If you read Wild by Cheryl Strayed or watch the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, then you know there’s a place called Kennedy Meadows. This idyllic spot marks the southern end of the Sierra Nevada. The hiking trail here at Kennedy Meadows is part of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). I went for a short day hike just to get a feel of this wild setting. With plenty of time and a good… Read More

Fear of hiking in the desert? Heat is part of the game. Embrace it and you’ll be fine. Yes, desert hiking can be dangerous, but if you plan ahead, then a travel in the desert can be an adventure. I’ve done a lot of summer hiking in the American Southwest, and I’m fully aware of all the hazards. I had to learn from scratch as I’m from a country where the weather… Read More

Going on a road trip? Check out these 5 bridges. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos (New Mexico). At 650 ft above the Rio Grande, it’s the fifth highest bridge in the USA. Rio Grande Gorge is a rift valley and a stunning landscape. There’s a nice hiking trail along the rim. The bridge has appeared in several films like Natural Born Killers, Twins, Wild Hogs, and Terminator Salvation. The sad story about this bridge is the… Read More

Yep, you can hike in Las Vegas. Red Rock Canyon is only a short drive from the bustling Strip, and it’s actually the perfect place to go if you need a break from the festive and euphoric sounds. For a quick fix of peace, choose the Calico Tanks Trail. It’s a great 2-3 hours hike. The trail is rated moderate with some scrambling over and around boulders. You’ll hike through a colorful landscape… Read More

Spontaneous hiking! I think it must be what I did in Helena, Montana. I was getting ready to leave the city early in the morning, but before doing so, I decided to cruise the streets. What really caught my attention was the mountain visible from every direction. I wondered how to get there, because I would love to hike up for a super view of the city. The mountain is named Mount Helena… Read More