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Langtang Valley Trek: 1 Year After The Quake

By Dustin Walker

Dorjee handed me the glass and smiled. I tried my best to smile back. It was late afternoon in Briddim, a tiny village perched on a grassy Himalayan slope in Nepal’s Langtang Valley. And apparently, it was also time for a drink. My wife Shawneen and I had just started our 9-day trek through the […]

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3 Sweet Substitutes for the Packed Annapurna Circuit

By Dustin Walker

The Annapurna Circuit has been a mainstay on Top 10 trekking lists for years. The reasons are obvious. Hikers get to tread through alpine forests, thick jungle and the remarkable high altitude desert of the Tibetan plateau during this famous three-week trek. Buddhist culture, killer views –this is truly one of the most epic trails in […]

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S&TT Roundup: The Latest On Killer Treks From Across The Globe

By Dustin Walker

There’s nothing quite like tackling a tough trek in the blistering heat. Sweat stings your eyes as you power up the inclines. Your feet burn and your throat feels charcoal-dry. But when you finally get to camp and drop that pack to the ground, there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing you didn’t let the heat beat you […]

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5 Of The World’s Most Unique Adventure Tours

By Dustin Walker

There’s culinary tours, wildlife tours, and tours to places that will make your skin crawl. In fact, no matter what you’re into, odds are there’s a tour operator out there somewhere who can hook you up with just what you’re looking for. But what if the experience you crave is a bit out of the […]

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Would You Hike These Haunted Trails?

By Dustin Walker

There’s really two kinds of fear. First, there’s the cliff-hanging, adrenaline-boosting ‘please-God-don’t-let-me-fall’ kind of terror that every outdoor explorer has probably experienced at some point. And then there’s the other kind of fear. It’s more subtle; it creeps up slowly, tightening your chest and sending shivers through your bones. It’s the stuff Richard Matheson books […]

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Climbers Eye Myanmar After Historic Ascent

By Dustin Walker

Myanmar’s one of those rare places that is still undiscovered. It’s wild, unspoiled and a dream destination for any type of adventurer. And now, this southeast Asian country has just leapt onto the radar of mountaineers and technical climbers from across the globe.

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Beyond Kilimanjaro: 3 Little-Known African Parks With Epic Trekking

By Dustin Walker

Rising almost 20,000 feet high, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest hikable mountain and a dream trek for anyone who loves a challenge. What makes this African destination so enticing for hikers is that you don’t have to be a climber – no ropes or pulleys are needed. This place is remote, yet accessible. […]

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Solo Backpacking Is All About Heart & Soul

By Dustin Walker

Survivor Man star Les Stroud never seems fazed when he’s on the verge of starvation. The guy’s a pro, after all. But watch the show long enough, and you’ll find out what really gets to this survivalist superstar – it becomes clear the moment he pulls out his harmonica and plays some melancholy jazz tune. […]

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Top 4 Alternatives to The Appalachian Trail

By Dustin Walker

It’s the flagship trail of the U.S. If you haven’t heard about it, you’re probably not that into hiking (in North America, anyway). Yes, the 2,180(ish)-mile Appalachian Trail has earned its much-deserved title as an iconic American trek. But despite its rocky terrain and grueling distance, about 2,000 people still attempt to thru-hike the sucker […]

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