After our Inca trail hike this summber, I have been thinking of the world’s best multi-day hikes and have compiled this list so far: Grand Canyon rim to river, USA Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand Routeburn Track, New Zealand Torres del Paine W Trek, Chile Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal Tour du Mont Blanc, France/Italy/Switzerland… Continue reading Best Treks I Want to Do
The only way to get to LeConte Lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to hike up a mountain. To stay the night, you need to make reservations far in advance. We sent in our reservation request in August last year and then waited till the October 1 drawing of names. We did… Continue reading LeConte Lodge
For Amber’s birthday last fall, we went camping in Cloudland Canyon. We camped in the walk-in campground which was nice and secluded, but full due to the season. Here’s our first day’s hike, around the West rim loop. On the second day, we went to see the waterfalls and the overlooks near the park office.… Continue reading Cloudland Canyon
In October, we usually head to North Georgia to hike, enjoy the nice weather and see some fall colors. This time we booked a room at the Len Foote Hike Inn which can only be reached by hiking 5 miles from the Amicalola Falls State Park. Here is our hike path from Amicalola Falls to… Continue reading Len Foote Hike Inn
Raven Cliff Falls are beautiful falls located near Helen, GA. Raven Cliff Falls Trail Some photos:
Getting to Cohutta Wilderness is not easy as you have to drive for more than 20 miles on unpaved roads and then there’s the issue of arranging cars so you can do a point-to-point hike. On the other hand, Lake Conasauga campground is beautiful and Cohutta Wilderness has a number of great hikes. We took… Continue reading Cohutta Wilderness
The Bear hair Gap Trail starts in Vogel State Park and takes you to the Blood Mountain Wilderness. Do go on the half-mile spur trail for a nice view of the lake.
This loop trail requires driving on Forest Service Road 42 for a while to get to the trailhead, but the unpaved road is in good condition and the Appalachian trail is always busy. Basically, the loop consists of sections of the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye trails which crisscross each other a couple of times in… Continue reading Three Forks Loop
A nice loop trail up Blood Mountain is to start on Jarrad Gap trail from Lake Winfield Scott, then go on the Appalachian trail and return to the lake via the Slaughter Creek trail.
Tallulah Gorge State Park would be fun to go kayaking. But even from the rim it’s very pretty in the fall. Here’s the Tallulah Gorge South Rim Trail. North Rim Trail: Trail to Inspiration Point: