Here are some of my experiences in hiking, from 1950 to now:
Hiking the Appalachian Trail. A 1950 adventure with three friends from school, in which we covered some 50 miles of woodland across Pennsylvania in nearly a week.
The Conquest of Japan's Mount Fuji. In 1959 two army buddies and I climb to the top of the sacred mountain in two days.
Innsbruck Mountain Walk. Walking along a ridge line high in the Austrian Alps, and what I wrote about that Little Adventure back in 1979.
Stoke Bruerne, England. An eight-mile stroll along the towpath of the Grand Union Canal to a lovely old village with a great pub.
A Mountain Walk Near Vaduz, Liechtenstein. An easy daytrip from Zürich in Switzerland takes you through the woods of a tiny nation, with great views.
Backpacking in New York State. Two three-day hikes in the 1970s, on by Mount Marcy in the Adirondacks, the other in the Catskills.
Why Walking Tours? Why I focus my travel writing on healthy walks.
Schneeberg, Austria. Ride up a real mountain in Vienna's backyard on an ancient steam train, then hike to its summit for a view.
Cookham, England. An easy country hike along the River Thames not far from London.
A Really Great Way to Travel. Musings on day hikes in England.
Ascent of the Hafelekar. A mountain walk or hike high above Innsbruck, Austria.
New York City's High Line. An abandoned elevated rail line that cuts through Manhattan's Lower West Side has been transformed into a wonderful hiking trail.
Wendelstein Mountain, Germany. Two short hikes in the foothills of the Alps and a walk atop a mountain are featured in this easy daytrip from Munich.
Lansdale's Wonderful Nature Trail. A near-wilderness experience in the Philadelphia suburbs.
More coming...stay tuned!
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