Tag Archives: Hiking Trails

Hikes: ‘Mount Hollywood & Griffith Observatory’

Mount Hollywood is a fantastic, short hike in the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles. The hike leaves from Griffith Observatory and it has some of the best views in the city as you make your way up. Along the way, be sure to stop and take in the views of the Hollywood Sign, Captains Roost and Griffith Observatory. Let me know what you think about this hike in the comments.

Top Hikes: ‘Colorado National Monument’

Colorado National Monument is home for cool hikes and amazing views. It’s located in western Colorado near the town of Grand Junction. Join a friend and I as we hike to Independence Rock. Afterwards we’ll take in the rim overlooks that give spectacular views into the canyon. Visited on September 30, 2020.

Colorado National Monument is a National Park Service unit near the city of Grand Junction, Colorado. Sheer-walled canyons cut deep into sandstone and granite–gneiss–schist rock formations. This is an area of desert land high on the Colorado Plateau, with pinyon and juniper forests on the plateau. 

Trail Hikes: ‘Fisher Towers’ – Southern Utah (Video)

The incredible Fisher Towers are located in southeastern Utah, near Moab and the National Parks of Arches and Canyonlands. We spend a half day there on 9/30/20. It was an amazing hike with the opportunity to legally fly the drone on BLM land

Fisher Towers are a series of towers made of Cutler sandstone capped with Moenkopi sandstone and caked with a stucco of red mud located near Moab, Utah. The Towers are named for a miner who lived near them in the 1880s. 

Hiking: ‘Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’, Utah (Video)

Join us at Utah’s Toadstool Hoodoos located in the beautiful Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We’ll take you along with us for a short hike and then show you the toadstool hoodoos. I was able do get some sweet drone shots too (permitted). Hope you enjoy the video! Late June, 2020.

The Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is a United States national monument originally designated in 1996 as 1,880,461 acres of protected land in southern Utah. In 2017, the monument’s size was reduced by half in a succeeding presidential proclamation. 

Travel & Hiking: ‘Dixie National Forest, Utah’

We spent the day hiking in beautiful Dixie National Forest which is located next to Bryce Canyon National Park. It was a pleasure to spend a day at this often unvisited location.

Dixie National Forest is a United States National Forest in Utah with headquarters in Cedar City. It occupies almost two million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. The largest national forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. 

Hiking Tours: ‘Ayun River Nature Reserve’ In Israel

Beautiful Nature Reserve in Israel. Ayun River is a perennial stream and a tributary of the Jordan River. The stream originates from two springs in the Marjayoun valley in southern Lebanon, runs southward for seven kilometers through various irrigation ditches, then flows into Israel near Metulla, where it continues through the Hula Valley in the Galilee Panhandle until emptying in the Hasbani River just before it reaches the Jordan River.

Top Hikes: ‘Angel’s Landing’, Zion National Park, Utah

Filmed and Edited by: Kraig Adams

My brother and I hiked 7 miles on the Angels Landing trail in Utah.

Angels Landing, known previously as the Temple of Aeolus, is a 1,488-foot tall rock formation in Zion National Park in southwestern Utah, United States. A trail cut into solid rock in 1926 leads to the top of Angels Landing and provides views of Zion Canyon.

Hiking Video: Pulpit Rock & Preikestolen In Norway

Preikestolen, Pulpit Rock, Hiking the most Iconic landmark and views in Norway and Scandinavia. Raised 604m/1982ft from the water of Lysefjord in Ryfylke, Rogaland it is one of the most spectacular sights in Norway, if not the world.

To get to the trailhead I needed to the drive through the Ryfast tunnel, the worlds longest and deepest sub sea tunnel. I have included a 2 minute Time Warp video of the tunnel drive in the video. Filmed in 5k on GoPro Hero 9. A very different experience from backpacking in the Sierra Nevada, Sequoia Kings Canyon, Utah, Yellowstone National Park and similar in the USA, but the views and feeling in your gut will equal the feeling of looking over the edge towards Lone Pine on top of Mount Whitney or Mt Langley in California or Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah. Maybe even Grand Viewpoint in the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Enjoy and have a happy thanksgiving celebration!

Travel Video: Hiking The 25-Mile ‘Tonto Trail’ Of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Spent two days backpacking on the Hermit’s Rest Viewpoint to Tonto Trail to Bright Angel Trailhead in the Grand Canyon.

The dynamic interplay of soft and hard layers of stone created an open benchland at the rim of the Inner Gorge called the Tonto Platform. Easily visible from several South Rim overlooks, the greenish Tonto rocks have eroded into an obvious exception to the striking vertical cliffs that characterize most of Grand Canyon.

The Tonto Trail follows this natural trans-canyon route for 95 rough, unmaintained miles, from Red Canyon on the east to Garnet
Canyon on the west. All of this makes the Tonto Trail unique among Grand Canyon pathways. Most descend from the rim towards the Colorado River, but the Tonto Trail offers passage by foot up and down the canyon, parallel to the course of the river. Because of its length, most hikers approach the Tonto Trail not as a single unit, but rather as a series of installments, breaking the route down into four or five sections defined by rim-to-river trails and the natural lay of the land.

A notable lack of reliable water makes most of the Tonto Trail a daunting, possibly dangerous, proposition, but the section between Bright Angel Trail and the Hermit Trail is blessed with three water sources hikers can count on. As a result, this segment of the Tonto Trail offers a degree of civility not found elsewhere along the trail, and it is here that most hikers get their first exposure to the unique nature of this singular trans-canyon route.

Travel Videos: ‘Je Viens’ – Hiking The Trails In Tignes, Southeastern France

“Je Viens” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Tignes, France Directed by Franck Pinel.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Franck Pinel (FKY)

Music by: Steven Gutheinz
Written by: Samuel Revol
Narrated by: Siméon Revol & Laure Revol
English Translation by: Madeleine Barter

“Between the desert peaks and the wild plains, Itinerary of the man alone; poisoned, in love, alive.”

I invite you on the trails of Tignes in Savoie, under the August sun, to breathe the fresh air! A little vastness, horizons blurred to forget for a few moments our confined lives.

A first FKY / Srevol collaboration, with a text written for the film, and read by a young Simeon with a rocky voice.

I Approach

Tightrope walking earthling
Lying heavily on rock
I look for your softness
Your suspended caresses

In my solitude, I approach

My bones follow your tracks
Along smoke-filled banks,
Burns under your sun
My masterful soul

In my solitude, I approach

My wings poisoned
by oily molecules
accept my sorrow
my ghostly pardon

In my solitude, I approach

Tightrope walking earthling
With smoky soul, I approach
I burn in your softness
Masterful earth

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Je viens

Funambule terrien,
Aimanté à la roche,
Je cherche tes douceurs,
Tes caresses suspendues.

Dans ma solitude, je viens

Mes os suivent ta piste,
Aux rivages enfumés
Je brûle sous ton soleil
Mon âme de capitaine

Dans ma solitude, je viens

mes ailes empoisonnées
de molécules pétroliennes
accepte mon désolé
mon pardon fumigène

Dans ma solitude, je viens

Funambule terrien,
A l’âme enfumée je viens
Je brûle dans ta douceur,
Terre capitaine

Tignes is a group of villages that form a high-altitude ski resort in the French Alps, near the Italian border. With nearby Val d’Isère, it’s part of the Espace Killy ski area, linked by a network of lifts. Val Claret and Tignes Le Lac villages are lively hubs, with restaurants and shops. In summer, the area offers trails, golf and a bike park, plus ski runs on the Grande Motte glacier.

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