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The 11 Top Trails
Which trails made the cut as the world's classic hikes? Here's all 11 featured in
the May 2005 issue.

Photo: New Zealand's Routeburn Track
1. The Colorado Trail
3. John Muir Trail, California
4. Kalalau Trail, Kaua'i, Hawai'i
5. McGonagall Pass, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
6. Fitz Roy Grand Tour, Patagonia, Argentina
8. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal
9. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
10. Routeburn Track, New Zealand (read excerpt >>)
11. Shackleton Crossing, South Georgia Island

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Photograph by Peter Potterfield

Additional Excerpts
From the print edition, May 2005

The World's Best Hikes: Author Peter Potterfield's top trail picks
Point, Shoot, and Know When to Run: NG photographer Carsten Peter's incredible life
Pelton's World: A modern-day Easy Rider lays down the rules of the road
"Life's an Adventure" Reader Photo Album: See readers' photos and submit your own


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