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Inspiration for adventures that you can undertake yourself, and details on how to accomplish them. Focusing on long distance trails around the world: hiking, water trails (canoe/kayak/sailing), and other adventures.

Trails Around the World Trails Around the World by Sky King

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

Inspiration for adventures that you can undertake yourself, and details on how to accomplish them. Focusing on long distance trails around the world: hiking, water trails (canoe/kayak/sailing), and other adventures.

    020 Canada’s Canol Heritage Trail with J.R. Harris. Spectacular scenery, wildlife, history, and challenge through 350km of remote Canadian wilderness.

    020 Canada’s Canol Heritage Trail with J.R. Harris. Spectacular scenery, wildlife, history, and challenge through 350km of remote Canadian wilderness.

    The Northwest Territories’ Canol Heritage Trail has spectacular scenery and wildlife, as well as interesting historical significance.  220 miles/350 kilometers long, it takes about 3 weeks to hike, and is the most remote and challenging long distance hiking trail that this podcast has ever discussed.  It is normally accessed by bush plane.  J. Robert Harris hiked this trail in 1997, and wrote about it in his book “Way Out There: Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker”.  Check it out on the latest podcast episode of Trails Around the World, available on most podcast platforms or at www.trailsaroundtheworld.com.

    #jrinthewilderness #jrharris #brokenboexpeditions #wayoutthere #trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #canolheritagetrail #hiking #northwestterritories #thruhiking

    • 1 hr 49 min
    019 Kayak circumnavigations of Iceland and Newfoundland by Greg Stamer. How to prepare for expeditions/adventures and make them a part of your life.

    019 Kayak circumnavigations of Iceland and Newfoundland by Greg Stamer. How to prepare for expeditions/adventures and make them a part of your life.

    Greg Stamer circumnavigated Iceland and Newfoundland by Kayak, and has succeeded expeditions and adventures in his life.  We discuss his expeditions, how he fits adventure into his life, and how one prepares for such expeditions and adventures.

    #GregStamer #Kayaking#trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #Iceland #Newfoundland #paddling #circumnavigation

    • 1 hr 31 min
    018 Latin American Coasts and Rivers by Small Boat with Stephen Ladd

    018 Latin American Coasts and Rivers by Small Boat with Stephen Ladd

    Steve and Ginny set off on an adventure, and kept going for five years.  In a small boat, they went from the United States down the entire coast of Central America.  Then they penetrated the rivers of South America, crossed the equator, and crossed the majority of the South American continent’s interior river system north to south, then again south to north.  Encountering many varied places and cultures, they even had a baby along the way.  Stephen Ladd, known for his earlier book “Three Years in a 12 Foot Boat” about an epic voyage in the 1990s, has just published his latest book: “The Five-Year Voyage: Exploring Latin American Coasts and Rivers” Check it out on the latest podcast episode of Trails Around the World, available on most podcast platforms or at www.trailsaroundtheworld.com.

    #stephenladd #thefiveyearvoyage #trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #smallcraftadvisor #threeyearsina12footboat #sailing #amazon #orinoco #rionegro #adventure #seapearl21 #southamerica

    • 1 hr 33 min
    017 The Omine Okugake Michi of Japan's Kumano Kodo with David Gilbert of Randomwire: An ancient, challenging pilgrimage route, deep in Japan's sacred mountains

    017 The Omine Okugake Michi of Japan's Kumano Kodo with David Gilbert of Randomwire: An ancient, challenging pilgrimage route, deep in Japan's sacred mountains

    Japan’s Kumano Kodo is a 1300-year-old network of sacred pilgrimage routes through remote mountains and along a beautiful coastline.  The Kumano Kodo’s sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range are registered with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.  The Omine Okugake is the most remote and most difficult of the Kumano Kodo’s routes.  Traversing the region’s highest peaks, the Omine Okugake’s difficulty is such that it takes 6-10 days to walk it’s 100 km (60 miles).  There are no resupply-points-- one must carry enough food to last the entire route.  All of the Kumano Kodo’s routes are extraordinary ways to travel deep into Japan’s traditions and history while experiencing it’s mysterious mountains and exotic geography.  Our guest, David Gilbert, has written a guide to hiking the Omine Okugake and posted it at Randomwire.com, along with a GPX track for the route. #kumanokodo #randomwire #trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #thruhike #hikingjapan #thruhiking #pilgrimage #hikejapan #japan #hiking

    • 1 hr 25 min
    016 Romania's Via Transylvanica: Exotic, yet affordable and convenient

    016 Romania's Via Transylvanica: Exotic, yet affordable and convenient

    The Via Transylvanica is exotic, yet affordable and convenient.  The trail crosses Transylvania and the Carpathian mountains on it’s 1400 km/ 900 mile route across the heart of Romania.  Conceived and built over just the past six years, this trail offers a complete package of both outdoor and cultural adventure.  Old european castles, wild forests and mountains, daily cultural adventures, farmers that still use horse-drawn carts, vineyards with little-known wines for you to discover, and the option for warm meals and a roof over your head every night, but also extensive signposting, a well-developed support network of guidebook, smartphone app, and social media.  I am inspired and excited by this brand new trail, and I am confident that many of you will be, also.

    #viatransylvanica #Tasuleasasocial#trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #thruhike #hiking #hikingeurope #thruhiking #hikingromania

    • 1 hr 35 min
    015 Japan's Rokko Traverse Trail with "Sky King": accessible adventure

    015 Japan's Rokko Traverse Trail with "Sky King": accessible adventure

    Japan’s Rokko Traverse Trail, or Rokko Zenzan Jyusouro, traverses the ridge that lies just north of Kobe, Japan.  It is extremely easy to access, can be thruhiked in three days, and allows one to take public transportation to comfortable accommodation every night.  Along the route are beautiful and wild mountain ridges, a number of shrines and temples, and several other tourist attractions.
    #trailsaroundtheworld #rokko #skyking #japan #thruhike #hikingadventures #hiking #adventure #longdistancetrail #rokkotraversetrail #hikingjapan

    • 26 min

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