Our Ambassadors share their favorite hikes spanning the globe, from Slovenia to Annapurna.
Who: Lindsay and Kyle (@tandemtrekking)
Where: The Wonderland Trail, WA, USA
Why: “The Wonderland Trail is a gorgeous high alpine trail that travels all the way around Mount Rainier in a whopping 93 miles and 22,000 feet of elevation gain. With the constant up and down this is not an easy trail but the incredibly scenic views of Mount Rainier from every angle make it worth it.
Where: Mount Skuta, Slovenia
Why: “The trail was definitely on the vertical side and my knees felt eighty years old by the time we hiked out. Nevertheless, the view is stunning and the alpine shelter itself is an architectural masterpiece. I'd do it all over again, just as soon as my knees recover!”
Who: Dylan Haskins
Where: Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal
Why: “Hiking the Annapurna Base Camp trek was truly a life-changing experience for me. To stand in front of these incredible mountains really puts things into perspective. 11 days of trekking through the Annapurna mountain range, eating Dal Bat and drinking hot tea at the Nepali tea houses along the trek - can life get any better? Nepal feels like a second home to me, and I can't wait to go back and experience its mountains and its friendly people again.”
Who: Gretchen Powers
Where: Middle Sister, Kodiak Island, USA
Why: “My current favorite hike on Kodiak island is Middle Sister Mountain. There are Three Sisters that are a very well known silhouette from town, and the middle one is my favorite, the trail is steep up through trees, cuts across fields and has a little rock scrambling towards the top to keep things interesting! I got to share it with my mom when she visited last summer and it was such a treat!”
Who: Mitch Cheek
Where: Farwell Canyon, Canada
Why: “One of my favourite places in the world. It’s called Farwell Canyon. It boasts Canada’s largest sand dune while holding the rare hoodoo formations over the beautiful Chilcotin River. This is one of the many places I put my feet on the ground to connect with nature.”
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