Wish List: Huashan Cliffside Path

really want to do this trail. China has never been high on my list of places to go (due to pollution and corruption), but I can’t deny there are some really potentially amazing places to visit.

Thankfully I’m okay with heights as long as I have a secure harness — I climbed Half Dome a couple years ago and was one of the only people who had a harness for the cables (no regrets!), and when I rappelled for the first time, my guide was impressed with the speed I flung myself over the edge once I was sure that my harness was properly secured. So while the person in the video isn’t using a harness (not very smart, in my opinion), I feel that I would pretty confident on that trail if I did have one.


Hiking in the Black Forest: Freiburg to Saint Peter

Hiking in the Black Forest: Freiburg to Saint Peter (5)

  • Location: Freiberg to Sankt Peter, Germany
  • Distance: ~13 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate (due to distance)

I knew I wanted at least one long hike while I was traveling Europe, and Freiburg, Germany seemed like the perfect place to do so. It’s a medium-sized city right off the Black Forest, and according to Google Maps, criss-crossed with hiking trails.

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