The World's Ten Best Hikes Slideshow
Adventure author and hiking expert Peter Potterfield picks his favorite treks
Adventure journalist Peter Potterfield has spent more than two decades hiking more than 10,000 miles across all seven continents. He has written for Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker and Condé Nast Traveler and is the author of more than a dozen books on outdoor adventure, including the critically acclaimed In the Zone and High Himalaya, which won the Banff Book Festival Award, and the Classic Hikes of the World. His latest book, Classic Hikes of North America will be released in August 2012. He currently lives in Seattle, WA, where he is editor of GreatOutdoors.com.
In this series Potterfield breaks out ten treks worthy of any hiker's bucket list. These multi-day routes range from easy to difficult, and offer something for everyone—from the recreational hiker to the backcountry veteran. Whether your dream hike involves the wild frozen tundra, North America’s highest peak, hulking granite towers or sprawling white sand beaches, these ten treks are sure to inspire.