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Lake O’Hara (CAN) Hiking and Camping Guide

Clever Hiker posted the best information page we’ve yet seen for Lake O’Hara in the Canadian Rockies.

Though Sunshine to Assiniboine is our favourite hike in those mountains, Lake O’Hara is the most spectacular.

It’s extremely difficult to get a reservation for O’Hara due to popularity. We try EVERY year by phone on the start date (around April 20th).

Clever Hiker succinctly tells you how to do O’Hara …

Lake O’Hara Hiking and Camping Guide

Trump wants to double the cost of some U.S. National Parks.

National Parks Traveller outlines the many problems with Trump’s plan to increase entrance price for 17 national parks during their busiest seasons …

Traveler’s View: Surge Pricing For National Parks Doesn’t Pencil Out Or Make Sense

Fact is most GOP politicians want to sell off or give away protected lands to big donors and rich corporations.

Campaign against the Republicans if you don’t like ti.

 

 

 

Three Capes Track, Tasmania

46km, 4 days

Maximum 48 hikers starting each day.

When the Three Capes Track opened two days before Christmas 2015, it immediately set a new benchmark for Australian bushwalks, creating a hike that’s both heady and hedonistic, combining the raw beauty of the southern hemisphere’s highest sea cliffs with comforts and interpretation unsurpassed by any other trail in the country.

… its finest moments come when the track teeters along the cliff edge on its approach to Cape Pillar and the Blade. As the Roaring 40s winds inevitably howl in from the Southern Ocean, there’s a humbling sense of being poised at the edge of the world. …

How to walk Tasmania’s Three Capes Track

3CT Map

Before you get too excited know that this is a private hike – cost AU$495.

Book here.

2018 Inca Trail permits available Oct 1, 2017

… for the first time the Ministry of Culture is releasing all permits for 2018 on 1 October 2017.

With only 500 permits available per day, tour operators are urging travellers to book the trek, which ends at the 550-year old Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, as soon as they can. “Tickets usually sell out almost immediately for the peak trekking months of April, May and August,” …

Travellers who miss out on Inca Trail permits can still trek to Machu Picchu on an alternative route – the Salkantay trek for which no permit is needed. “On the Salkantay trek, you pass through small communities and farmsteads, and approach Machu Picchu from the other side. …

Inca Trail permits to be released four months early

No panic. We like the Salkantay (Salcantay) better in any case. And you can do the Salkantay independently if you prefer. The over-popular Inca Trek must be guided.

Greater Patagonian Trail documentary

4 travelers. 4 months. No support team. A documentary following an adventure into Patagonia for exploration and conservation.

Garrett Martin launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000 for an adventure-travel documentary on the longest continual trail network in South America.

They started December 22nd, 2016 on a 4-month journey through Chile.

I’m planning on returning myself to section hike parts of the Greater Patagonian Trail January 2018.