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.
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No matter what your opinion on
CO2 levels higher than they been for at least the past three million years, you can support . planting more trees
Trees are good in MANY ways, including pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere.
Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, some guy who got popular on YouTube, started a campaign that raised enough money for more than 20 million trees to be planted across the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, and the United Kingdom.
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watch it on YouTube.
Secondly, we should
. One study calculated STOP subsidizing fossil fuel industries $5 trillion / year in subsidy worldwide.
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Greta Thunberg has inspired millions of students to become environmental activists for climate change.
I love to see how some previously unknown teenager scares so many of the rich and powerful worldwide.
She’s the youngest individual
. Time Person of the Year
Thunberg was also nominated for the 2019
Nobel Peace Prize.
If Iceland seems too tame for you, consider
hiking the , an Faroe Islands autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Raising awareness of the
loss of wildlife and wild lands across Africa.
Chaz Powell, Emilie Gorse and Justin True walked the length of the Mangoky River in Madagascar, covering some 800 km (497 miles) in the process. …
One of the best
urban hiking areas in the USA.
is the Washington Park #1 TripAdvisor attraction in Portland.
It includes a
zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, children’s museum, rose garden, Japanese garden, amphitheatre, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds, public art and many acres of wild forest with miles of trails.
I walked from my hostel and then did about 10km of run / walk between some of the attractions.
The trails are excellent. No bikes allowed.
blossoms are the highlight. There were plenty of cameras out.
Oregon Holocaust Memorial was dedicated in 2004.
It’s very well maintained. Public
picnic spaces superb.
Don’t miss this park if you get to Portland.
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.
got into hiking in his 20s, but it was trekking and scrambling in little know wilderness on four continents visited on his five-year-long H.M.S. Beagle voyage between 1831 and 1836 that cement him as one of the most worldly hikers in history.
“Mount Darwin” is the highest peak in Tierra del Fuego. On February 12, 1834, Captain FitzRoy named a mountain after him on his birthday. …
Darwin walked mainly to discover plants and animals unique to those regions.
I learned all this by reading his travelogue
. Voyage of the Beagle
By the way, the famous phrase
“survival of the fittest” comes from Herbert Spencer’s 1864 publication, “Principles of Biology.” The term is largely thought to have been coined by Darwin regarding his thoughts on evolution; however, this is a wrong assumption.