Author Archives: Staff Writer

West Virginia’s Hidden Hiking Gem: Endless Wall Trail

By Lisa Strader In southern West Virginia some of us hike for fun, some for that sense of peace you can only get from walking through a canopied forest high above the river or right along the banks, and some of us hike for the exercise. Well I have to say I hike for all three! I’m very fortunate to ... Read More »

On Catalina Island, All Trails Lead to Fun – Part 2

… This is a continuation of last weeks post about hiking on Catalina Island!  Thank you to the Catalina Island Conservancy. About Hiking on Catalina Island… If you have only a little bit of time to explore the trails of Catalina, we highly recommend the Garden to Sky Hike, which starts at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. Note that ... Read More »

On Catalina Island, All Trails Lead to Fun – Part 1

When it comes to outdoor recreation, Catalina Island fills the bill. And as for hiking, Catalina can’t be beat. No other Channel Island features the diversity that Catalina has to offer. More than 200 miles of trails beckon both the tennis shoe hiker and the experienced trekker. An assortment of loop trails give day hikers a great glimpse at a ... Read More »

Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra Is a Hiker’s Paradise

Mammoth Lakes, just outside the Eastern Gate of Yosemite in the Eastern Sierra is a hiker’s paradise in every season. *SPRING* Hiking in the Mammoth Lakes area during the spring offers spectacular scenery and mild temperatures. Each week a new lake thaws and the snow melts on one of our many trails. Highway 120 to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Natio ... Read More »

Living History: Autumn Hiking in the Dolomites

It isn’t autumn yet, and we are not trying to rush it along, but if you want to go hiking then, you will need to be making plans now! Hiking in the Dolomites in northern Italy in autumn is always captivating: the larch trees that clad the lower slopes turn a golden yellow, while the peaks are still topped with ... Read More »