As I post the current operation system of Mac computers is
… only 27 miles off the coast of southern California.
Though Catalina is a short 90 minute boat ride away, it feels like another world. There are two small, quaint towns on the island — Avalon and Two Harbors — and the remainder of the island is primarily wilderness managed by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
The 37.2 mile
Trans-Catalina Trail traverses the entire island, from Avalon on the eastern tip to Starlight beach at the western end.
Of course, once you get to the end, you’ve still got to hike back to Two Harbors to catch a boat back to the mainland. This adds another nine miles, making the total mileage a bit over 46 miles — perfect for a long weekend backpack getaway. …
SoCal Hiker –
Before my hike I never went outside without makeup. I feel much less stress now about my hair, career, or car.
Family and friendships are my new priorities. …
5 Thru-Hikers on What the Trail Taught Them)
I’ve always wanted to see the
in the Chinese Wall Bob Marshall Wilderness.
I’m planning on hiking and climbing it June 2020.
thousand foot high cliff of limestone that stretches unbroken for 12 miles between Haystack Mountain and Larch Hill Pass.
Click through to read a trip report:
A Hike to the Chinese Wall – Ear Mountain Photography
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watch it on YouTube.
One of our
best hikes in the North American Rockies
The world’s most travelled hiker,
, has 3 coffee table books in the series. Cam Honan
, click through to check them out: inspiration for future hikes
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watch a TV feature featuring Cam on YouTube.
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.
And inspired to use Tim’s
great photo for our site header.
on Tim Tiedemann Unsplash.
I’ve uploaded all the hiking photos from my recent 2 months in Patagonia.
Check those out
here. There are thousands in the BestHike archive.
Creative Commons licensed so can be used in other projects.
BEST of BestHike photos (about 1800) are included in . That’s the best starting point. one album
Mirador del Pliegue Tumbado, Fitz Roy, Argentina
Laguna de los Tempanos and Glacier Vinciguerra, Ushuaia, Argentina.
my trip report from that hike. Made on my iPhone X.
click for MUCH larger version