100 Classic Hikes

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Cape to Cape Track | Western Australia, 2010

Listed below are 100 multi-day hikes that I have had the good fortune of doing from 1995 to the present day.

In my opinion they are all “great”  or “classic” hikes, however I have refrained from assigning them any type of order other than alphabetical. How can one compare the jaw-dropping grandeur of high alpine regions to the stillness and timeless quality of the desert?

The hikes listed take place in thirty-five countries on six different continents. Click on the hike in which you are interested for a summary and attached photo gallery.

  1. Abel Tasman Track, New Zealand, 2010
  2. Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland, 1997
  3. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, 2008
  4. Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal, 2008
  5. Appalachian Trail, USA, 2012
  6. Batura Glacier, Pakistan, 2008
  7. Bibbulmun Track, Australia, 2010
  8. Cajas National Park, Ecuador, 2004
  9. Cape to Cape Track, Australia, 2010
  10. Cascade Saddle Route, New Zealand, 2010

    Sunrise over Annapurna Sanctuary | Nepal, 2008

    Sunrise over Annapurna Sanctuary | Nepal, 2008

  11. Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica, 2000
  12. Cerro Fitzroy, Argentina, 1997
  13. Chamonix to Zermatt, France / Switzerland, 2009
  14. Chilkoot Trail, USA / Canada, 1998
  15. Cinque Terre, Italy, 2004
  16. Coast-to-Coast Walk, England, 2009
  17. Cocuy Circuit, Colombia, 2015
  18. Colca Canyon, Peru, 1996
  19. Colorado Trail, USA, 2015
  20. Continental Divide Trail, USA, 2012

    Three Grizzly Bears | Glacier NP, Montana | Continental Divide Trail

    Three Grizzly Bears | Continental Divide Trail, Glacier National Park, MT, USA, 2012.

  21. Copper Canyon Traverse, Mexico, 2013
  22. Corcovoda National Park, Costa Rica, 2000
  23. Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia, 1996
  24. Cordillera Blanca Traverse, Peru, 2014
  25. Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit, Peru, 2014
  26. Cotopaxi Circuit, Ecuador, 2004
  27. Denail National Park, USA, 1998
  28. Dientes Circuit, Chile, 1997
  29. Dusky Track, New Zealand, 2010
  30. Erg Chigaga, Morocco, 2008

    Cam Honan | Peruvian Andes, 2014

    Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit | Peru, 2014

  31. Five Passes Route, New Zealand, 2010
  32. Fraser Island Circuit, QLD, Australia, 1996
  33. Freycinet Peninsula, TAS, Australia, 2009
  34. Ganden – Samye, Tibet, 2006
  35. Gossaikund / Helambu, Nepal, 2008
  36. GR20, Corsica, France, 2009
  37. Great Divide Trail, Canada, 2011
  38. Half Dome, Yosemite NP, USA, 2006
  39. Inca Trail, Peru, 1996
  40. Jebel Sarhro, Morocco, 2008

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    Ganden Monastery | Ganden to Samye Trek, Tibet, 2006

  41. John Muir Trail, CA, USA, 2007
  42. Jokulsargljufur National Park, Iceland, 2000
  43. Jotunheimen Traverse, Norway, 2009
  44. Kerry Way / MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland, 2009
  45. Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Mongolia, 2009
  46. Lake Manasarovar Kora, Tibet, 2006
  47. Lamayuru to Padum, Ladakh, India, 2008
  48. Langtang Valley, Nepal, 2008
  49. Larapinta Trail, NT, Australia, 2010
  50. Lofoten Islands, Norway, 2009

    Sunset in the Gobi Desert | Mongolia, 2009

    Sunset in the Gobi Desert | Khongoryn Els, Mongolia, 2009

  51. Long Trail, Vermont, USA, 2002
  52. Lost Coast Trail, USA, 2014
  53. Lowest to Highest: Death Valley to Mt.Whitney, USA, 2014
  54. Markha Valley, India, 2008
  55. Milford Track, New Zealand, 1995
  56. Monteverde Circuit, Costa Rica, 2000
  57. Tingri – Mt.Everest Base Camp, Tibet, 2006
  58. Mt.Kailash Kora, Tibet, 2006
  59. Mt.Taranaki High Level Circuit, NZ, 2010
  60. Nahuel Huapi Traverse, Argentina, 1997

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    Joshua “Bobcat” Stacy | Inyos mountains | Lowest to Highest Route, CA, USA, 2014.

  61. Northern Kungsleden, Sweden, 2009
  62. Northwest Circuit, Stewart Island, New Zealand, 2010
  63. Olkhon Island, Russia, 2009
  64. Overland Track, TAS, Australia, 1996
  65. Pacific Crest Trail, USA, 07/12
  66. Pacific Northwest Trail, USA, 2011
  67. Padum to Serchu, India, 2008
  68. Pakora Pass Trek, Pakistan, 2008
  69. Pindos Horseshoe, Greece, 2001
  70. Puyehue Traverse, Chile, 1997

    Pindos Mountains, Greece, 2001

    Standing on Dragon Lake | Pindos Horseshoe, Greece, 2001

  71. Queenstown – Wanaka, NZ, 2010
  72. Pyrenees High Level Route, France / Spain / Andorra, 1999
  73. Rush Phari, Pakistan, 2008
  74. St.Paul’s – St.Anthony’s, Egypt, 1995
  75. Sarek National Park, Sweden, 2009
  76. Shimshal Pamir, Pakistan, 2008
  77. Sierra High Route, USA, 2011
  78. Skogar to Landmannalauger, Iceland, 2000
  79. Slims River West, Yukon, Canada, 1998
  80. South Coast Track, TAS, Australia, 2002

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    Kaskawulsh Glacier | Slims River West, Yukon, Canada, 1998.

  81. Southeastern Serpentine Trail, USA, 2011
  82. Southwestern Horseshoe, USA, 2011
  83. Spiti Valley High Level Route, India, 2008
  84. Sprinbrook – O’Reilly’s, QLD, Australia, 2009
  85. Superior Hiking Trail, USA, 2011
  86. Tararecua Canyon, Mexico, 2005
  87. Tatras Mountains, Poland, 2002
  88. Thorsborne Trail, QLD, Australia, 2006
  89. Torres Del Paine Circuit, Chile, 1997
  90. Toubkal Circuit, Morocco, 2008

    Mike Town at "The Wave" | Arizona, 2012

    Mike Town at “The Wave” | Southwestern Horseshoe, Arizona, 2012

  91. Tour de Mont Blanc, France / Switz./Italy, 2009
  92. Volcan Misti, Peru, 1996
  93. Wadi Rum, Jordan, 1996
  94. West Coast Trail, Canada, 2003
  95. Western Arthurs Traverse, TAS, Australia, 2002
  96. West Highland Way, Scotland, 2005
  97. Wonderland Trail, WA, USA, 03/14
  98. Yakushima Traverse, Japan, 2009
  99. Yuksom – Goecha La, India, 2008
  100. Zion National Park Loop, USA, 2013