Golden Ears Summit Trail, Vancouver B.C.

This hike is high on my personal todo list.

Explore this 22.0-km out-and-back trail near Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 8 h 18 min to complete.

… best times to visit this trail are March through September. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


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It’s one of our best hikes in North America.

Hudson’s Bay Company Heritage Trail, B.C.

Very few hikers know about this 80km trail starting in Tulameen, BC and ending on the outskirts of Hope.

It follows a first nations route utilized by Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders around 1849.

See a more detailed map.

If you were interested in planning this adventure, buy the 78 page trail book. ($28)

Though little known, it’s well marked with 10 established campsites located at regular intervals. Each has a food cache, seating, fire pits, and outhouses.

Happily, Jean Robert and Gemma posted a super detailed trip report.

There are a number of river crossings.

Some mountain bike this route.

This is one of our best hikes in North America.

Thanks Kate.

Fisherman’s Trail, Portugal – Detailed Guide

I hiked the BEST section of Fisherman’s in 2021 inspired by Campbell and Alya, the Stingy Nomads.

There’s is the best site online for information:

The trail is considered one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world. The scenery along the route is breathtaking; rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, stunning lookouts, charming towns, clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and diverse wildlife.

We were so impressed by the beauty of the area that after completing the trail we decided to move to the south of Portugal where we live now. …

Stingy Nomads

  • Total distance – 230 km/143 mi
  • Number of days – 11-13 days
  • Starting point – S.Torpes Beach, 10 km before Porto Covo, Alentejo
  • Finishing point – Lagos, Algarve
  • Route marking – wooden poles with blue & green stripes
  • Average cost – 35 Euro per person per day
  • Accommodation options – camping, hostels, hotels

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