Several of my favourite bloggers picked up on a story in Forbes Traveler magazine.
It’s not comprehensive review, rather a few picks from well respected experts. (Those in bold are also on our list of best hikes in North America. )
Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine Kennecott District, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, Florida Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia
Lost Coast, King Range National Conservation Area, Northern California Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, White River National Forest, Colorado (info) Mt. St Helens, Oregon Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kaua’i, Hawaii Coyote Gulch, Escalante Subdistrict, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
details with photos – Spectacular Day Hikes – Jon Brooks – Forbes Traveler
The wildlife at Corkscrew Swamp, choice of Jeffrey Hunter of the American Hiking Society, looks fascinating.
Limpkin (Aragua itis — Family: Aramidae) – original – flickr – leppyone
more interesting photos of the swamp on flickr
I’m hiking the Na Pali Coast myself this week.