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Hiking, Climbing and Mountaineering Summer & Winter

Mountaineering, hiking and rock or ice climbing takes you into dramatic settings, whether it's hiking in desert canyons, walking through a grape-scented vineyard or trekking with sherpas. Here are tips for choosing a trip, preparing for a trip and an array of intriguing walking hiking, trekking vacations.

Hiking Around Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Hiking and Canyoneering in Utah's Desert Country
Slickrock terrain in Moab, Utah, delivers prime hiking, and canyoneering in slot canyons and desert country.

5 Unique Hikes in Yellowstone
Best 5 hikes in Yellowstone. Details from person who hiked 300 miles of trails in this national park.

Hiking Trails - Austin-Lehman's Top 10 Hikes in the World
Best Trails - Top 10 Hikes around the world by a hiker who has worn out 12 pair of hiking boots. She is head guide for an award-winning active travel company.

Colombia isn't the first South American country that comes to mind when...
Colombia has rugged and beautiful countryside for hiking and biking. Here's where to how to enjoy it.

Hike the Appalachian Trail Q&A With Adventurer of the Year
She holds the record for hiking the Appalachian Trail in the shortest amount of time. How Jennifer Parr Davis , a National Geographic 2012 Adventurer of the Year did it.

How to Get in Shape for Trekking Trips
How to get in shape for trekking and hiking trips, so you'll enjoy the vacation more.

Musings On Traveling Great, Dangerous Trade Routes in the Himalayas
Travel the Himalayas most dangerous routes with this pioneer explorer. Either in person of via armchair reading and photos.

Adventure Travel With Boundless Journeys
Boundless Journeys offers small groups of active travelers a choice of cultural, active and experiential vacations. Here's why it's an award-winning adventure travel company.

Walking Safaris in Africa
Africa walking safaris let you experience the terrain, sounds and smells as you see lions, elephants, rhinos and other animals up close.

11 Ice Climbing Locales in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana & Canada
Ice climbing challenges in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Courses and guides for beginners to experts.

Tips for Day Hiking in the Mountains
Mountain hiking tips for day hikers who enjoy backcountry trails and trails at resorts in the Rocky Mountains.

Hikes to Discover Dinosaur Footprints & Fossils in Colorado
Where is the largest number of dinosaur tracks on the continent? You can hike to see them in Colorado.

Beach Vacation Destinations Adventure Travelers Will Love
Top beach vacation destinations for adventurous travelers stretch around the world. I culled this list from suggestions offered by beach lovers who travel, adventure travel companies and beach destinations around the globe.

Adventure Travel - A Climbing Web Site for Mountaineers Making a Difference
This unique Web site unites passionate mountain climbers who want to also support change. The members work with and support charities that offer programs to help children and youth connect with nature, and learn and grow in nature.

Hikes & Gentle Walks to See Petroglyphs and Pictographs

Grab Hiking and Biking Trail Descriptions on Free & Local Web Sites
There are Web sites with excellent trail descriptions around the country, but they cost. Why pay. Many resort towns and even cities with extensive public park systems offer free detailed descriptions of hiking and biking trails on their Web sites, or they include links to sites that tell you where to park, length of trails and often rate a trail's steepness and difficulty level.

Parkour & Free Running in Urban Settings
Parkour - the art of moving effectively through the environment using only the human body to overcome obstacles - is a growing activity in urban centers. All you need are the streets, fences, walls and other obstacles one finds in an urban center.

Hiking & Biking Trails - Free Hiking & Biking Trail Tips on TrailLink.com
If you’re looking for hiking tips on where to go, TrailLink has detailed information on more than 30,000 miles of bike trails, walking trails, equestrian trails, and hiking and running trails. On the site, you can customize directions to points along a trail, and share photos, reviews and GPS data.

Hiking in the Swiss Alps - Off the Jungfrau’s Tourist Trail
Guest author and hiking guide Greg Witt believe the Jungfrau region is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It's a glistening mountain landscape and home to the Alps’ highest concentration of glaciers, where you’ll find exquisite hiking trails, dazzling waterfalls, and legendary peaks like the Eiger with its fearsome North Face.

Hiking & Walking Vacations on the Wales Coast Path
This country has the longest coastal walking path in the world. And, if you've walked all 870 miles, stopping to surf, go coasteering, biking and beaching, there's a link to yet another long trail.

Coasteering Involves Climbing Up a Cliff & Jumping Into Water
Coasteering is an adventurous sport that involves climbing up rocky cliffsides then leaping into the ocean. Watch this video.

Adventure Travel Guest Author Greg Witt
As a popular explorer, mountaineer, adventure guide, author, and speaker, guest author Greg Witt is uniquely qualified in the area of Adventure Travel because Greg lives the adventures he writes about.

Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing
Mountaineering encompasses the sports of rock climbing, ice climbing, trekking and scaling the world’s tallest mountains. Here you’ll find links to different types of, and sources for mountaineering, rock climbing and ice climbing.

Choose and Prepare for Hiking, Walking and Trekking Trips
Hiking, walking and trekking vacations are a lot of fun. Here are suggestions for choosing and getting ready for your trip.

Hiking in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
As the cool sandstone walls got closer and closer, until I was forced to remove my backpack and turn sideways to wiggle through, I understood why it was called a slot canyon. I was hiking in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California's largest state park

5 Great Day Hikes Near Salt Lake City
Greg Witt, author of "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City", has hiked well over a thousand miles of Utah trails. Here are his choices for five of the best day hikes close to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pictures of Adventure Travel Destinations
Pictures, Images and Photos of Adventure Travel Destinations. Adventure travelers love these locales. Can you picture yourself in these settings?

Exploring Step by Step On a Walking Trip
Step by step is one approach to slowly savoring the views. Here's a selection of walking trips around the globe.

Red Rock Canyon Is a Peaceful Contrast to the Las Vegas Strip
Red Rock Canyon is a mere 30 minutes from the frenetic activity on the Las Vegas Strip, but walking among these rocks and in the canyons you'd think you were 100 miles away.

Hiking in Peru On Inca Trails is Popular with Adventure Travelers
Hiking along ancient Inca trails to Machu Picchu, on narrow ledges weaving up and down 13,000-foot-high mountains, is the most well-known Peru excursion to many Americans. But, you can hike in a canyon twice the depth of the Grand Canyon, too.

The 5 Best Day Hikes in the Swiss Alps
Looking for details on taking great day hike in the Swiss Alps? Greg Witt, author of "Utimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel," owns a an adventure travel company that specializes in hiking, trekking, and photographic adventures in the Alps. Here are his suggestions.

Canadian Mountain Holidays Heliski and Heli Hike Trips
If heli-skiing or heli-hiking are on your adventure-travel radar, check out the variety of trips offered by Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH). In the winter this company offers heli-ski for advanced intermediates to expert skiers and snowboarders. In the summer, the heli-hiking trips for novices to experienced hikers and for families. CMH also has mountaineering trips.

Payback Time: National Public Lands Day
During the annual National Public Lands Day thousands of volunteers help clean-up and fix-up America's trails and national forests that have been worn down by hikers, mountain bikers and ATVs.

Hike in the Northeast With the Appalachian Mountain Club
If you're looking for a one-stop source of information about hiking trails in the Northeast, places to stay while on the trail, and group hiking trips, you'll want to check out the Appalachian Mountain Club.

The Luxe Route to Climbing a "Fourteener"
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Colorado offers the luxe route to climbing one of Colorado's "fourteeners" -- mountains that peak out higher than 14,000 feet above sea level.

Heli-hiking Family Style in With Canadian Mountain Holidays
Floridian Tony Conboy III relates his experiences heli-hiking family style in the Purcell Mountains in Canada's British Columbian during a trip with Canadian Mountain Holidays.

Companies With Great Hikes, Walks and Treks
Profiles of excellent tour operators who offer hiking, walking and trekking vacations and trips.

Get Outdoors During the Annual National Trails Day
During the annual National Trails Day, every June, hundreds of events take place around the country including hiking, biking, trail maintenance, horseback riding and paddling down streams. Here's where to find an event or activity near you.

Walking Vacation -- Exploring Tasmania by Foot
Walking, hiking and trekking trails crisscross Tasmania, Australia's island state.

Handcrafted Wood Furniture Festival
The Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival showcases the artistry and skills required to craft furniture by schooled hands and eyes, instead of machines. The festival is Sept. 29-30, 2007, prime leaf-peeping season in Woodstock, VT.

What is Deepellling - It Is Rappelling?
Define deepelling. Deepelling is a controlled descent working your way down a steep cliff in a face-forward position. In South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and some other countries it is called abseiling. Have you even see a picture of World War II soldiers working their way down a cliff? Many went face-forward, so they could use weapons if...

Adventure Travel - Pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey's landscape is like nowhere else on earth. Volcanoes erupted more than three million years ago and as the ash settled it formed a layer of tufa, in places covered with basalt lava. Wind and weather eroded the tufa created the fantastical shapes today called "fairy chimneys."

Ice Climbing - Ice Climbing in Ouray Ice Park
The world's to ice climbers dangle from lines on the ice-sheathed Uncompahgre Canyon in Ouray, Colorado, during the Ouray Ice Festival. Ice climbing is one of the most popular sports in this remote town located in southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains, nicknamed Little Switzerland because the steep mountains resemble parts of the Alps.

Best Outdoor Activities for Exercise in the Winter

Top 10 Types of Adventure Travel
Exploring any of these types of adventure travel will enrich your life, and the pictures from your trip will fill a scrapbook with lasting images. From scuba diving to mushing huskies, these examples of unforgettable adventure travel will open new worlds to you.

Adventure Travel with National Geographic Adventures
Active adventure travelers will enjoy these trips, which combines adventure travel and the types of exploration for which National Geographic is famous. The company has united with Mountain Travel Sobek to create these new adventure trips. Here's where to find a list of these amazing adventures.

Adventure Sports Listings & Adventure Travel Directories for Active Travelers
Adventure sports listings and adventure travel directories for active travelers seeking where to go for extreme sports and adventurous trips.

Tips for Exploring the Wilderness & Outdoors Safely This Summer
Tips to increase your safety and enjoyment when exploring the wilderness and during outdoor excursions.

Best Hiking & Mountain Biking in Scottsdale & Phoenix, Arizona
Best hiking and mountain biking trail sources for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Photos of Molokai, Hawaii: An unspoiled island for adventurous travelers
These images show what awaits adventure travelers on Molokai, Hawaii, where there's lots of terrain for hiking, biking, and swimming in waterfall-fed pools. Take a mule ride or hike down the steep almost 1,800-foot high cliffside to Kalaupapa National Historic Park and tour of the former leper colony.

Rock Art Walk With an Archeologist in St. George, Utah
Taking a rock art walk in St. George, Utah offers insights into the culture of the local Native American tribes.

1,500 Petroglyphs - Rock Art at Parowan Gap, Utah
More than 1,500 petroglyphs have been drawn on this small section of cliff near Cedar City, Utah.

Walk on the Walls Surrounding Dubrovnik, the Biggest Walled City in Croatia
Walking on the parapets that surround the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, reveals how residents live among the growing tourist crowds from cruise ships.

Hiking Tips From Top Guide at Austin-Lehman Adventures
Hiking tips and top 10 trails to hike by Kacey Austin, who wore out 12 pairs of hiking boots while choosing her favorites.

Adventure Trekking and Walking Tours - Self Guided
If adventure trekking, walking tours and hiking trips are your favorite vacations, but you don't like to travel in groups, here's a list of self-guided trips. But, companies give you maps, routes and ferry luggage between hotels.

Glacier Hiking is Truly Walking on Water
Glacier hiking lets you walk on water. Here are summertime hikes on Canada's Athabasca Glacier, Iceland's glaciers, the Matanuska glacier in Alaska, the Altsch in Switzerland, and the Fox Glacier and the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand.

Walking the Mutianyu Part of China's Great Wall
Where to walk on the Great Wall of China near Beijing. The Mutianyu section has a cable car,chairlift and alpine slide, creating a Disney-like theme park atmosphere for people going up or back down.

Horseback Riding & Cattle Drives at Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Colorado
This luxury guest ranch in Colorado offers horseback riding, cattle drives, hiking, mountain biking and gourmet dinners in the evening.

Multisport Trips in Latin America
Multisport vacations in Latin America. Hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling and other adventures in Costa Rica to Chile.

Guest Author Cece Wildeman
Cece Williams wrote the Best Five Hikes in Yellowstone for About.com's Adventure Travel site.

Iceland Adventure Trips
Iceland for hiking volcanoes and ice caps to see the Northern Lights.

Hut-To-Hut Hiking and Skiing Worldwide
Hut to hut hiking in the summer and fall. Cross country skiing hut to hut in the winter.

Great Waterfall Hikes
Great waterfall hikes for people who want to walk into beautiful settings. Easy walks to difficult hikes to waterfalls reaching as high as 380-feet-tall.

What is a Slot Canyon -Great for Hiking & Canyoneering
Canyoneering and hiking in slot canyons, at times only three or four feet wide at the bottom, create wonderful highs.Utah has lots of slot canyons.

Hiking and Rappelling in Utah's Slot Canyons
Hiking and rappelling in southern Utah's slot canyons, you see nature at its most beautiful and dramatic up-close.

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