Outeniqua Trail, Garden Route, South Africa

Stingy Nomads did the hut-to-hut Outeniqua:

The trail is well-balanced, easy to follow, doesn’t require good fitness level or hiking experience. In fact anybody relatively fit can do this hike just choose your own pace and go. We were pleasantly surprised by the trail conditions and the service level.

The trail has signs, distance marks, names etc., the huts are very clean, freshly painted with good ablutions and the park rangers are great very friendly and helpful. …

All huts have bunk beds and basic facilities, three have electricity and hot showers. It makes the hike easy you don’t need to carry a tent or mattress only a sleeping bag. …

Windmuelnek hut

The scenery on the hike changes all the time; from forest to top of the hills, from river banks to fern jungle.

Outeniqua trail hiking guide. A hidden gem of the Garden Route

We’ve added the Outeniqua Trail to our list of best hikes in Africa.

You could do the Otter Trail on the same trip to the Garden Route.

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LetsWalk can improve your hiking and fitness goals

Guest post by Javier Vega:

Here’s an iOS application specially design for tracking walks and hikes.

LetsWalk allows you to track your daily steps, count calories and record your hikes. It also has social features so you share your hikes with friends and review other people’s hikes. It is very similar to having a Fitbit but it is free and and works directly with your phone.

Currently, LetsWalk has over 50k users from all around the world, and they are growing very rapidly. They plan to add features to create hiking groups, to share hiking experiences, to read hiking blogs within the app and to add a web portal.

We would like you to invite you to try out LetsWalk by visiting this link:

LetsWalkApp.com

headed to Patagonia Jan 2018

My January 2016 Patagonia trip was cut short. Only a month.

I’m planning to stay longer this time.

Arriving Santiago January 20th. Planning to start in Mendoza. Head to Bariloche from there for hiking and cycling.

I’m looking at photos of the Patagonian Andes for inspiration. These are from the upcoming documentary Unbounded. It should be released sometime Spring 2018.

Goat Range Provincial Park, B.C.

I grew up in Calgary. Had a summer home near Nelson, B.C. for 30 years … yet couldn’t recall any Goat Range Provincial Park.

Have you heard of it?

It’s remote.

Hiking
This park has some rugged possibilites but few developed trails. There is one short but awesome old growth cedar walking trail, and one short hike to a spectacular waterfall. …

B.C. Parks

Field and Forest made a trip. Posted some wonderful photos.

BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING IN BC’S GOAT RANGE

10,000 km Portugal to Turkey on foot

Deux Pas Vers L’Autre (2PVA)

That translates as Two Steps Towards Others.

Marie and Nil:

Excluding any means of transportation, during 530 days we will travel 10,600km through 17 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and Turkey. …

… we will document this experience for 17 months …

deuxpasverslautre.com

(via The Trek)