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Top 5 Hikes in Ireland

May 11, 2018 by Dawn Rainbolt
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Top 10 Training Tips for Strenuous and Ultimate Challenge Hikes

July 17, 2017 by Hilary Walters

"Proper hiking techniques are crucial for safety and satisfaction, and practicing them makes it easier to cover varied terrain over long distances with greater ease and comfort. Utilizing proper techniques also helps conserve maintain energy levels at higher altitudes, reduce fatigue, achieve your goals, and most importantly, have a lot more fun on your next Mountain Travel Sobek adventure." Africa Regional Specialist and avid hiker Hilary Walters shares her training tips for Mountain Travel Sobek's Strenuous and Ultimate Challenge hiking trips.

 

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Going Solo on the Volcano

March 13, 2017 by Bill Fink

"When my cheap local flashlight flickered and died in the total darkness of an Indonesian jungle path, I tried to look at the bright side of things. At least the sunset on the summit had been pretty."

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Finding Time to Say Hello in Yosemite

November 28, 2016 by Bill Fink

"With four million annual visitors, you wouldn't think Yosemite would be a spot for solitude. But hike for just a mile or two away from the crowded main valley, and you'll discover, as I did, the peaceful tranquility of one of America's most popular parks."

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Finding Your Personal Best on the Inca Trail

September 16, 2016 by Bill Fink

"While a group hike has the advantages of a trusted guide, companionship, and safety, the downside is that you’re in traffic—that very same congestion you left home to avoid. While road rage on the trail is rare, the frustration of a group march can be real, whether you’re a high-speed hiker or a dawdler. But a couple lessons I learned on the Inca Trail changed my perspective."

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