Hike #6 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #5 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #4 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #3 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Old Rag is reputed to be the most popular hike in Shenandoah National Park in large part because of this intense rock scramble, which also makes it one of the most strenuous hikes in the park. I visited Shenandoah back in 2017 and Old Rag was easily one of my favourite hikes.
Hike #2 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #1 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Starting at an elevation of 10,000ft, this trail winds down to the crater floor, providing views of cinder cones and a volcanic landscape.
Haleakalā National Park was named after Haleakalā, a dormant shield volcano that forms more than three quarters of Maui. The park consists of two distinct areas: the summit district high up in the mountains (or rather, volcano), and the Kīpahulu district located along the coast. The landscape (and temperature) difference between the two areas is also very extreme, making for a unique hiking experience in both areas of the park.
As the second highest mountain in Newfound, hiking Gros Morne Mountain is no joke, but it is well worth the challenge. I visited Newfoundland back in July 2018 and Gros Morne Mountain was easily one of the highlights from my trip.