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Hiking and Cycling the California Missions Trail

Live · 11 Oct 2022 7:00pm

Hiking and Cycling the California Missions Trail with Sandy Brown

In our October Cicerone Live event, join Sandy Brown to explore the California Missions Trail.

Lake Bennett

Article · 16 Jul 2022

True grit on the Chilkoot Trail

Brendan Sainsbury follows the Chilkoot Trail, an epic land route stretching for 53km from Dyea in Alaska to Lake Bennett in Canada, sometimes referred to as history’s last great adventure

Wild Photography Holidays

Article · 26 Feb 2022

How to photograph the northern lights

Seeing the northern lights can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Photographing this spectacular, natural phenomenon is difficult, but James Rushforth has this advice.

DCP 0075

Article · 18 Sept 2021

Cherry-picking routes on the Pacific Crest Trail

Time. We only have so much. The Pacific Crest Trail can be one of the most enjoyable treks of a lifetime, but it takes five to six months. Mark McLain gives a couple of examples...

Tin Hat Mountain 2

Feature · 7 Aug 2021

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Trail

Part passion project, part conservation scheme, part showcase of community activism, British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Trail was conceived in the early 1990s and has gradually grown in length and ambition to become Canada’s longest hut-to-hut...

new mexico snow

Feature · 1 Mar 2020

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: The frozen finish and final thoughts

Owen Eigenbrot has reached the end of the long walk from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail and reflects on the final miles that took him there. The Mexican border...

Parkview

Feature · 20 Oct 2019

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: 1500 miles completed, many more to go

Owen Eigenbrot has reached around the halfway stage of his thru-hike from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail. With each new trail segment, he realises that the...

The author imagines he is in Montana on a training hike along the Bay Area Ridge Trail in California.

Feature · 4 Aug 2019

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: Prep and planning

Owen Eigenbrot is preparing to thru-hike from Canada to Mexico across the US on the yet-to-be-finished Continental Divide Trail. Planning for a 3100-mile trek is a daunting task,...

The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

Article · 2 Feb 2019

Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

​Climbing the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is an intimidating prospect; the easiest route is by way of its notorious cable route. For those who fancy the challenge, Giles Story has produced this need-to-know guide.

Wonder Lake

Article · 3 Nov 2018

Wilderness amid the crowds in Alaska

Christine Gordon went on a trip of a lifetime travelling through Alaska in search of solitude and the remote and wild beauty it is famous for, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.

America Banner

Feature · 25 Feb 2018

Does a bear *** in the woods?

Matt Heason recounts his family’s trip to Yosemite, with the added bonus of a trip up Half Dome and a memorable encounter with a ‘bear’.

Snow Storm

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Shelter from the Storm - A lucky escape in New Hampshire's winter mountains

So often we can underestimate the difficulty of the walk and the severity of the weather. Here, Eric tells the cautionary tale of a recent winter hiking experience in the...

Mojave Desert  Hiking The  Pct

Feature · 9 Jan 2017

When plans fall apart: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

When David and Lisa Jordan set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail they had it all planned out: equipment, resupply and daily mileage. It was to be the trip of a lifetime. However...