Of many good options Galbena Gorge appeals to me.
In partnership with Mountain Hardwear, the state of Colorado, and the Colorado Outward Bound School, we launched the first annual Colorado Trail Fest in September 2016.
Nearly 40 BACKPACKER readers gathered for a four-day trek in the San Juan Mountains, followed by a train ride to Durango and a music-beer-food-prizes celebration. …
Click PLAY or watch 2016 highlights on YouTube.
The 2017 Colorado Trail Fest is scheduled for mid-September. Leave a comment if you have final dates for that.
Without question one of the best hikes in the world. Most popular is the W Circuit.
Click PLAY or watch a teaser on YouTube.
Cost is about $600 / person for 5 days / 4 nights in 2017 if you sign on with Vertice Patagonia.
Even better and longer is the the full Paine Circuit (often called the “O” as contrasted with the red “W”).
If interested know that logistics are getting increasingly difficult. Costs are going up. But it’s still well worth making your way to southern South America in the trekking season.
Click over to our Paine information page for details.
Swarms of aqua-blue butterflies, foaming waterfalls, hidden swimming lagoons, lime-green parakeets and chirping songbirds high up in the trees – this was what I’d come to find in the verdant Colombian jungle, along the winding trail to the Lost City.
One of our best hikes in South America.
See one guided itinerary from Epic Adventures.
It’s new so carrying a tent as backup for teahouses is recommended for independents.
KimKim independent trip report.
Sunday 10 September 2017.
Check out the scenery. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.
The Khardung La Challenge (72 km) is the Highest Ultra Marathon in the World. … you will be running approximately 60km of the race at above 4000m ( 14,000ft) …