On August 24, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will reveal which national monuments he’ll recommend to reduce in size or abolish. …
Last week, the national hunting advocacy group Backcountry Hunters and Anglers launched a new television ad that’s running in Montana, the Secretary’s home state. Featuring scenes of general outdoor recreation and hunting, the ad uses Zinke’s own quotes to illustrate his hypocrisy—saying he’s pro-public lands, comparing himself to Roosevelt, and threatening jobs in the hunting and fishing industry. …
The GOP’s war on public lands threatens to alienate a key part of its voting base—sport hunters
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Though segments of the 400-mile trail have existed for decades, the official “Jordan Trail” was announced earlier this year …
It’s the most epic, most ambitious trail in the region, stretching from Umm Quais in the north, passed 52 villages (including well-known Wadi Rum and Petra), before terminating at the Red Sea in the south. The 40-day hike was inspired by Petra’s architects, the Nabataeans, who used the route primarily for the spice trade. It follows King’s Highway (a trade route mentioned in the Bible), plus ancient Roman roads. …
The 55-mile stretch that connects Wadi Rum to Petra is among the most popular. …
In some sections you may have to carry 5 litres of water.
We’ve added the Jordan Trail to our list of best hikes in Africa and the Middle East.
I rated this trip journal 2/5 on Amazon.
Not enough hiking detail. Too much on the weird, strained relationship of Mud and Bug.
By the end I mostly felt sorry for Mud who seemed to be simply dealing with PTSD with marijuana and thru-hiking.
He might have been better off hiking alone.
It was the first north to south trip report I’d read. Sounds much more difficult than the usual south to north.
If you are vegan or vegetarian you might be interested. Both tried to observe a vegan diet on the trail.