Backpacking the Wind River Range. It should be the right of passage for any trail lover. Titcomb basin connects a series of trails to deliver hikers to a granite stronghold of alpine lakes and Wyoming's tallest peaks. The fishing is excellent. The elevation gain is minimal. Dogs are allowed in the Wind River Range, a rarity for wilderness areas in the U.S. It's little wonder that NOLS using as this for a lot of its course work.
- noun: hiker; a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk
This video documents a 2.5 month solo camping trip I made to Europe in 2008, visiting England and Scotland, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, and Turkey.
Instead of staying in the cities and typical tourist spots, I wanted to see the country and the people who live there. I decided that the best way to do that was to go on foot, hiking and camping everywhere I went.
I carried everything with me including my tent, sleeping bag, stove and cook set, and a few days supply of food. On many hikes I found myself totally alone in the mountains far from any roads or people. Sometimes it would get lonely or frustrating, especially when the weather got really bad or things broke down, but it was always worth it at the end of the trail.
This video shows my trip in England and Scotland where I did the majority of my hiking and spent the most time. I am working on the other parts of the video right now.
This immensely popular route winds up Waterton Canyon, following the spectacular South Platte River as it spills westward out of the mountains. The scenic canyon, the rumbling Platte, and the wide, flat trail draws the outdoorsy in large but comfortable numbers to the area; hikers share the trail easily with cyclists, equestrians, and families with children in strollers. The trail leads a double life: Its broad, flat, multi-use surface leads to picnic areas, fishing spots, and seclusion within easy reach of Denver and its suburbs, but it also serves as the eastern terminus for the Colorado Trail, which travels for 473 miles through some of the wildest and most inaccessible country in the Rocky Mountains. Because the canyon serves as trailhead for a monstrously long walk to Durango, you can hike as far as you please.
EXPLORE22 is back from Peru! After working with orphanages, braving daring hikes/climbs in the Andes Mountains, and encountering UFO's while camping in the Sacred Valley, we bring you our first teaser! Full webisode will be available and live on explore22.com in July 2011!