The longest hiking

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I hear such beautiful things about the Alps!! So jealous! Where in the Alps will you be going?My friend and I have been dreaming about Patagonia for over a year now and we're also waiting for travels to open up again to embark on their trails!The longest day hike I've done is at Grand Canyon's (19.2 miles), I went with two very strong hikers and we hardly took breaks despite the massive elevation gain so we ended up finishing in around 6 hours. In trying to keep up, I messed up my knees for a couple months 🤣Longest thru-hike is Kilimanjaro (42 miles).The most beautiful has been... hands down at Romsdalseggen in Norway. ⛰️
mkotenko's profile thumbnail
Oh, such beautiful and incredible places you're writing about - Patagonia, Grand Canyon, Kilimanjaro and Norway. The Grand Canyon is unbelievable and Norway is breathtaking. So many places need to visit. I'm thinking about Tour de Mont Blanc.
Ashima's profile thumbnail
I am biased since I'm from California, but truly the Sierra Nevada is breath taking. I did a 40 mile backpacking trip through Raes Lake Loop and hundreds of miles throughout Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Mammoth, Yosemite, Emigrant Wilderness, etc and will never get the images of the images of the granite peaks out of my head.
mkotenko's profile thumbnail
California nature is amazing. I fell in love with Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Such gorgeous places.
kristenb's profile thumbnail
John Muir Trail which runs the California Sierras from Yosemite to Whitney this summer. My first thru hike. I had done a 7 day last year and up to 3 days before that. 190 miles, 19 days. Endless alpine lakes, meadows, waterfalls, cold plunges, and views that can only be gotten by foot and atleast a few days adventure. We were surprised how many people we actually saw on the trail and made some close friends (all while covid). Our face masks turned out to be more helpful for avoiding wildfire smoke inhalation at the end of our trip. How I wish I could go back and do it again ... or the next thru hike. Where should that be?!Keep up the hikin!
mkotenko's profile thumbnail
The United States is a great place for hikers. So many marvellous National Parks!
lita81gr's profile thumbnail
My most strenuous hike was Colca Canyon in 2019. This is the 2nd deepest canyon in the world (Grand canyon is actually #5 in depth). For that route I did about 13.5 miles in length and a descent of about 4000 ft according to my watch lol. This made me realize that strenuous hikes are just not for me, I feel too old for it.
mkotenko's profile thumbnail
Wow, an interesting experience to hike in the deepest canyon. The trails can be exhausted.