From the world's expert in outdoor adventure, here is the ultimate hiker's bucket list, with 100 breathtaking experiences for beginners to experts around the globe--from the celebrated Appalachian Trail to the off-the-beaten path (but not to be missed!) Six Waterfalls Hike in Micronesia.
Filled with beautiful National Geographic photography, wisdom from expert hikers like Andrew Skurka, need-to-know travel information, and practical wildlife-spotting tips, this inspirational guide offers the planet's best experiences for hikers and sightseers. From short day hikes--California's Sierra High Route, Lake Agnes Teahouse in Alberta, Norway's Mt. Skala--to multiday excursions like Mt. Meru in Tanzania and multi-week treks (Egypt's Sinai Trail, Bhutan's Snowman Trek, and the Bibbulum Track in Australia), you'll find a hike that matches your interests and skill level. Crossing all continents and climates (from the jungles of Costa Rica to the ice fields in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Parks), as well as experiences (a wine route through Switzerland or moose spotting on the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming,) there is a trail for everyone in these pages. So pack your gear and lace your boots: this comprehensive and innovative guide will lead you to experience the best hikes of your life!
AUTHOR: KATE SIBER is a freelance journalist and a correspondent for Outside
magazine. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler
, National Parks
, the Boston Globe
, the New York Times
, and the Washington Post
, among many other newspapers and magazines, and has been honored with several Lowell Thomas awards, including Travel Journalist of the Year. Her children's book, National Parks of the U.S.A.
, a large-format, illustrated tour of the country's great parks for kids ages 6 to 9, was published in 2018.
ANDREW SKURKA (foreword) is an accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer. He was named Adventurer of the Year by Outside and National Geographic magazines, and Person of the Year by Backpacker. He is the author of The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, now in its second edition. Skurka is most well-known for his solo long-distance hiking trips. When not living out of his backpack, he resides in Boulder, Colorado.