Tag Archives: Hiking

Travel & Photography: “Wanderlust Alps” (2021)

Stretching from France all the way down to Slovenia, Europe’s most majestic mountain range encompasses eight countries. Wanderlust Alps charts the region’s most treasured routes and guides the reader every step of the way. Aimed at those with an appetite for adventure, this book offers a rich mix of treks for hikers who wish to brave the elements.

Through enlightening maps, first-hand tips, and breathtaking photography, Wanderlust Alps illustrates why the range’s craggy peaks and verdant plains make it an outdoor playground in any season. Expect dazzling content to inspire hikers of any experience and skill level, stunning landscape photography, and helpful hints and information on how best to enjoy more than 50 epic trails.

Alex Roddie is an active backpacker, mountaineer, and climber with over 15 years of outdoor experience. Based in England, he works as an editor, writer, and photographer for outdoor-related print publications and online media. Wanderlust Europe was released by gestalten in 2020.

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Hiking Tour: Ross Lake National Recreation Area In Washington State (4K)

Ross Lake National Recreation Area is a US national recreation area in north central Washington just south of the Canada–US border. It is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Complex which also includes North Cascades National Park and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

Hiking Views: The ‘Tell Trail’ In Switzerland (4K)

The new long-distance path Tell-Trail wends its way across the scenic Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region – from Altdorf up to the Brienzer Rothorn. In eight stages, the trail passes by glittering mountain lakes, through historic villages and world-renowned towns, and takes in the “Big 6” mountains of central Switzerland: Fronalpstock (Stoos), Rigi, Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Titlis and Brienzer Rothorn. The varied flora and fauna and the spectacular mountain landscape are constant features of the itinerary. Stage 5, from Stans to Engelberg, is particularly impressive.

If the good William Tell had had more time, he would have chosen this route through Central Switzerland. The Tell Trail leads you on spectacular high-altitude paths, into small side valleys and along dreamy rippling rivers. You will discover the most famous vantage points and the most beautiful places in Central Switzerland.

You hike in a wide arc from the Tell monument in Altdorf to the Muotathal, storm Stoos, Rigi and Mount Pilatus and finish the tour after a visit to Engelberg and Melchsee-Frutt on the Brienzer Rothorn. The hikes are demanding and the views are dazzling: If it weren’t for the landvogt Gessler, Wilhelm and Walter would have loved to take on this tour.

360° Hikes: Table Mountain In Alberta, Canada (Video)

Immerse yourself in Alberta’s wide-open spaces in this 360-degree experience as National Geographic Travel Photographer Kahli April hikes to Table Mountain in Castle Provincial Park. Follow her as she takes the trail through lush Aspen forest, up rocky scrambles and past waterfalls. At the summit, the wide flat table-like plateau (from where the mountain gets its name) opens up panoramic views from the vast prairies on one side to the peaks of the Canadian Rockies on the other.

Lake Views: Hiking Solo In Northern Sweden (4K)

In the forests of northern Sweden you can be alone for many days, if you choose the right place. This is Tjärnheden near Abborrträsk in Arvidsjaur, an area of 100 km2 with 365 lakes. Good fishing they say. I did find one of Sweden’s coziest huts though, and stayed there for a night.

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. 

Off-Trail Hiking: ‘Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness’, Southwestern Montana

These are some of the highlights from a 5 day off trail backpacking traverse in Montana’s Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, which sits directly north of Yellowstone National Park.

Video timeline: 00:00​ intro 00:49​ start of hike 01:58​ Mount Wallace 04:46​ dropping down to Hellroaring Creek 06:30​ wolverine 08:10​ Crow Mountain 09:17​ Bridge Lake 12:15​ The Crux of the route 14:22​ The Pyramid

Absaroka–Beartooth Wilderness was created from existing National Forest lands in 1978 and is located in Montana and Wyoming, United States. The wilderness is partly in Gallatin, Custer and Shoshone National Forests and is composed of 944,000 acres.

Top HIkes: ‘Devil’s Garden Trail’ – Arches National Park In Utah (4K Video)

Devils Garden Trail at Arches National Park is considered by many fans to be their favorite trail in the Park. View 7 Arches in this 7.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail. The Park rates the trail as difficult.

Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it’s known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the east. Long, thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. Other geological formations include Balanced Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park.

Hiking Tours: ‘Wheeler Peak Summit – Great Basin National Park’ (Video)

Great Basin National Park is in eastern Nevada near the Utah border. It’s in the Great Basin Desert and contains most of the South Snake mountains. In the north, the mountain-hugging Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive leads to towering Wheeler Peak. Nearby is one of several ancient bristlecone pine groves. The marble Lehman Caves have distinctive stalactites and other formations. Park wildlife includes bighorn sheep. 

Hikes: ‘Oeschinensee Lake’ In The Bernese Oberland, Switzerland (4K Video)

Hiking A High Alpine Trail With Amazing Epic Views Of The Lake Oeschinensee !

Oeschinen Lake is a lake in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, 4 kilometres east of Kandersteg in the Oeschinen valley. At an elevation of 1,578 metres, it has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres. Its maximum depth is 56 metres. The lake is fed through a series of mountain creeks and drains underground.