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. Ausangate Circuit, Peru, 2017
  7. Arthur Range Traverse, Australia, 2015.
  8. Badlands Traverse, USA, 2016
  9. Batura Glacier, Pakistan, 2008
  10. Beartooth Mountains Route, USA, 2016
  11. Bibbulmun Track, Australia, 2010
  12. Cajas National Park, Ecuador, 2004
  13. Cape to Cape Track, Australia, 2010
  14. Cascade Saddle Route, New Zealand, 2010

    Sunrise over Annapurna Sanctuary | Nepal, 2008

    Sunrise over Annapurna Sanctuary | Nepal, 2008

  15. Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica, 2000
  16. Cerro Fitzroy, Argentina, 1997
  17. Chamonix to Zermatt, France / Switzerland, 2009
  18. Chilkoot Trail, USA / Canada, 1998
  19. Cinque Terre, Italy, 2004
  20. Coast-to-Coast Walk, England, 2009
  21. Cocuy Circuit, Colombia, 2015
  22. Colca Canyon, Peru, 1996
  23. Colorado Trail, USA, 2015
  24. 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.

  25. Copper Canyon Traverse, Mexico, 2013
  26. Corcovoda National Park, Costa Rica, 2000
  27. Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia, 1996
  28. Cordillera Blanca Traverse, Peru, 2014
  29. Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit, Peru, 2014
  30. Cordillera Real Traverse, Bolivia, 2017
  31. Cotopaxi Circuit, Ecuador, 2004
  32. Denail National Park, USA, 1998
  33. Dientes Circuit, Chile, 1997
  34. Dusky Track, New Zealand, 2010
  35. Erg Chigaga, Morocco, 2008

    Cam Honan | Peruvian Andes, 2014

    Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit | Peru, 2014

  36. Five Passes Route, New Zealand, 2010
  37. Ganden – Samye, Tibet, 2006
  38. Gossaikund / Helambu, Nepal, 2008
  39. GR20, Corsica, France, 2009
  40. Great Divide Trail, Canada, 2011
  41. Inca Trail, Peru, 1996
  42. Jebel Sarhro, Morocco, 2008

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    Ganden Monastery | Ganden to Samye Trek, Tibet, 2006

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

    Sunset in the Gobi Desert | Mongolia, 2009

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

  53. Long Trail, Vermont, USA, 2002
  54. Lost Coast Trail, USA, 2014
  55. Lowest to Highest: Death Valley to Mt.Whitney, USA, 2014
  56. Markha Valley, India, 2008
  57. Tingri – Mt.Everest Base Camp, Tibet, 2006
  58. Mt.Kailash Kora, Tibet, 2006
  59. Nahuel Huapi Traverse, Argentina, 1997

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

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

    Pindos Mountains, Greece, 2001

    Standing on Dragon Lake | Pindos Horseshoe, Greece, 2001

  69. Queenstown – Wanaka, NZ, 2010
  70. Pyrenees High Level Route, France / Spain / Andorra, 1999
  71. Rush Phari, Pakistan, 2008
  72. St.Paul’s – St.Anthony’s, Egypt, 1995
  73. Sangre de Cristo Traverse, USA, 2016
  74. Sarek National Park, Sweden, 2009
  75. Shimshal Pamir, Pakistan, 2008
  76. Sierra High Route, USA, 2011
  77. Skogar to Landmannalauger, Iceland, 2000
  78. Slims River West, Yukon, Canada, 1998
  79. South Coast Track, TAS, Australia, 2002

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

  80. Southeastern Serpentine Trail, USA, 2011
  81. Southwest Tasmania Traverse, Australia, 2016
  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. West Highland Way, Scotland, 2005
  96. Wind River High Route, USA, 2016
  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