Quick Stats: Ha Ling Peak Location: Around an hour's drive from Calgary, Alberta, in the Canmore area just outside Banff National Park. Elevation: 2481 metres Round-trip time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: Easy (a great scramble for those who are nervous about heights!) Height gain: 816 . . .
"Hiking" can be an extremely broad term. It can encompass leisurely strolls on a well-maintained path, pacing up and down rolling hills, and traversing rocky and uneven terrain with a constant uphill grade (though, perhaps that's better put into the "scrambling" category). I'll admit that I used . . .
Quick Stats: Mount Baldy Location: One hour away from Calgary, Alberta, in Kananaskis Country just outside Banff National Park. Elevation: 2193 metres Round-trip time: 4-6 hours Difficulty: Moderate (due to the crux, which is about 2/3rds of the way to the peak and is avoidable) Height gain: . . .
I'm constantly impressed with how photogenic this place is—meaning, the little vineyard where I've been spending the month in central Chile. In the north, Chile is incredibly dry. I mean, there is nothing. No scrub, no scattered patches of dried grass, but long stretches of open road with nothing . . .
If you find yourself in the Oasis of Huacachina, and most travellers who are making their way through southern Peru by bus do, you're probably there to try your hand at sandboarding. This village of less than 200 is kind of an icon. . . .