Adventure Alan’s Trip Guides

Trip guides differ from trip reports because they include map sets, text description/instructions for the route, travel logistics, and other information to enable the reader to plan and execute the trip on their own. Most of these routes fall into a loose category of Adventure Trips. They usually have interesting portions of off-trail travel and other entertaining navigation, and terrain challenges.

Latest Trip Guides

Guide to Colombia’s La Ciudad Perdida Trek (Lost City)

It's like Machu Picchu, but remote and not overrun by tourists. So definitely put La Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City) near the top of your travel list!  La Ciudad Perdida is a vast, ancient city [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Trip Guides, Trip Reports|2 Comments

Southern Sierra High Route – an alternative to the JMT

The Southern Sierra High Route (SoSHR) is a superb alternative to the JMT for the adventurous traveler. Compared to the John Muir Trail (JMT), the SoSHR is higher and more remote. It avoids the JMT crowds, the landscape is more spectacular, and the travel more challenging. The increased solitude of the SoSHR intensifies your high-country experience.

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Trip Guides|0 Comments

Low Carbon Appalachian Trail Section Hike via Train – Harpers Ferry WV to Harrisburg PA

Take the train to the AT—low carbon, low stress. No car, no complicated shuttles. Just great hiking! This AT section hike has it all—an ideal blend of natural beauty, history, small towns, great local parks, and meeting [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Beginners, Trip Guides, Trip Reports|7 Comments

Torres del Paine W Trek and Circuit Trek – Quick and Easy Guide to Essential Trip Planning

We believe this is the best guide to the Torres del Paine W Trek and Circuit Treks, in-print or online. This guide was inspired by Alison and I finding a scarcity of accurate and up-to-date information on how to plan for hiking Torres del Paine. In fact mainstream, supposedly reputable materials about the trek were missing essential information, out-of-date, or plain wrong. Here is the the information you need to plan a great W Trek or Circuit Trek in Torres Del Paine

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Backpacks, Gear List, Trip Guides|95 Comments

Torres del Paine Circuit Trek Guide 5 to 6 days

We believe this is the best guide to the Torres del Paine Circuit Trek, in-print or online. This guide was inspired by Alison and I finding a scarcity of accurate and up-to-date information on how [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Trip Guides|12 Comments

Torres del Paine W Trek Itinerary for 3-4 Days

We believe this is the best Itinerary/guide in-print or online to do the Torres del Paine W Trek in 3-4 Days. This was inspired by Alison and I finding a scarcity of accurate and up-to-date information on how to plan for hiking Torres del Paine. In fact mainstream, supposedly reputable materials about the trek were missing essential information, were out-of-date, or were just plain wrong. Here is the the information you need to plan a great W Trek in Torres Del Paine

By | February 7th, 2016|Categories: Trip Guides|17 Comments