girl hikes the GR20 in Corsica

Hopes to raise about $12,000 in order to make a documentary movie of the adventure.

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AT A GLANCE

  • corsicamorenkop one of the best treks in the world
  • 180km
  • 19,000m of ascent and descent
  • sleep in tents or mountain huts (refuges or gîtes)
  • hiking permit not required. Reservations for the refuges recommended.
  • hiking possible from early June through mid-October. June might be the best month as water (snow) are more available
  • located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia

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See our GR 20 information page.

Greater Patagonian Trail warnings

Fidgit shares some advice on the NEW Greater Patagonian Trail — Routes would be more accurate — in the Andes:

SO YOU WANNA HIKE THE GPT

The Greater Patagonian is not an official trail but rather 1500km or more of connected best routes. You’ll be lost for sure unless you have KMZ and GPX files downloaded from wikiexplora.

Greater Patagonian Trail

Top U.S. National Forests for Hiking

Guest post by Carhartt Outdoor Apparel & Gear:

As a tribute to our great nation and all of the amazing hikers it houses, we’ve put together a list of the best national forests for hiking, along with the best trails and the gear you’ll need for the hike.

National Forest: Green Mountain National Forest – Vermont

Best Trail: The Long Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Why We Love It: As the first long distance hiking trail established in the United States, The Long Trail ranges more than 273 miles of foot paths. Whether you want to make a day trip, camp overnight or have an extended backpacking trip, this trail is a perfect fit for everyone.

Necessary Gear: Break out the tents and backpacks! This trail is perfect for camping. You will also need high-quality hiking boots. With so many miles, having your feet hurt is not the best option.

National Forest: White River National Forest – Colorado

Best Trail: Maroon Creek Trail

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Why We Love It: Just outside of Aspen, the Maroon Creek Trail takes you on a journey through the valley between two major Colorado mountains, the Maroon Bells. During blooming season (July), you will walk through fields of wildflowers while looking at the stunning peaks of the mountains. This trail doesn’t loop, but a designated van will take you back to your starting place if you don’t want to backtrack.

Necessary Gear: You have to have sturdy boots for this hike. It might be classified as easy, but some of the terrain can be dangerous. You don’t want to turn your ankle because you are wearing tennis shoes instead of hiking boots.

National Forest Bighorn National Forest – Wyoming

Best Trail: Lost Twin Lakes Trail

Difficulty: Moderate

Why We Love It: This trail is slightly over 10 miles and features a beautiful lake and views of the Bighorn Mountains, a sister range to the Rocky Mountains. Just be sure you get out there while it is accessible between July and September.

Necessary Gear: Great hiking boots are a necessity for this trail. You will also need to bring plenty of water and a daypack with snacks. If you are feeling adventurous, bring along some fishing and camping equipment to explore Mirror Lake and the surrounding areas!

National Forest: Deschutes National Forest – Oregon

Best Trail: Tumalo Falls

Difficulty: Easy

Why We Love It: Let’s face it. Everyone loves waterfalls and this trail features a beautiful one. To the side of Henline Falls, you can explore an old mine shaft. This 5.7-mile trail is perfect for any age or experience level.

Necessary Gear: All you need for this hike is lots of water and a day pack with some snacks.

National Forest: Mononganela National Forest – West Virginia

Best Trail: High Falls Hike

Difficulty: Moderate

Why We Love It: High Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mononganela. This trail is a little over 8 miles and has great views throughout. One of the best points is that it isn’t well traveled. That means you will have a lot of solitude during your hike.

Necessary Gear: As with most hikes, you will need great hiking boots for this trail. Be sure to bring water to stay hydrated and even high-protein snacks to keep you fueled all day.

top_national_forests_hikingBefore you hit any of these awesome national forests, be sure you have the proper gear. You can find many of the options we mentioned above and more at high-quality retailers like Carhartt. Now get out there and start exploring!

Outdoor Industry Association against Utah

Republican Governor Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) signed a resolution on February 3 urging President Trump to rescind the newly protected Bears Ears National Monument, putting access to outdoor recreation, including climbing at Indian Creek, Valley of the Gods, Arch Canyon, and Lockhart Basin, in question.

Like many Republicans he wants to make currently protected recreational lands available for corporate use.

He plans to meet with the OIA. They are not happy.

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protecting America’s public lands

“This ain’t about politics. Whether you’re a Democrat, or Republican, or Libertarian, or vegetarian, these lands belong to you,” Montana Governor Steve Bullock pronounced last week. “They’re our heritage. They’re our economy. They’re our quality of life.”

That didn’t fall on deaf ears. Thousands of people marched on state capitals across the American West, protesting Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s (R-Utah) proposed bill to sell off 3.3 million acres of public land. Shortly after, Chaffetz announced via Instagram that he would withdraw the bill. It was the first successful defeat of anti-American policy proposed by the 115th Congress. …

Why Hikers Need Hunters and Vice Versa
Federal lands belong to all of us—it’s time to unite to fight crooked politicians

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