Your Guide to Exploring Wonderland Trail

8-Days, 93-Miles + 22,000 Feet of Elevation Gains & Losses By Popticals Pro Payge McMahon If you love hiking in alpine wilderness, majestic mountain scenery, turquoise lakes, churning glacial rivers and rustic camping, the 93-mile (150km)  Wonderland Trail is for you! The Wonderland Trail circles Mt. Rainier (14,410ft./4,392m) in Washington, USA.  It includes 22,000 feet (6,706m) of elevation gains and …

Summiting The Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi, Mt. Mitchell

By: Popticals Pro Payge McMahon Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft./ 2,037m) is the tallest mountain, east of the Mississippi, and the perfect peak to hike for virgin baggers. It is in  Pisgah National Forest, near Burnsville, NC, and part of the Appalachian Mountains. Colliding tectonic plates created the Appalachian Mountains and at one time, they were as tall as the Rocky …

A 2-Day Solo Adventure – Climbing Utah’s Highest Mountain, Kings Peak (13,528 ft.)

By Payge McMahon If you are ever in Salt Lake City, Utah, short on time, but want an epic outdoor adventure, go climb the state’s highest mountain, King’s Peak 13,528 ft. (4,123 m), via the Henry Fork Trail. A 3-hour drive from the city, this beautiful and scenic 28-mile round trip trek with 5,436 ft. of ascent, can easily be …