Grand Canyon: Rim2Rim

Hiking rim to rim between north and south rim of the Grand Canyon national park, Arizona is a challenging hike, especially, if attempted in a single day. The north rim is at ~8K feet altitude and the south rim is at ~7K feet. The trail is ~25 miles long and has a gain of ~5K… Continue reading Grand Canyon: Rim2Rim

Canadian Rockies: Skyline trail in Jasper NP

The Skyline trail in the Jasper national park, Alberta, Canada is one of the must do backpacking hikes in the Canadian Rockies. It is ~28 miles through the grizzly country. The trail is mostly exposed and above the tree line and hence called the skyline trail. People usually take 2-3 days to hike. There are… Continue reading Canadian Rockies: Skyline trail in Jasper NP

Iceland: Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls

The Laugavegur is a 35-mile long trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk in the Icelandic highlands. It is one of the most famous hikes in Iceland. Fimmvörðuháls is a 16-mile long trail between Þórsmörk and Skógar. Hikers often combine the two trails (~52 miles) and hike from Landmannalaugar to Skógar in a single backpacking trip. The… Continue reading Iceland: Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls