Sunday, September 19, 2010

World’s Scariest Hikes

Stephen Regenold, a.k.a. the Gear Junkie, had an article published in the August issue of Travel+Leisure Magazine that covers ten of the planet’s most treacherous and scariest hikes.

His list of the World’s Scariest Hikes include:

1. Half Dome’s Cable Route, Yosemite National Park
2. West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, Canada
3. Mount Huashan Trail, China
4. Rover’s Run, Anchorage, Alaska
5. El Caminito del Rey, Spain
6. Devils Path, NY
7. Peekaboo Gulch, Utah
8. Kalalau Trail, Kauai
9. Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala
10. Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea

What's really cool is that the article includes videos from a couple of the trails, including two fairly famous videos that have made the email and blogs rounds over the years: the Mount Huashan Trail and El Caminito del Rey hikes.

You can check out the article by clicking here.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

my best friends and i are planning on trekkin in the smokies. i am an avid hiker and i like to survive in forests around nc. and georgia. i hunt with a bow. and i like being completely excluded from the real word. i watched man women wild, i think they were in the smokies. i was wondering if anyone knew if we could just be allowd to go out in the wild? and restrictions or laws?

jack

smoky scout said...

I saw that episode of "Man, Woman, Wild" and there were a number of things that I thought were ridiculous. They built themselves a shelter and fire for a couple of days off-trail (the premise being they were lost and waiting for someone to find them)which is reasonable, but when they decided to walk out, they did not dismantle it all and return it to its natural state. And making spears to protect themselves from wild animals was over the top. When they finally stopped overnight in an "abandoned" cabin I concluded that they were not within the GSMNP boundaries.

You can research on the Park website to find restrictions for hunting, camping only in established sites, etc.