John MauriziExplorer

Hike to Huyler's Landing/ Closter Dock Loop

Closter, New Jersey

The easiest way to access this loop hike is by parking at the Palisades State Park Headquarters.  This is just off exit 2 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

238 Saves

Walk with Penguins on Martillo Island

Ruta Provincial J, Argentina

There is only one company that has a permit to go on Martillo Island, while all the other tours take people to shoot photos from a boat. The company that has the permit is Pira Tour.

160 Saves

Mountain Bike Moab's Porcupine Rim

Moab, Utah

This ride is one of the most popular in Moab, let alone the state of Utah.

153 Saves

Hike to Hawk Falls in Hickory Run State Park

Albrightsville, Pennsylvania

Hawk Falls is located in Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania in the Poconos Mountains.

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Hike the Rubicon Trail

South Lake Tahoe, California

The Rubicon Trail is a through hike connecting D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park.  You can start at either point.  I opted to start at D.L.

145 Saves

Explore Faux Falls

Moab, Utah

Faux Falls is located near the Ken's Lake campground off Route 191, 20 minutes south of Moab. When I was there it was during several days of thunderstorms. The waterfall was really gushing.

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Creekside and Brandywine Valley Trail Loop

Wilmington, Delaware

This loops starts out from the Rockland Road Trail head.  There is a pay station here that is self-regulated.

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Hike to Bear Mountain

Sedona, Arizona

Bear Mountain is one of the more difficult hikes in Sedona but has very easy access. There is a parking area between Doe Mountain and Bear Mountain.

116 Saves

Hike the Dyckman Hill/Huyler's Landing Loop

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

There is two ways to access this loop hike.  The first is from the Englewood Picnic area just off Exit 1 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

116 Saves

Hike the Boynton Canyon Trail

Sedona, Arizona

This is my favorite trail in all of Sedona. The trail head is at the end of Boynton Canyon rd near the entrance of Enchanted Spa and Resort.

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Hike to Trillium Falls

Orick, California

Trillium Falls trail is a nice little hike through a second growth and old growth redwood forest. The trail is lined with sweet smelling ferns and has plenty of shade the entire route.

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Hike the Cockscomb Trail

Sedona, Arizona

This is a wonderful less traveled trail that is fairly easy hiking, at least until you reach the base of the Cockscomb. It does not have much shade.

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Hike the Emerald Ridge - Redwood Creek Loop

Humboldt County, California

This loop begins at the Tall Trees Trailhead.  To access this parking area, you must have a permit that you can obtain from the Kuchel ranger station.  The gate is locked.

90 Saves

Hike the Old Growth Forest Trail, Olympic NP

Port Angeles, Washington

About one mile past the Salmon Cascade Exhibit on Sol Duc - Hot Springs Road is a pull out for a .5 loop walk through an old growth forest.

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Hike the Weavers Needle Loop

Gold Canyon, Arizona

This is a difficult hike! Plan on a lot of time and an early start.

85 Saves

Hike the White Trail in Ridley Creek State Park

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

The white trail is the only true loop hike in the park. Strangely enough, it has no official trailhead. You can gain access to the trail from either Pavilion/picnic are #9 or Pavilion/picnic area #16.

83 Saves

Visit the Potash Road Petroglyphs

Moab, Utah

Just north of Moab driving out on route 191, look for Potash Road, also known as route 279 just after the Colorado River. Turn left on Potash road and and drive five miles south.

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Hike to La Fortuna Falls

San Carlos, Costa Rica

This is a nice 1/2 day trip.

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Visit the Poison Spider Petroglyphs

Moab, Utah

Not many people visit this petroglyph site because of the steep access trail.

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Hike the Skippack Creek Trail

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The Skippack Creek Trail was one of my favorites on this most recent trip. Any chance I can hike a trail along side a river, I take advantage of it.

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Hike the Dyckman Hill/Carpenter's Grove Loop

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

This loop hike can be started from several different places.  I chose to start from Allison Park which overlooks the Hudson River in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

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Hike the Aztec Butte Trail

Moab, Utah

The Aztec Butte Trail is a two pronged out and back trail for a total of two miles. The trail is single track and easy to follow. After a third of a mile the trail splits.

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Hike the Millbrook Mountain/Gertrude Nose loop

Gardiner, New York

This great loop hike starts from the upper parking lot of Lake Minnewaska State Park.

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Explore the Point Arena Lighthouse and Trail

Point Arena, California

Point Arena Lighthouse is situated on the piece of land that is the closest to the Hawaiian Islands from the continental United States.

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Hike to the Klondike Bluff Dinosaur Track

Moab, Utah

I think these tracks are the best in Moab. Take route 191 north out of Moab for about 13 miles (mile post 142). Klondike Bluff road is on the right. If you pass the airport, you went too far.

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Hike the Bald Cypress Trail

Virginia Beach, Virginia

This is an easy hike that meanders a bit more than any of the other trails in the park. It is also the most diverse in what you will see.

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Hike to Castleton Tower

Moab, Utah

Castleton Tower is a popular destination for rock climbing when in the Moab area. However, if you are not a rock climbing, you can still enjoy the scenery of the tower and the surrounding desert.

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Hike the Tropic Ditch Trail

Tropic, Utah

From the Mossy Cave trailhead, follow the wide easy trail along the Tropic Ditch stream for .35 miles. At that point, the trail splits.

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Hike the Friendship Ridge Trail loop via the Coastal Trail

Orick, California

This loop hikes starts at the Fern Canyon Trailhead.  To get to Fern Canyon, drive to the end of Davison Rd, also known as Gold Bluff Beach road.

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Explore the Eureka Mine and the Cashier Mill

Inyo County, California

The Eureka Mine was a gold mine founded by Shorty Harris and Pete Aguereberry. Pete won a legal battle and took control of the mine in 1909.

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Hike the Osmanthus Trail

Virginia Beach, Virginia

This loop hike is accessed from a short walk from the Bold Cypress Trail and the visitor center.  There are no views along this trail but the what I enjoyed was the pine needle covered trail itself.

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Hike Montgomery Woods State Nature Reserve Loop

Ukiah, California

This is a great find. We saw it on the map it was on the way from Mendocino to our next stop, Napa Valley. So glad we took the time to visit.

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Hike the Sunset Point - South Beacon Mountain Loop

Beacon, New York

This loop hike form the Notch Trail northern trailhead on Route 9D.  There is enough parking at this trailhead for about 5-6 cars.  The Notch Trail is identified with blue trail markers.

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Explore Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Bayon Temple was built in the 12 century and about 100 years after Angkor Wat. Bayon is in the exact center of Angkor Thom.

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Mountain Bike the Magnificent 7 Trail

Moab, Utah

The Mag 7 a relatively new mountain bike route in 2012 that parallels Gemini Bridge road where the trail begins.

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Mountain Bike the Moab Brand Trails

Moab, Utah

The Moab Brand Trails are a series of trails about 7 miles north of the Colorado River, north of Moab.  They get their name from four of the major trails that spell out "MOAB.

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Explore the Willow Springs Dinosaur Tracks

Moab, Utah

I'm always find dinosaur tracks fascinating. Willow Springs has a few cool tracks not as defined as others but definitely noticeable.

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Hike the Riverview Trail

Williamsburg, Virginia

From the parking area at the visitor center, pick up the Backbone Trail marked with gold blazes.  The trails are well marked with signage and arrows.

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Hike the Chimney Rock Loop, Sedona

Sedona, Arizona

This loop hike starts at the Andante Trailhead at the end of Andante Road on the edge of Sedona.

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Explore Aguereberry Camp

Inyo County, California

Pete Agueberry came Death Valley in 1905. After a legal battle, Pete gained control of the Eureka Mine in 1909. He worked the mine alone for nearly 40 years before his death.

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Hike Cutthroat Pass from Rainy Pass Trailhead

Winthrop, Washington

This hike begins at the parking area across from the Rainy Pass Trail Head. It is on the north side of Route 20. There is a larger parking area a little further down Route 20.

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Hike the Iris Tail - Appalachian Tail Loop

Wantage, New Jersey

Start this hike from the Appalachian Trail parking area off route 23, south bound side, south of the park office. Follow the Blue Dot trail until is intersects with the Iris Trail.

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Hike to Beaver Pond

Hopewell Junction, New York

Beaver Pond is a small body of water created by a dam that was constructed during the days of iron ore mining in the area.  The pond is crystal clear and has a wonderful tree line right on the water.

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Hike the Gobbler Ridge Trail

Lake Wales, Florida

I'm not sure why this trail is called Gobbler Ridge. I do understand the Gobbler part as there are wild turkeys in the park.

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Explore Leadfield Ghost Town

Inyo County, California

Leadfield is located on Titus Canyon Road and requires a high clearance vehicle to get back and explore. There is a marker designating the site so it is easy to find.

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Hike the Perkins/Fahnestock/Charcoal Burners Trail Loop

Cold Spring, New York

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Clarence Fahnestock State Park. A real mixed bag but mostly very enjoyable. The trail starts at the Charcoal Burners Trailhead Route 301.

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Hike the Brown Mountain Trail

Tucson, Arizona

I really enjoyed this hike. I recommend doing the hike as an out and back from the Kinney Road parking area. Also, the best time to hike is just before sunset.

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Hike the Woodmarsh Trail

Lorton, Virginia

Just at the entrance to Mason Neck State Park is the Woodmarsh Trail. The entire loop is about 3 miles. This is a pleasant easy hike that is relatively flat with no rocks to speak of.

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Hike the Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

Cold Spring, New York

This is a difficult loop hike that has several different starting points.  I chose to start at the Washburn Trail Head, which is the lowest starting point you can select.

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Hike Lyons Ranch

Orick, California

This is really a dirt road that is gated off from Bald Hills Road. The trail head parking can fit about 6 cars but seldom do people venture out this way.

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Hike the Jessup/Highlands/Long Path Trails

Monroe, New York

This trails starts at a small park in Woodbury called Gonzaga Park.  Closed from mid-November to April, you are still able to park just outside the gate if that is the time of year you are hiking.

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HIke the Dorr Mountain Loop via the Tarn Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

This hike starts from the parking lot of Sieur de Monts Nature Center parking lot, walking on the Wild Gardens Path to the Tarn Trail.

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Hike Aspen Corner to Bismark Lake on the Arizona Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

I started this hike at 7:00am. It was a perfect time of day. The sky was clear and the air was cool.

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Hike the Buster Island Loop

Lake Wales, Florida

The Buster Island Loop hike is the longest hike in the park at 6.7 miles. It is completely flat and easy hike that goes through a varied landscape.

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Explore Wat Mahathat

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Mahathat means "Monastery of the Great Relic." This is because a relic of The Buddha was housed in the Chedi here.

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Hike the Badger Spring Wash Trail

Black Canyon City, Arizona

Badger Spring Wash is a dry stream bed most of the year. This trail starts from the Badger Spring Trailhead just off Route 17 north from Phoenix.

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Explore Wat Yai Chaimongkhon

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

This monastery is also known as Wat Phra Chao Phya-thai and Wat Yai Chai-mongkol. The main Chedi here stands 62 meters high and took over 28,000 tons of bricks to construct.

25 Saves

Explore Ta Prohm Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

This is probably my favorite of all the Angkor temples. Ta Prohm is also referred to as Temple of the Jungle. Much has been untouched by Archeologist other than to clear paths through the ruins.

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Hike the Stillman - Bluebird Loop

Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

This loop hike starts at the northern trailhead of the park where the Stillman Trail begins.  The parking area has enough space for only 6 or 7 cars.  Start off on a wide maintained carriage road.

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Hike the Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

Cold Spring, New York

This loop is a great option to avoid crowds on the west side of the Washburn trail.  Start at the same trailhead for the Washburn Trail.

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Hike the Bins Mesa - Soldier Pass Loop

Sedona, Arizona

This loop starts from Vultee Arch Rd. Important to note that doing this loop from here requires a high clearance 4x4.

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Hike the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

Moab, Utah

This short trail is located off Mill Canyon rd about 15 minutes north of Moab.

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Explore Rhyolite Ghost Town

Beatty, Nevada

Just outside of Death Valley National Park, Rhyolite is 35 miles from the Furnace Creek Visitor Center on the way to Beatty, Nevada. Rhyolite Ghost Town is a result of the gold rush in Nevada.

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Hike Stornetta Public Lands

Point Arena, California

Along Point Arena Lighthouse Road there is an access trailhead to Stornetta Public Lands, which is part of the Bureau of Land Management system.

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Hike Jessup/West Ridge Loop via the Sweet Clover Trail

New Windsor, New York

Schunnemunk Mountain State Park is one of my favorite parks.  It offers many trails and possibilities for different loops.

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Camp at Kens Lake Campground

Moab, Utah

Ken's Lake is an excellent location for peace and quiet. It is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and you can register on site or the reservation system at Recreation.gov.

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Hike the North Point Loop

Cornwall, New York

There is three different trailheads to access the North Point Loop.  I chose the trailhead that would give me the longest hike.  That would be the Butter Hill parking area on Route 9W north.

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Hike the Outer Wall Trail of Angkor Wat

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

I haven't seen this trail really called anything. The explorer in me likes to check out paths less taken. This is truly one of them. It could be that few people know it even exists.

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Relax at Playa Barrigona

160, Costa Rica

This was the very first beach I found off the radar about 15 years ago.  Every year I travel to Costa Rica, I make a point to return to Barrigona.

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Hike the Scofield Ridge Loop

Beacon, New York

There are some great view points along this route.  Start from the Mount Beacon Park trailhead parking area.  This leads to the Casino Trail (red markers).

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Hike the Mescal Mountain Loop

Sedona, Arizona

The Mescal Mountain Loop Hike circles Mescal Mesa uses three different trails. Park at the Mescal Trail parking area on Long Canyon Road.  The Mescal Trail is 2.

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Hike the Northgate Peaks Trail

Springdale, Utah

The only access to the Northgate Peaks Trail is by the Wildcat Canyon Trail, which has a trailhead just off Kolob Terrace Road.

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Explore the "City of Women"

Banteay Srei, Cambodia

Bantaey Srei was built in 967 A.D. primarily of sandstone. Bantaey Srei is the name the locals call the site now. Translated this means "City of Women" or Citadel of Women.

17 Saves

Visit Everest Base Camp, Tibet

Rikaze Shi, China

Surprise! You are now at what the Chinese call Everest Base Camp.

16 Saves

Explore Bakong Temple

Prasat Bakong, Cambodia

Bakong Temple, also known as Prasat Bakong, is part of the Roluos Group located southeast of Siem Reap. It is the largest complex of the Roluos Group.

15 Saves

Hike the Hummingbird Spring Trail

Inyo County, California

This hike was amazing to me. This trail in not listed on any park service map.

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Hike the Soldier's Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

This trail was named in honor of the military troops that trained here during World War II.

14 Saves

Explore Pueblo La Plata

Black Canyon City, Arizona

Pueblo La Plata is the largest ancient Indian ruin in Agua Fria National Monument and dates back to before 1200 A.D. The ruin at one time had 80 to 90 rooms for living quarters.

14 Saves

Hike the Buckskin Mountain Passage from Stateline Campground on the Arizona Trail

Marble Canyon, Utah

Depending how you approach this 800 mile trail, I did the first 4 miles or last 4 miles as an out and back from Stateline Campground on the Utah/Arizona state line and the border of Vermilion.

13 Saves

Hike the Osborn Loop

Philipstown, New York

The Osborn Loop trail itself is not a loop.  It connects to a 2.5 mile section of the Appalachian Trail.  Hiking these together creates the loop.

13 Saves

Find the Ta Prohm Stegosaurus

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

This little carving has become quite popular in recent years. Some think it is evidence that dinosaurs existed during human times.

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Hike the Two-Spot Loop Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

This loop trail has two different starting points. You can start at the south end of Rogers Lake (which is what I did) or the north end. I hike in a clockwise direction.

12 Saves

Explore Preah Ko Temple

Prasat Bakong, Cambodia

Preah Ko, also known as Prasat Preah Ko, is part of the Roluos Group. There is a walkway approaching the temple towers which I found to be impressive and interesting to photograph.

12 Saves

Explore the Halfway Stage Station

Moab, Utah

The Halfway Stage Station is a ruin site that is located off of Mill Canyon rd. This station served as the half way mark between Moab and Thompson which is where the train station was.

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Explore the Terrace of the Elephants

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Elephant Terrace is part of the Royal Palace complex serving as part of the east wall.

11 Saves

Relax at Playa Corozalito

Playa Corozalito, Costa Rica, Costa Rica

I have been to many beaches in Costa Rica. I have never experienced a beach as beautiful (yet) as this one. The approach to the water is a gradual, barely noticeable ease into the ocean.

11 Saves

Explore Baksei Cham Krong

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Baksei Cham Krong means, The bird that shelters under its wings. The legend is that during an attack on Angkor, the king was sheltered by a large bird that spread it's wings and saved the king.

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Hike the Preah Khan Trail

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Of course the main attraction at Preah Khan is the temples and sanctuary's.  There is amazing detail and numerous rooms to explore. They are beautiful and so much to see.

11 Saves

Explore Ta Som Temple

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Som is located along the Grand Circuit road after passing Neak Pean and was built in the late 12 century.

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Hike the Mount Mohican-Raccoon Ridge Traverse

Columbia, New Jersey

This point to point hike can be done in either direction. There is parking at the entrance to Worthington Campground. Cross Old Mine Road and start up the Garvey Spring Trail (orange markers).

10 Saves

Hike the Timberbrook Pond - Riley's Rise Loop

Rockaway, New Jersey

The trailhead parking is at the end of Timberbrook Road, before the road enters Camp Winnebago (Boy Scouts). I hiked this in a clockwise directions starting on the Timberbrook Trail (yellow markers).

10 Saves

Explore Rongbuk Monastery at the Base of Mt. Everest

Rikaze Shi, China

Rongbuk is the highest monastery in the world. It has quite a beautiful backdrop featuring Mount Everest. I did not have time to go inside.

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Hike to Kbal Spean

Banteay Srei, Cambodia

Kbal Spean is located about 50 Kilometers from Siem Reap and takes about one hour to get there by Tuk Tuk. This location is a series of carved Lingams in a river bed deep in the the jungle.

9 Saves

Explore Neak Pean - Ancient Healing Center

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Neak Pean is not a temple. It was constructed as a place of healing. It was believed that soaking in the waters at Neak Pean would balance the individual and therefore cure their illnesses.

9 Saves

Explore Lolei Temple

Prasat Bakong, Cambodia

Lolei Temple (also called Prasat Lolei), is part of the Roluos Group southeast of Siem Reap. It was built if the 9th century and consists of 4 towers.

9 Saves

Explore Prasat Kravan

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Prasat Kravan is a small temple in an open area south of Banteay Kdei and Sras Srang.  The temple is a row of five brick towers with the central tower being the tallest.

8 Saves

Hike the Tabor Nature Trail

Leggett, California

Signs at the trail head for the Tabor Trail state it is 1.1 miles long. That is much shorter than the actual 1.8 miles my GPS put it at. The trail sign also claims it is wheelchair accessible.

8 Saves

Explore Phnom Bakheng Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phnom Bakheng Temple is refer to as a "temple mountain." The complex was constructed atop one of the highest points in Angkor in the 9th century, almost two centuries before Angkor Wat.

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Explore Phimeanakas Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phimeanakas is found within the walls of the Royal Palace. Directly north through the palace walls from Baphuon Temple. Phimeanakas is a three tiered temple constructed in the 10th century.

8 Saves

Explore Pre Rup

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

This temple is of the "Mountain" style, meaning, it is built upward and is relatively a square layout. It has an outer wall and three tiers.

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Explore Banteay Kdei Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay  Kdei complex is located southeast of Ta Prohm and typically visited as part of the small circuit through Angkor.

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Explore Baphuon Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Baphuon is situated just northwest of Bayon Temple. It was built in the 11th century and was initially a Hindu temple but by the 15th century it was converted into a Buddhist temple.

7 Saves

Hike Sendero Punta Catedral

Quepos, Costa Rica

To access this trail, you must pay the $16 park entrance fee. It's a 1.25 mile from the entrance gate along a gravel road but there are signs marking the way to the trailhead.

7 Saves

Explore Chau Say Tevoda Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

This is a small temple just east of the Victory Gate from Angkor Thom. It is very similar to Thommanon Temple which is just across the road. Both are Hindu temples constructed in the 12 century.

7 Saves

Photograph Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple

San Sai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun is better known as "The White Temple" and is one of the most recognizable temples in the world.

7 Saves

Hike Yumbulagang Monastery

Shannan Diqu, China

When you first see Yumbulagang from a distance, it is quite an impressive sight. Perched atop a craggy hill makes the main tower here seem much larger than it is.

6 Saves

Explore East Mebon

Prasat Bakong, Cambodia

East Mebon is a temple that was built in the 10th century. The unique thing about East Mebon is that it is actually built on an island.

6 Saves

Hike the Kelsey Spring/Hog Hill/Dorsey Spring Loop

Williams, Arizona

This hike starts at the Kelsey Spring Trailhead. Park at the end of Forest Service Road 538G. There is parking for about 6-7 cars.

6 Saves

Walk the Potala Kora

Lasa Shi, China

A Kora is a walk or trek that circumnavigates a holy location, typically a monastery or stupa. The Potala is the former home of the 14th Dalai Lhama.

6 Saves

Walk the Tashilhunpo Kora

Rikaze Shi, China

Tashilhunpo Monastery is the second most holy monastery in Tibet and home to the Panchen Lama (second seat to the Dalai Lama).

6 Saves

Explore Thommanon Temple

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Thommanon Temple is a Hindu temple built in the 12th century. It is rather small and located as you exit from Angkor Thom through the Victory Gate.

6 Saves

Explore Monk's Bath Tidal Pools in St. Croix

Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands

Monk’s Bath Tidal Pools is interesting but do not go exactly at low tide as the water is too low and many of the pools will not have much water.

6 Saves

Hike the Sera Kora

Lasa Shi, China

This hike was my first exposure to walking a Kora around a Monastery.  Sera Monastery is considered one of the three great monastery's, the other two being Drepung (also in Lhasa) and Ganden.

5 Saves

Hike the Cochise Stronghold Trail

Cochise, Arizona

Take Rt. 10 east toward Benson and onto Cochise. Follow the sign to Pearce then to Sunsite. Take Ironwood Rd., Forest Rd. 84, for about 12 miles to the Stronghold Campground.

5 Saves

Hike the Ganden Kora

Lasa Shi, China

Ganden Monastery is one of the three major Buddhist university's in Tibet.  Many monks study here and there is no shortage of Tibetans making a pilgrimage to the monastery.

4 Saves

Relax at Rainbow Beach, St. Croix

Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands

Rainbow Beach is one of the more popular beaches on St. Croix. It is not associated with any resort and only a few minutes outside Frederiksted on Route 63.

4 Saves

Jordan Pond Path

Mount Desert, Maine

This was my favorite hike in Acadia during this last trip. The Jordan Pond Path is a loop hike along the shore of Jordan Pond. The trail is around 3 miles long. I had perfect weather for this hike.

4 Saves

Camp at the EBC Tent Village

Rikaze Shi, China

This is the recommended place to sleep when visiting Mount Everest from the North. There are many Yak wool tents, each has a unique name outside the entrance. It's very interesting to see.

4 Saves

Hike the Angkor Thom Wall Trail

Angkor, Cambodia

You can start this hike from any of the five gates.  However, the easiest starting point is the south gate because it is typically the first gate you encounter when entering Angkor Thom.

4 Saves

Visit Karen Long Neck Village

Tambon Mae Raem, Thailand

During my tour to Chiang Rai and north tea plantations, my guide also took me to a Karen Long Neck village.  This, for the most part is a tourist attraction/trap and set up strictly for tourists.

3 Saves

Explore Pelkor Chode Monastery

Rikaze Shi, China

Pelkor Chode is the largest and main monastery in Gyantse.

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Peek-a-boo and Spooky slot canyon Loop Hike

Kane County, Utah

The Dry Fork Trail gives access to a number of slot canyons namely, Peek-A-Boo, Spooky, Brimstone and the wider Dry Fork slot canyon.

2 Saves

Drive Aguereberry Point Road

Harrisburg, California

This was one of the more enjoyable drives I did in the park.

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Hike to Yungdrungling Monastery

Rikaze Shi, China

Yungdrungling is one of the few remaining Bon Monastery's remaining in Tibet.  Often referred to as the original religion of Tibet, it came about during the 11th century.

2 Saves

Hike Great Head Loop

Bar Harbor, Maine

The Great Head is a small peninsula just north of Sand Beach. The western shore of the peninsula faces Sand Beach.

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Bar Island Trail

Sorrento, Maine

The Bar Island Trail is, of course, on Bar Island. A small Island just off the shore line of Bar Harbor. The island is only accessible during low tide when you can cross on an exposed sand bar.

1 Saves

Explore Skidoo Road

Inyo County, California

Skidoo Road is the first dirt road on the left you encounter when driving Emigrant Canyon Road.  The road is suitable for any car until you reach an old mine on the right atop a hill.

1 Saves

Hike the Trumbull Trail in St. Croix

Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Trumbull Trail starts on the grounds of the Renaissance Resort at the central part of the north coast. There is free parking at the resort.

1 Saves

Hike the Upper El Chorillo del Salto Waterfalls

El Chalten, Argentina

The parking area is about 1 mile from the Laguna de los Tres trailhead to Fitzroy.  Follow the dirt road to the right.

1 Saves

Experience the sunset at Angkor Wat

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

One of the most popular things to do when visiting Angkor Archaeological Park is watch the sunrise.  Hoards of people flock to the North Library area to see the event.

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Thru Hike the Four Birds Trail

Jefferson, New Jersey

The Four Birds Trail is about 19 miles long and is a great thru hike or can be done in sections as out and back hikes or part of loop hikes with other trails.

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