Some of you’ve seen it on Instagram, others remember it from Windows 7 desktop wallpaper. This wonderful structure on the photo above is called The Wave and it has become one of the most desired hiking goals in the past decade. That’s right, most desired, not most hiked. Because you don’t just hike The Wave – you need to win the lottery first. In this post you’ll find out everything you need to know about The Wave hike, including the detailed guide to the walk-in lottery system. Unfortunately, you won’t learn how to win The Wave Lottery, because you can’t cheat the system. That was just a teaser to get you here, sorry. 😛
Here is an embarrasing confession. The night before my first hike to Angels Landing in 2019, I watched a YouTube video about the place and almost got a nervous breakdown. I literally cried and started writing a farewell letter to my parents. After my boyfriend managed to calm me down, I decided that I’d just hike as far as I felt safe. To cut things short, I made it safely to the top and back. And I did it again in November 2021. 😉 So, what is it about Angels Landing hike that makes it so iconic? Is it really that difficult? Is there an easier way to reach the summit? At last, but not the least, is it worth […]
What do you do if you have 2 days to spend in a city that isn’t very high on your bucket list? You try to get the most fun out of it. For us, fun means sweating in the nature and chasing views. While searching for best hikes near Phoenix I ran into several blogs that mentioned Superstition Mountains. A few trails looked interesting but the Flatiron hike via Siphon Draw seemed to offer exactly what we needed. It was described as one of top 10 hikes in Arizona, difficult, 6 mile out and back trail.
In our South-West Norway itinerary there were 3 hikes on my bucket list and Kjerag was one of them. I could totally see myself stepping on that boulder and show the world how brave I was. Since it is located relatively close to Preikestolen we planned to do both in 2 days but ended up doing both in the same one. I still don’t know how that happened, since hiking to Kjerag is definitely not something you can just improvise. While doing Preikestolen and Kjerag in the same day shouldn’t be an issue for experienced hikers, I recommend others to take more time. If the weather cooperates, both hikes will be something you will never forget.
Ready for a detailed post about one of world’s most famous hikes? If hiking to Trolltunga is on your bucket list, do yourself a favor: take your time and read every word in this post. In my case, gathering information and writing a blog about Trolltunga took more time than the hike itself. I just couldn’t keep it shorter and leave anything out because this is exactly what I missed in other blogs: Incomplete information.
I am sure everyone has watched or at least heard of the Mission Impossible film series. Remember one of the scariest moments in the “Fallout” (2018) with Tom Cruise hanging from a cliff? Well, that cliff does exist and it is called Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. Due to its amazing structure and relatively easy access, hike to Preikestolen is one of Norway’s most famous hikes. It was also the first hike on our West Norway road trip adventure, and it was everything I had hoped it would be. You can find tons of information about this hike online, so I will try to cut thing short and sum up the most important things to know before hiking to Preikestolen.
Since hiking is one of my favorite addictions, I’ll simply start with: Hi, I am Anda. Hiking beginners, consider yourself warned. 😉 However, despite its growing popularity, hiking is not something to be taken lightly. Sooner or later you’ll find yourself either lost, thursty, cold, wet or in the dark. And believe me, at one point it won’t be fun. In the past years I’ve learned that only safe and responsible hiking allows you to enjoy the journey and the rewarding views at the top. Don’t repeat my rookie mistakes and read the most important hiking tips for beginners, including basic equipment and clothes.