Premiered February 2019.
You might be able to find it on the
National Geographic Channel.
In 2016 filmmaker/photographer
Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon.
From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of the Canyon.
… But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the
unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes. …
Uranium mines, tourist development, maintaining indigenous flora and fauna. Native peoples are interviewed thoughout.
Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.
After half a decade of legislative holdups, New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument has officially been designated a national park. …
The new designation will … have positive impacts on the surrounding community: a 2018 study found that turning monuments to national parks could increase visitation by 21 percent (about 100,000 more visitors) in the first five years and result in a $7.5 million increase in the local economy, mainly due to increased visibility. …
(2017) hiking White Sands National Monument
One of our
top 10 day hikes in the world.
Only 20 hikers / day are allowed access. The BLM is an increase to a maximum of 96 per day . considering
is the BIG problem. permit
AT A GLANCE
on the Utah-Arizona border, halfway between Page, Arizona and Kanab, Utah in the Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness in 2014 about 50,000 applied for permits. Only 15% were granted.
Wire Pass trailhead located in North Coyote Buttes permit area of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
5.2 miles return
you can go any month of the year, if you can tolerate the heat
Above and slightly west of the Wave is what many call “
the Second Wave“, which has fainter colours but is still of interest to most visitors and photographers.
Wave information page.
For the next 10 days we’ll be rolling out our
around the world. top 10 day hikes
Unique walks. Days you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
For example, exploring the
of Cappadocia, Turkey. “fairy chimney” rock formations makes an ideal base. Göreme Why We Like This Hike
Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia are
World Heritage sites start on the
Rose Valley trail (5km), perhaps the best section of all
Love Valley is … interesting
to finish it’s
downhill back to Göreme. A nice but often crowded trail.
Don’t miss the balloons of Cappadocia.
Click over to our
for details. Göreme information page
You can day hike here independently. But the multi-day trip must be guided.
Located west of the beach resort town of Hurghada, the Red Sea Mountain Trail is created from a network of ancient routes used by local Bedouin tribes over the years. Owned and operated by the Khushmaan clan of the Maaza, Egypt’s largest Bedouin tribe, the trail aims to bring travelers away from Egypt’s main tourist path and to the clan’s traditional territory. The trail benefits the Bedouin community by creating jobs and helping preserve the culture.
“We want the Red Sea Mountain Trail to diversify Hurghada’s tourism and create a space for slow, immersive travel in which the Bedouin can . . . communicate their rich knowledge of their homeland to outsiders,” …
Egypt Opens 105-Mile Hiking Trail in the Red Sea Mountains
Cost is about $80 / day and up.
Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles.
My favourite destination in Vegas is
Red Rock Canyon.
It was Alistair Humphreys who first got me thinking about
… short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding. …
Visiting friends in west Vegas it was only about 10 miles to the
Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center on excellent dedicated cycling lanes.
I cycled from their house short of the Conservation Area, turning one street early into the Calico Basin (no fees).
You can access similar gorgeous wilderness while avoiding crowds, parking hassles and entrance fee.
For the first time ever I cycled out onto the
. Kraft Mountain trails
It was busy with locals climbing the
. Kraft Boulders
Aside from April wildflowers, it was typical Nevada desert.
I did see one large desert tortoise, Nevada’s
At dusk I set up my tent in a quiet, hidden spot.
Next morning starting at 5am I began hearing voices.
As it turned out I’d accidentally set-up close to an unmarked but popular local trail.
Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles
Known as the
, a short day hike takes you up to the Araby Trail Bob Hope estate, a saucer-shaped home once owned by Hope and also at different times by Steve McQueen and William Holden.
Not far from the airport, the trail starts above a
trailer park — somehow symbolic of the divide between rich and poor.
It’s about a 1,000-foot ascent over 1.6 miles one way to get to the top.