Hike & Climb THE SUMMIT IS JUST THE HALFWAY POINT. —ED VIESTURS
Youth travel accounts for between 20 and 25 percent of all international tourist trips, based on the World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) estimates. The market is growing due to an increased participation levels in tertiary education, labor mobility and global study programs.
Day hikes bring a sense of wanderlust and a yearning for adventure that’s almost palpable. It’s common to want to get out and explore and there’s no better way to enjoy traveling and the great outdoors than by taking a backpacking trip that lasts several days or even months.
For decades, climbers have been succeeding and failing while attempting to trek up these dangerous mountains.
The U.S. has more than 10,000 state park areas covering a total area of more than 18 million acres.