Hiking Etiquette 101: HIKING TRAIL ETIQUETTE FOR BEGINNERS

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You are out on a trail and are starting to get into this whole hiking thing. But then you find yourself wondering about some basic rules of hiking trail etiquette.  Who has right of way when you pass on a narrow trail?  Should you say anything to other hikers when you pass them? What should … Read more

Hiking for Beginners: HIKING 101

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Hiking gives you the chance to be out in nature and see incredible scenery that you can’t see from a car.  It gives you a chance to be in fresh air, commune with nature and gain a deep respect for the environment.  However, it can be daunting at the beginning.  So, it’s good to know … Read more

Hiking French Valley, Torres del Paine

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A snow-capped mountain ridge towers far above, a glacier gliding down a slope.  In the distance is a bright turquoise lake, dotted with tiny islands.  Above the woods around me, the horizontally striped, sweeping pinnacles of the Cuernos del Paine loom high above behind me. In between, another mountain ridge makes a swooping valley wall.  … Read more