Our 10 Favorite Outdoor Destinations Of The Year

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Adventure travel in the outdoors on a tech blog? Hey, we do occasionally use a camera. Whatever, IndefinitelyWild went to some pretty cool places during our first seven months; here's our favorites.

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Hana

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The girlfriend and I spent a week bumming around Maui's bejungled eastern side, sleeping on a secret beach, getting our food from trees and even working on a farm. Hana is the closest thing you'll find to an unspoiled paradise in the United States.

Island Peak

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At 20,305 feet, Imja Tse might be a baby by Himalayan standards, but it's still 6,000 feet taller than any peak in the lower 48 states. Chris hiked 185 miles through Nepal to summit it.

The Amazon

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Laurel C. Allen visited the Peruvian Amazon for science, creating this four part travel series in the process. Ever wondered how to sharpen blowgun darts on piranha teeth, evade a poo bat or shoot a blow gun?

Brooks Range

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Justin Moore traveled to the most remote mountain range in North America to hunt this continent's most elusive big game — the Dall Sheep. He got one, but it was a hell of a lot of work to make that happen.

Trolltunga

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I'm really proud of Chris. A year ago he was a SCAD graduate slaving away at an ad agency here in Los Angeles. Now, he's in the midst of a 6+ month trip, discovering the world outside our borders. The first stop on his trip? This "troll's tongue" hanging 2,300 feet above a fjord in Norway.

British Columbia

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This was a personal highlight for me; the trip that helped me rediscover the simple joy of riding motorcycles after my previous business in that space failed. There were more ferries than bears, but when you can see humpback wales from them, who cares?

Catalina Island

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This was a fun one. Chris, me and a few of our friends decided to paddle kayaks out to a remote campsite on an island off California's coast and teach ourselves to spearfish. I was pretty sure we'd have no luck, but it turned out quite the opposite and we feasted on fish tacos all night.

Hrútsfjallstindar

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Iceland's second highest peak. Chris almost made it to the top, then nearly killed himself climbing down. The photos in this one are great.

Prewitt Ridge

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Thanksgiving was epic this year. 25 of us headed to Big Sur, drove down a dirt road and wilderness camped 3,300 feet above the Pacific. At some point, we met a Native American girl who gave me an LSD feather fan, which is hanging above my bed as I write. We're going to make this an annual tradition, join us.

Gila National Forest

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I figured it was 50/50 that Bear Grylls would either be really cool or an absolute monster. We went camping together in New Mexico's Gila National Forest and it turned out it was the former. Managed to put together a pretty decent interview with him too. That we were hanging out in the gorgeous little box canyon — a secret location where Geronimo was born — made it all the better.

IndefinitelyWild is a new publication about adventure travel in the outdoors, the vehicles and gear that get us there and the people we meet along the way. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Indefinitely Wild has been a new favorite internet destination for a lot of us I'm sure. Inspired me to go backpacking many times this year instead of once every six months.