Showing posts with label Canada/United States. Show all posts
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Friday, 9 May 2014

Inspiring tramping/hiking material from You Tube

More inspiring tramping videos...

I enjoy watching tramping and hiking videos on You Tube, there is a massive amount of funny, informative & interesting material covering every aspect of the outdoor experience. I am going to place a few links to some of my personal favourites,  I hope you enjoy them:

Pamela Zoolalian: John Muir Trail- Solo Hike 2013

I happened across this video series (as you do) while searching for something else. For those of you who don't know,  the John Muir Trail or JMT is one of the great long distance trails in the USA. It is named for John Muir a pioneer environmentalist and outdoor enthusiast. 

Pamela Zoolalian's Page on YouTube

I love this video, it really captures the essence of the outdoor experience: at various times funny, painful, exciting, terrifying. It really affirms to me the reasons we go out into the outdoors and endure hardships when we don't need to in our modern society.

It also really makes me want to go and walk the John Muir Trail. Check it out:

Wintertrekker: Canadian Adventures

Wintertrekker is the online name of a Canadian hiker, ski trekker and canoe enthusiast. He goes on long multi-day trips into the Canadian far north for periods up to 5-6 weeks. 

He has a series of videos on all aspects of his outdoor adventures, while they mainly deal with Canadian conditions and locations a lot of it is still applicable to any other country including New Zealand. 
I find his posts both informative and interesting, have a look at Wintertrekkers YouTube channel

John Spraggo: Kiwi fisherman and tramper

This is another series of videos I came across, these ones deal with New Zealand and in particular Canterbury.  John Spraggo is a tramper/ fisher who seems to spend a lot of time in the Arthur's & Lewis Pass areas.

John Spraggo's YouTube page

I do a bit of fishing so I find his trips to such well known spots as the Poulter River, Hope Valley and up the Boyle very interesting.

He has a series of Hero Cam clips which give excellent visual information about track conditions you might strike if venturing to any of these areas.I have referred to his videos before going out on a trip a number of times.