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  1. Hi We travel from Houston to Okotoks Al twice a year and we just love the parks the mountains but the roads are a bit bumpy. We have a good clean camping experience. I don’t like to pay especially when we don’t stop when we go through just to get gas.

  2. Hi, just read your comment on the Redirection plugin page about being hacked on Bluehost. I just moved a bunch of my sites to Bluehost and now your post has got me worried.

    What happened? Were you running the latest version of WordPress at the time? Any ideas how or why you got hacked? Was it Bluehosts fault?

    Michael

    • Bluehost guys told me they have had a lot of WordPress.org templates hacked. But only those that are not kept up-to-date.

      If you keep upgrading the plugins and template for each version of WordPress, you should be OK.

    • You have a lot of content, Perry. Good work. But your site is too general for us to link to, I feel.

      A trip report on the North Circle would be a good link. Do you have one of those?

      • A link to trailsnet would be greatly appreciated in you blogroll. Of course, I will gladly add besthikes.com to the trailsnet blogroll.
        Happy trails.

  3. Hello,
    I am just starting a blog about hiking here on the volcanic island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. I have lived here for ten years, and with my passion for hiking, I have decided to start a blog sharing these routes with others. When I have some more written up, maybe I could send you one as a suggestion for a hike for others?
    Kind regards
    Andrea

  4. Just have to say I love your blog. I linked to it from another site talking about the Waterton Triple Crown, and your descriptions and pictures from around the world are amazing. I doubt I’ll get much farther than Waterton in my lifetime so it’s been fun to see and read about places I didn’t even know existed! Happy Travels (and can’t wait to hear how you manage to get to Lineham Lakes safely; my mom did it from the cliff in 1976. Not very safe, but there was more of a ledge than there is now)

    • Thanks Jill. … I’m looking forward to completing the Triple Crown this summer.

      And perhaps I’ll finally find a way in to Lineham Lakes. I’ve met folks who have been there.

  5. I read about it on the internet once. You have to go up the Rowe Trail, onto Lineham from Tamarack and can get down there from there supposedly. Our goal for this summer is to get to the top of Lineham from Rowe Meadow. We made it to the meadow last year but didn’t have time to go to the top.

    • Have fun, Claire.

      We are looking at the Sierra High Route for summer 2012. I’ll get back and confirm when that’s confirmed.

      … might even get back to Jeju this Fall. 🙂

  6. On UK TV during September 2011 was a really enjoyable and fascinating programme involving two UK comedians Rhod Gilbert and Greg Davies . Their task was to travel across Tibet by car from India to China, a feat that at first thought might not seem very challenging but the programme highlighted the chaos rife on Tibetan roads, from cattle on main highways to a landslide causing the road to literally slide away underneath them as they drove over it. The programme highlighted the tensions surrounding opposing views on opening up the more remote areas held by tourists and locals but what really grabbed my attention was a quip by Rhod which was “what’s the difference between a walk and a trek – people over 40 go for a walk, if you are under 40 it’s a trek”
    This made me want to think about the terms we use for exploring the countryside on foot; walking rambling, trekking, hiking, strolling. So I tried searching in Wikipedia for walking:
    “Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an ‘inverted pendulum’ gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs – even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs.”
    That did not seem to capture it so I tried Hiking. “Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often in mountainous or other scenic terrain.” Now I felt I was getting closer. Wikipedia then helped further by informing me that “Trekking is a long journey undertaken on foot in areas where common means of transport is generally not available. Trekking is not mountaineering; it is days of walking, along with adventure.”
    However, I got confused again when I read “Walking in the countryside is also called rambling, and walking in mountainous areas is called hillwalking. So I have decided to stick to strolling – “Strolling is walking along or through at a leisurely pace”. Strolling captures everything that I like about putting one leg in front of the other whilst outdoors. Enjoying the beautiful countryside that we are blessed with, looking and listening for wildlife, breathing the clean fresh air and, of course, it’s also good exercise
    So as a confirmed stroller I’ll just leave the walking to other over 40’s and the trekking to the under 40’s.
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  7. Hey There,
    My dad just started up a company that makes insect repellent/moisture wicking (and depending on the model spf protected) shirts that would be perfect for hiking. I was wondering if you would do a product review on the blog? Please let me know and you can check the shirts out at haeleum.com
    Thank you very much,
    Ben Hirshberg

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  10. I am the webmaster for the elpasoridgewalkers.com and I saw your link in my site stats, You have a very interesting site.

    I’ll put your site in my links. I’m not sure how your site is linked to the El Paso Ridgewalkers.

  11. I went hiking long back when I was in 10th grade. It was fun but somehow my friends left and I got lost in the mountains. Somehow, I managed to make my way down where I found my friends waiting for me. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

  12. I love besthike.com and I love this blog. You guys are the one of the only reasona we are still alive after a 10 night trip in the Peruvian Andes. Circa Feb 2009 (heavy rainy season) we hiked the alpamayo circuit. We were not well prepared, due to a severe case of arrogance (we were all 20 yrs old) and ended up experiencing severe altitude sickness and hypothermia. Nevertheless, without the printed guidelines from your previous url “i-needtoknow.com” we never would have made it out without serious rescue operations. Luckily, we had undertaken hikes in the Brooks, Torres del Paine, Glacier etc… so we had proper equipment. Thanks for the amazing resource and cannot wait to do Alpamyo again. Next time we will for sure go during the dry season.

    Also on our hike we only saw one family, two adults two children, for an 8 night period. In recommending the hike to others at least hire a mule man for the first 3 days. The ascent is brutal and is where we lost all sense of reality. We also experienced snow, heavy rain and winds during Feb.

    Lastly, we are now planning a trip to the India Himilayas in December/Jan of this year. Once again, the timing is idiotic but it is so because of a wedding in Bhopal. Can anyone help us find a 5-8 night backpacking trip, in which we can only deal with minimal blizzard like conditions? Also we want to stick to India for cost reasons. We will hire sherpas but no guide. Thanks!

  13. Hey thanks again! As always besthike.com is wonderful.

    We will post the route, details and so on once we have finished the hike. If anyone has further info about hiking in the Indian Himalaya’s in Dec or Jan please email me @ xcurtis06@gmail.com.

    We will for sure take more precautions, take diomox and hire local sherpas this time around. No desire to black out from altitude sickness again.

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