Trailed by Kathryn Miles 

Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders (2022) is deep dive into the unsolved murder of two free-spirited young women in the wilderness, a journalist’s obsession—and a new theory of who might have done it.

In May 1996, two skilled backcountry leaders, Lollie Winans and Julie Williams, entered Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park for a week-long backcountry camping trip.

… During their final days in the park, they descended the narrow remnants of a trail and pitched their tent in a hidden spot. After the pair didn’t return home as planned, park rangers found a scene of horror at their campsite, their tent slashed open, their beloved dog missing, and both women dead in their sleeping bags.

The unsolved murders of Winans and Williams continue to haunt all who had encountered them or knew their story.

David: I’d Rather Be Hiking

Over the pandemic, I really got into creating hiking videos. Learning how to edit. Getting a drone. I had the time.

Time enough to launch the BestHike YouTube channel.

I was based out of my parent’s house on Vancouver Island.

Over the pandemic weeks and months, I closely followed David’s I’d Rather Be Hiking YouTube channel and Facebook page.

David is also based out of Vancouver Island. And inspired many of my own hikes there.

Click PLAY or learn about his story it on YouTube.

Pacific Crest Trail GEAR 2022

Details on Mac’s Halfway Anywhere Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Survey (2022)

There is much, much more on the Halfway Anyway survey results page.

BestHike VIDEO Highlights 2022

Some of the BEST video clips captured by BestHike editor Rick McCharles in 2022. 

Norway, Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands, finishing in British Columbia.  

His favourite music of 2022 was by Odesza — so it’s appropriate that the soundtrack is one of their songs: Wide Awake.

Here’s to us all being Wide Awake in 2023. 

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

For comparison, before Rick got a drone, here’s his 2021 Highlights VIDEO. 

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

World’s Best URBAN Hikes

We’ve always ranked Hong Kong as the city with the best hiking within easy range of local transit.

It’s included in one list posted by Matador:

One hike that’s easily as good as those is in Valencia, Spain.

Hong Kong
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