Michael GabbertExplorer

Minnesotan. Livin' in the North. Email: mjgabbert@gmail.com

Stroll along the Spirea Nature Trail

Maple Ridge, Canada

An hour outside of downtown Vancouver lies the beautiful 150,000 acre Provincial Park of Golden Ears. The park has a myriad of hikes and adventures all with varying degrees of difficulty.

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Hike to Ponytail Falls

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Ponytail Falls is an easy 0.8 mile hike located in the gorge that begins at Horsetail Falls. After hiking up mild switchbacks, continue to your right at the first trailhead intersection.

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Hike to Fairy Falls

Corbett, Oregon

Fairy Falls sits in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, not much more than a mile from the Wahkeena Trailhead.

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Short Hike to Abiqua Falls

Silverton, Oregon

This trail is unmarked and a little rough and rugged. The land is privately owned by Mount Angel Abbey, but they don't appear to have problems with courteous hikers.

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Explore the Chureito Pagoda

Fujiyoshida-shi, Japan

Exploring this classic Five-Storied Pagoda overlooking Fujiyoshida City and Mount Fuji does take some effort due to its distance from major metropolitan areas of Japan.

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Hike to Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

Gold Bar, Washington

Consider this a must-do if you are in Seattle and feel like knocking out two amazing hikes AND getting to see a hidden lake all along US 2.

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Catch the Sunset at Wild Horse Monument

Quincy, Washington

If you're traveling along Hwy 90 in the middle of Washington State, the Wild Horse Monument is a fun and rather quick area to explore.

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Hike the Torii Gates to Mount Inari Peak

Fushimi-ku, Japan

Starting at the Fushimi Inari-taisha, the head shrine of the Inari, the hike to the top of Mount Inari is a refreshing yet surprisingly demanding hike within Kyoto, Japan.

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Explore the Sagano Bamboo Forest

Ukyō-ku, Japan

Stepping into the bamboo forest in Arashiyama, Japan is a surreal moment. Thousands upon thousands of bamboo trees line a trail which cuts right through the center of the forest.

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Hike the Horseshoe Bend Trail

Deming, Washington

Located just outside the town of Glacier, WA and 40 minutes prior to Mount Baker Ski area, sits the Horseshoe Bend Trail. A simple and straightforward 6 mile out and back route.

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Hike the Fire and Ice Trail

Deming, Washington

Set within the Mount Baker hiking wonderland, the Fire & Ice Trail may be the easiest and most family friendly hike set within the park.

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Hike the Bagley Lakes Trail

Deming, Washington

Set within the Mount Baker hiking wonderland, the Bagley Lakes trail is an easy, family-friendly hike with alpine lakes, copious amounts of wildflowers, and striking views of Table Mountain.

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Paraglide over Knysna

Sedgefield, South Africa

If driving the Garden Route on South Africa’s southern coast, the city of Knysna is a can’t miss.

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Hike Gold Creek Pond

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

The quintessential family friendly hike,  Gold Creek Pond is a simple yet spectacular hike next to Snoqualmie Pass. Easily accessible from the top of the pass (4.

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Hike Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach, Florida

With a 3 miles stretch of fine, delicate sand along the Gulf of Mexico, Holmes Beach is an ideal setting for a shore hike.

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Catch the Sunrise at Merlion Park

Singapore, Singapore

An iconic view within Singapore anchored by the infamous Merlion statue, the park is not to be missed when visiting.

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Explore the Supertree Grove

Singapore, Singapore

The Supertree Grove is a free park located in the center of the Gardens By the Bay. Comprised of 12 total trees, each of which stand 80 to 165 feet tall, this grove is a must see in Singapore.

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Catch the Sunrise at Rod & Reel Pier

Anna Maria, Florida

With a pier stretching 100 feet into Tampa Bay, the Rod & Reel Pier is the perfect spot to be for sunrise.

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Catch the Sunset at Bean Point

Anna Maria, Florida

Bean Point is the northernmost tip of Anna Maria Island.

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Hike the North Beach Trail at Deception Pass

Oak Harbor, Washington

A strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass and the bridges that span it are a fascinating day trip from Seattle.

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Explore Paris’ Wall of Love (Le mur des je t'aime)

Paris, France

Located in the Montmarte district of Paris, the Wall of Love--or as the French call it Le mur des je t'aime--is an off-the-beaten-path place to explore.

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Explore Rue Crémieux

Paris, France

A street so small and non-descript that unless you plan to visit it or stumble onto it, is something that could be easily missed.

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Catch the Sunset at Maverick's Beach

Half Moon Bay, California

Maverick's beach is most well-known for the Maverick surf competition and the gnarly waves which surface here in the winter months. For the rest of the year, the beach is still a site to see.

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Hike Pillar Point Bluff

Moss Beach, California

Sitting on a 140 acre bluff top, the Pillar Point Bluffs are a simple, easy hike with breathtaking views throughout.

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