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Expeditions are group trips planned by Outsideways members. Here are a few of the most recent ones.


In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

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Ski Season 2019

In 2011 I started my love affair with skiing while we were living on the Gaspe Peninsula. I had done some alpine skiing (downhill) as a child in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, and after a 25 year ...

One Day a Week - 2019

When not at the office, or doing the bigger trips, @reneetougas and I attempt to get outside and spend a day enjoying a fresh-air activity at least once a week. This journal is for random snapshots of our ...

AT Thru Hike 2019

This journal will document the sights and thoughts as I hike northbound along the Appalachian Trail

Day Hikes in 2019

Beginning this new year with a 10K woodlot hike.
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  • Hiking
Koh Lipe is a small island off the southwest coast of Thailand, near the Malaysian border. It isn't very crowded and has turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. My family and I live in the crowded smoggy city ...

Cambodia

In January we were blessed to have friends visit us in Thailand where we live, and after traveling a bit in Thailand we went with them to Siem Reap, Cambodia. A highlight was Angkor, incredible remains of the ...
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Buckeye Trail Section Hike

This Memorial Day, 2018 I've decided to section hike the Buckeye Trail, which is a 1,444 mile trail around the entire state of Ohio. http://buckeyetrail.org/ The Buckeye Trail is a portion of the American Discovery Trail, which traverses ...

Hiking Treasures

My husband and I moved to the Maritimes in 2007 (Nova Scotia, Canada). Thanks to our family @reneetougas and @toesalad and their three-some who then lived in Maine , US, we discovered the pleasures of spending time with ...
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  • Fundy Footpath, Big Salmon River to Fundy National Park
  • Backpacking, Hiking
Just a few months ago we discovered Saint Donat (where have you been the whole time we've lived in Montreal?!) and we've been returning to the area almost every weekend for our outdoor activities; hiking, cross-country skiing, and ...
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  • Sentier des randonneurs and Inter-Centre
  • Skiing, Snowshoeing

Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is a rural province west of Bangkok that borders Myanmar (Burma. ) It contains some gorgeous national parks full of jungle, caves, waterfalls, and wildlife. It also is home of Hellfire Pass WWII Memorial Museum. The museum ...

Winter hikes

Collection of winter hikes
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Gear Geekery

This journal chronicles my thoughts, discoveries, acquisitions (or divestiture), and critiques of the gear I use on my adventures.
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AT Thru Hike Prep

Follow us as we plan our thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2020. We will travel together as a family -- all 9 of us. One mom, eight kids, and 2,190 miles.

North & South Carolina

My parents were born and raised in a small town in northern California, and after living for some years in a southern California beach town, they retired and moved across the country to the foothills of South Carolina, ...
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  • Hiking

Koh Phayam

This sleepy island in the Andaman Sea was a fantastic place to spend Christmas with our little family, and a few Bangkok friends. Definitely not the ambience and traditions of our Christmases in America, but these last 3 ...
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  • Running, Body boarding
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reneetougas+

  • Canada
homeschool mom of 3 teens, writer, beauty seeker, hiker, skier, backpacker, tea drinker, gardener, maker of stuff, keeper of home, montreal apartment dweller,married to Outsideways creator @toesalad.
  • 27 Journals
  • 18 Followers

karentogo+

  • Canada
A holistic health coach and outdoor activity enthusiast. Kayaking, cycling, snow shoeing - and thanks to OutSideWay’s creator - back country hiking reigns as my favourite. Sharing outdoor adventures with my husband and family “fills my well” - ...
  • 18 Journals
  • 8 Followers

toesalad+

  • Canada
When I am not working with technology, I can often be found in the backcountry; always happiest in the presence of mountains. In 2014 I successfully completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with my three kids. I ...
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nicole

  • Thailand
My family (hubby and two kids) and I moved to Thailand in 2016 for me to teach second grade in Bangkok. We come from California, where we owned an outdoor retail shop from which we guided backpacking trips, ...
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TravelingMel+

  • United States
Naturalist, writer, social media, homeschooler, backpacker, cross-country skier. Currently in Montana and planning a year-long European adventure. Chronicling our family's fun at www.travelingmel.com and on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/travelingmel
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cookster+

  • Canada
Programmeur analyste pendant le jours, patenteux (imprimante 3D, CNC, Photo) pendant les soirée, et les fin de semaine je profite de la nature avec la randonnée, le kayak et la photographie. mon canal youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg8JTKBPZaegrT3B_zt2Svg
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Amelia

  • United States
Aka Picnic! I am an 18 year-old homeschooler and college go-er in Reno, NV who likes to backpack and hike. I did the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2015, the John Muir Trail in 2016, and I am currently ...
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I'm the creator of the Guthook's Hiking Guides apps. I live in Maine, where I run away to the White Mountains and Maine woods for frequent doses of wilderness.
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hammerhead+

  • Canada
I enjoy backpacking and hiking adventures with my family, though many of my adventures now start with my motorcycle.
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adventurebert

  • United States
Believer, Husband, Father, Adventure Seeker. #optoutside
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hikster+

  • Canada
Fondatrice de Hikster, mon but est d'aider à la planification des sorties en plein air pour que le plus grand nombre puisse profiter des joies de la nature sans le casse tête de la planification. Contactez-moi pour toute ...
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ungerwhere+

  • United States
Just a normal guy who likes to try and live an extraordinary life. I am a Missionary, Photographer, Outdoor Educator, Climber, Thru-hiker, and all round Fun-Hogger.
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bigskyry+

  • United States
I founded backpackinglight.com in 2001. My home is Southeast Wyoming, and my backyard trails are in the Medicine Bow National Forest. I like packrafting, tenkara fly fishing, alpine climbing, and have a particular passion for traveling long distances ...
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mudflap

  • United States
I'm 38 as of December 19 and looking for my big pre 40th adventure. I have chosen to hike and snowshoe the Sea to Sea Route. This trail is 7700 mile hike from Eastern Canada to Washington State. ...
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Hig+

  • United States
My family and I have done a lot of off-trail trekking and packrafting in Alaska, and right now we're helping build a new trail in Kachemak Bay State Park.
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Appalachian Trail (AT)

  • United States

A long distance hiking trail that starts at the peak of Springer Mountain in Georgia, and ends at the peak of Mount Katahdin in Maine.

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The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail that starts on the US/Mexico Border near Campo California and ends on the US/Canada border on the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia.

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The Sentier National is a long distance hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing trail that traverses Quebec. At over 1000 km long, the trail joins up with the Quebec portion of the International Appalachian Trail to create a long distance ...

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The Long Trail (VLT)

  • United States

The Long Trail is a hiking trail located in Vermont, running the length of the state. It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, constructed between 1910 and 1930. The trail starts on the Massachusetts-Vermont state ...

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Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT)

  • United States

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile long-distance hiking trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada.

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The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. It follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five U.S. states ...

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The South West Coast Path (SWCP) is England's longest long-distance hiking trail. It is 630 (1,014 km) miles long, starting in Minehead (Somerset), and ending in Poole Harbour (Dorset).

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John Muir Trail (JMT)

  • United States

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. It passes through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The trail starts at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and ...

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Buckeye Trail (BT)

  • United States

The Buckeye Trail is a 1,444-mile (2,324 km) hiking trail that loops around the state of Ohio. The trail's northern terminus is on Lake Erie in Headlands Beach State Park east of Cleveland, and the southern terminus is ...

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Arizona Trail (AZT)

  • United States

The Arizona National Scenic Trail is an 800 mile National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Utah that traverses the whole north–south length of the U.S. state of Arizona. The trail begins at the Coronado National Memorial near the ...

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