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Our View: Exploring Yosemite National Park

Posted on 22-Jul-2014

Yosemite National Park is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is home to mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, waterfalls, a huge array of wildlife and my favourite mountain in the world, Half Dome. I can honestly say that no matter how many times I come here, it never ceases to amaze me. This trip was no exception.

 

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Topics: USA Southwest, Walking, National Parks

Our View: Hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park

Posted on 30-Jun-2014

The Narrows hike in Zion National Park is one of the most beautiful and different hikes in the desert southwest of the United States. On most hikes, you are trying to keep your feet dry, but in The Narrows, dry feet are not an option as you are actually hiking in the Virgin River. The towering walls stretching up 1000' on either side of you makes the hike well worth it though, and as the day heats up, the cool water and shadows of the canyon can be very pleasant indeed.

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Topics: USA Southwest, Walking, National Parks, Tour Leaders

Our Top 10 Hiking Trails in North America

Posted on 27-Feb-2014

To really get to the heart of a country it’s always best to pull on the walking boots and explore by foot. America and Canada have some incredible walking trails in some of the most beautiful parts of the world. Walk through wild wonderlands, across ancient icy glaciers and reach peaks that overlook these vast and varied lands. The team at Grand American Adventures have chosen their favourite hikes around the U.S and Canada, let us know what you think below.

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Topics: Walking, Canada, Alaska, USA

My First American Adventure Walking Holiday

Posted on 22-Jul-2013

I always viewed the US as a safe place, perhaps too safe in comparison to the wilds of trekking in Patagonia, cycling in China, hiking the Inca Trail or sailing down the Nile. However, I have always been intrigued by Route 66, Black Bear sightings, and the beautiful extremes of the US national parks. The lure of the national parks is what first brought me to experience the National Parks Walk tour, and I wasn't disappointed, with the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and 3 of Utah's big-hitters (Zion, Bryce and Arches) on the cards.

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Topics: USA Southwest, Walking, National Parks

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