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16 Days of Adventures on New Zealand’s South Island

We wanted an active, New Zealand adventure and in February 2017, we spent sixteen days on the South Island. We hiked 10 different treks, over 110 miles, with 34,000 feet of elevation gains and losses.  We tramped in the Southern Alps, along Franz Josef Glacier and climbed to the summit of Avalanche Peak. We completed two of NZ’s nine, famous ...
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A 2-Day Solo Adventure – Climbing Utah’s Highest Mountain, Kings Peak (13,528 ft.)

If you are ever in Salt Lake City, Utah, short on time, but want an epic outdoor adventure, go climb the state’s highest mountain, King’s Peak 13,528 ft. (4,123 m), via the Henry Fork Trail. A 3-hour drive from the city, this beautiful and scenic 28-mile round trip trek with 5,436 ft. of ascent, can easily be done in 2-days. ...
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NZ: Backpacking the Milford Track

The Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks and is located in Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island. It is a very popular one-way, 33-mile/ 53.5km, 3,000 m/ 10,000 ft. cumulative ascent and decent, 4-day, hut-to-hut trek from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound. The Milford Track takes you through beech forest, valleys, alpine tussocks, ...
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NZ: The Mueller Hut Route in Mt. Cook National Park

Hands down, this was our favorite trek in New Zealand. The panoramic views are epic; glaciers, lakes, snow covered mountains and ice cliffs. We hiked the route in less than 6-hours and only recommend it to those in good physical condition, who are prepared and wearing appropriate shoes and clothing. Summary The Mueller Hut Route is in the Southern Alps ...
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NZ: Backpacking The Kepler Track in 2 Days

The Kepler Track was my favorite of the two Great Walks we hiked in New Zealand. The other, the very popular Milford Track, had similar scenery, but none of the breathtaking ridgeline views that make the Kepler Track unique. The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. It is an easy trek to plan because it is ...
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