Sometimes I write posts to covers VeryFAQs that I get on the socials. This is one of them, sparked by my current hiking trip extravaganza around the world.
You can check out my California hikes here.
I’ll keep it lovely and snappy.
I tag epic finds from Instagram. I email them to myself and keep a “Hikes” folder for inspiration.
In Sydney, the best site is WildWalks.
Or I’ll search for “station to station” walks. I love these hikes. It means I can catch a train to the start and hop on at another station at the end and head home. Elegant. In Sydney, Sydney Train Walks lists quite a few.
I look out for compilation lists done by reputable outlets. Many magazines and newspapers put these together, often compiled by hiking fans. The best ones to keep an eye out for:
- The Guardian
- The Telegraph (UK)
- Outsider magazine
- National Geographic
- Lonely Planet
Some of my walks were found by getting crazy. And searching for “most dangerous hikes in the world”.
I then put the hike back into Google. Basically to read forums, see if anyone’s recommended amazing eating stops etc.
As I go I save all walk ideas for next time. I simply email them to myself. I used to use apps like Instapaper.
I then download the hike, along with any pins pointing to eating stops etc, as a map (in the relevant app or on GoogleMaps), screengrab it for good measure and set off.
It’s not a straight-forward process, but, then, it’s about the journey, right?
What do you guys do? Any great apps? Links?