Cam Honan’s Himalaya Book
… Described by Backpacker Magazine as “the most travelled hiker on Earth”, Cam has trekked across 56 countries and six continents, logging more than 60,000 miles (96,500 km) in three decades. We sat down with him to discuss his experiences in exploring this region, and creating Wanderlust Himalaya in collaboration with gestalten. …
Q: What sets the Himalaya apart from other mountain ranges you have hiked before?
A: Apart from the fact that they’re higher, distinguishing qualities of the Himalaya include its iconic teahouses, Buddhist monasteries, and rich folklore. …
Q: Was there a specific moment or place during your hikes in the Himalaya that was memorable to you? And if so, why?
A: I couldn’t pinpoint one specific moment or place. That said, among the standout features of all my journeys in the region has been the friendliness of the locals. Irrespective of the country, the hospitality I’ve encountered during my Himalayan treks is something I’ll never forget. …gestalten.com
Wanderlust Himalaya: Hiking on Top of the World is a coffee table photography book with route-plans for over 50 hikes.
This is the latest in a series. All excellent.
Wanderlust: A Hiker’s Companion (2017)
The Hidden Tracks: Wanderlust – Hiking Adventures off the Beaten Path (2018)
Wanderlust USA (2019)
hiking Mikladalur, Faroe Islands
Mikladalur, meaning ‘great valley or dale‘ (Danish: Mygledal), is the largest of four villages on the northern Faroese island of Kalsoy in the municipality of Klaksvík.
Trekking in India PHOTOS
One of my trips cancelled in 2020 I’d planned to do with the Trekking in India company.
They’ve just posted a collection of some of their best photos 2021.
Fisherman’s Trail, Portugal
Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles
I FINALLY hiked Fisherman’s, one of the world’s best coastal hikes.
Porto Covo to Zambujeira do Mar in NOVEMBER.
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Sunsets are what I remember best. Usually with wine.
Weather was perfect for me in early November, though it’s considered too late in the year for hiking. I saw only about 12 other multi-day hikers over 4 days. Most hotels and restaurants had already closed for the season.
Beach walking is lovely … for a while. There’s a LOT of sand on this adventure.
In November I had most beaches to myself.
Clifftop vistas are stunning.
Charming villages are particularly charming in November, nearly deserted in the off-season.
I’d highly recommend 3 days, 3 nights Porto Covo to Zambujeira do Mar. In either direction.
As do most, I added Zambujeira to Odeceixe. But you could certainly skip that day as it doesn’t add much. And requires quite a few kms of road walking.
If looking for MORE, however, Fisherman’s Trail (Porto Novo to Odeceixe) is only one section of the longer Rota Vicentina.
In case you’re considering hiking high season, here’s how some beaches may look on a busy day.
related – STINGY NOMADS trip report
Site Editor gone HIKING
August 5th we start some weeks on the Pacific Crest Trail starting Tuolumne Meadows.
Mostly offline during August, I am hoping to post on the BestHike Instagram from the trail.
First afternoon is a day hike to Cloud’s Rest.
West Coast Trail GEAR 2021
I did the WCT twice.
This is my final gear list after learning some hard lessons on the first week.
Note it’s very electronics heavy as one of my main goals was to make video tutorials for this very challenging adventure.
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Hyperlight 3400 Windrider
MSR Hubba NX tent
MSR Hubba NX fly
MSR Hubba poles (no stakes)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite WV SHORT Sleeping Pad (pillow and back-up mattress)
NeoAir XLite SHORT (pad)
Therm-a-rest patch kit
Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe with inserts
… with Wool socks
quick dry New Balance 1260s 4E 9.5 w inserts
… with Neoprene booties
Wool socks #2
light nylon pants
Soffe Running shorts #1 (as underwear)
Soffe Running shorts #2 (as underwear)
Running Room 7″ perforated run shorts
red Nike quick dry t-shirt
waterproof stuff sack
long brim ball cap
Columbia OutDry rain jacket
Helly Hansen puffy jacket Red L & 3L ultra-sil dry bag
Helly Hansen puffy jacket Blue M & 2L ultra-sil dry bag
TOILETRIES in dry bag
ASA and TUMs
toilet paper TP (Coughlin x2) & alcohol gel
sunscreen in ziplock
2 Imodium tablets
1 credit card
CAN cash $500
tiny Swiss Army knife
hand Sanitizer – 1 oz bottle
water purification tablets (Acquatabs)
toothbrush & toothpaste
sunglass clip-on, flip-up
Health Insurance card
National Parks Pass
pen & paper
water bottles (2 x litre soft drink empty)
Ursack AllMitey bear bag XL black
Blisters & Bliss 9th edition
2 extra SD cards
1 extra battery & charging case
protective carrying case
OM 4 Gimbal
SanDisk 256GB iXpand Flash Drive Go for iPhone
GoPro 7 Black
3 extra batteries
iPhone SE 2020
Apple Watch and cable
Nitecore NU25 headlamp
Anker Power Bank PowerCore Essential 20000 (342gm)
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 (576gm)
Fotopro uFO 2 (0.5 pound)
Shimoda Explore Adventure Photography Backpacks
Personally, I carry minimal and light weight camera gear, BUT if I needed more — these backpacks look great.
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Mountain vistas for Everest trekkers
Cicerone guidebook author and Himalayan guide Radek Kucharski gives a firsthand insight to the panoramas that can be seen by trekkers in the Everest region.
See all his photos.
BestHike on Instagram
We’ve edited and started posting some of the BEST of our thousands of hiking photos on Instagram.
Check it out – BestHikeVisuals
So far all our videos are still on our YouTube channel as it streams and shares best.