misc hikes

Dave with pack and cows on the Camino

The Best Hiking Pack I Have Ever Owned

After 18+ months and 200+ miles, I'm very impressed with my Osprey Talon 44 hiking pack. Here's why.

Mueller Hut Route view

The Mueller Hut Route: A Gloriously Tough Day Hike

The Mueller Hut route in Mount Cook National Park was a tough, sweaty, wonderful day hike.

Overlooking lake in Acadia National Park

Making the Most of a Day in Acadia National Park

How to get the most out of Acadia National Park when you totally underestimate how long you need there.

Grand Canyon

A Short Hike in the Grand Canyon: South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge

A short hike down the Grand Canyon's South Kaibab trail.

Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

Hiking the Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand

We’d arrived in Picton the day before, making the three hour ferry crossing across Cook Strait on the kind of...

Tongariro Crossing

A Long Day in the Mountains: Hiking the Tongariro Crossing

Finally the day had come. We were preparing to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 20-odd kilometre trek in the...

Cradle Mountain black and white

Moody Cradle Mountain

The weather forecast didn’t look great. While the sun was shining brightly in Launceston as we walked to the car,...