High on Hiking

hikes around the world

Hiking is my high!

Oh how I love the ‘high’ that hiking gives me.  For me it’s not only a chance to challenge myself and keep me in shape, but it normally provides me the chance to get back to basics – simplify my thoughts and day. Breath fresh air, clear my mind, see beautiful views.  I love the chance to enjoy the big wide open views and simply ponder my current life questions or challenges.

Since I’m hiking in Turkey during the month of November – I thought I’d share some of my photography from my past hikes around the world.  These were all wonderful hikes I’ve done around the globe – some long, some steep, some short – and some failed.  Click on the title link to get more info on them.  If you get a chance – check them out when you are visiting that country!

Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo – 2 day hike

Mt. Kinabalu Borneo hike

Mt. Kinabalu Borneo 2 day hike

Camino De Santiago – 5 week hike across Northern Spain

Camino de Santiago picture

Hiking/Walking in Northern Spain

Tiger Leaping Gorge –  2 day hike China

Hiking tiger leaping gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge-ous!

Oman Mountain Hiking – 1 to 3 Days

Wadi Hiking Oman

Annapurna Circuit – 18-23 days Hiked with my 73 yr old father!

Annapurna circuit pass

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit heading up Thorung La Pass

Hiking Mount Sinai in Egypt – 1/2 Day

Mt. Sinai sunset trek

Hiking to Mt. Sinai for Sunset

Hiking the Famous W Circuit – 3 to 4 days in Chile Patagonia

W trek

Hiking the W Trek in Chile Patagonia – Moody weather but gorgeous views!

The Great Wall China Jinshaling and Simatai- 1 to 2 days

Jinshaling and Simatai trek great wall

Hiking in Feynan Jordan from Feynan Ecolodge – 1/2 day

Hiking Dana Reserve Jordan

Hiking in Feynan Jordan from the Ecolodge

Hiking the Milford Trek – 3 days in New Zealand

Milford Trek New Zealand

HIking the Milford Trek New Zealand

A Failed Attempt at Kilimanjaro – 7 days Tanzania

hiking kilimanjaro

Hiking Kilimanjaro – close – but no cigar. The one trek I didn’t finish!

Hiking FitzRoy near El Chalten – 1 day Argentina Patagonia

Fitz Roy Hike

Hiking to Fitz Roy in the distance

Hiking in Hawaii – Variable Days

HIking Hawaii

Hiking the Old Pali Highway – so many great day hikes around Hawaii!

Hiking the Viedma Glacier in Argentina Patagonia – 1/2 day

hike Viedma Glacier Argentina

Hiking Viedma Glacier was fun and adventurous!

Hiking the Atlas Mountains – 1 day Morocco

Atlas Mountain treks

Hiking the Atlas Mountain in Morocco

I have so many more places that remain on my hiking wish list – but first – I have to make it through my current trek on the Lycian Way!

Where are some of your favorite hiking destinations?



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14 Comments so far

  1. Nailah says:

    This post just makes me what to run screaming from my cubicle! I’ve only done one or two longer hikes (Inca Trail and Northern Thailand) but this post is inspiring me to add more as part of my 2014 travels…wherever they may be.

  2. Rebecca says:

    You’ve done so many hikes!! Amazing. I just finished the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea – 8 days through the jungle. It was a key track in World War Two, when Australia defended the country against the Japanese, so it was a very special trip. Add it to your list :-)

  3. Tina says:

    Thanks for this great list. I started following you on the Camino de Santiago de Compostale, a trek I’ve always wanted to do. Also I had recently seen the movie The Way. Thanks for sharing all the hikes.

  4. Angela says:

    I enjoy hiking when traveling as well. It is great to get away from the crowds and meet with nature. It is also a cheap way of traveling if done unguided, which I normally do.

    I was in Chile for Torres del Paine with plans on doing the W. However, a forest fire stopped our plans. We still were able to hike, but were not able to do the full W. I hope to go back someday to conquer the entire trail!

  5. Christie says:

    Wow, beautiful pics! I like hiking basically anywhere in Hawaii or in Seattle :) Your places look cool, too… I guess 😉

  6. El Chalten is my favorite place to hike because you do lots of great day hikes without carrying a large pack and sleeping on the ground.

    Tarijena, Bolivia is also one of my favorites. I did a two-day hike, and it was wonderful to have such a beautiful area all to ourselves.

  7. Travelling on foot is a rare pleasure and you have covered so very, very much territory! This is such an amazing and truly inspiring list and your images are all gorgeous!

  8. Roeena Ghosh says:

    Traveling and hiking is the most favorite hobbies of mine. I am all time ready to do this. Turkey is very great place to hiking I wish I will go there in next year for hiking.

  9. Frank says:

    Wow! Gorgeous. I may have to write you at a later day to find out the details on some of those hikes, I’d like to see some of these for myself.
    Frank (bbqboy)

  10. Dan says:

    Wow you’ve done some really amazing hikes and you’ve got some equally amazing photos to go with them

  11. Zori says:

    Some great places here and photos are absolutely stunning!

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