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10 Hikes to Do Solo

Because sometimes, you just need to get away from it all.
By Mattie Schuler

 


Fall Canyon, Death Valley, California
Don’t be scared off by the name. Instead, let Death Valley's key features entice you—it's the driest, hottest, and lowest place in North America. The trails are rough and unmanaged, so definitely take a GPS device and bring plenty of water. If you want true isolation, avoid the weekends, but target April and October for prime weather. Fall Canyon offers a wealth of exploration possibilities near Titus Canyon. [image: jar() / Flickr]
 

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READERS COMMENTS

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Cami
Jun 06, 2014

Sorry BP, not loading 10 pages to get this. One scrollable page is better.

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June
May 29, 2014

Seriously, yes seriously!! Driving, or going to the grocery store is dangerous. But when solo hiking or backpacking you are responsible for you, and you plan and prepare accordingly. It's not for everyone, and those who aren't suited for it could have Darwin Moments. But for those who can solo, and are prepared, the rewards are magnificent, rich, and soulfully fulfilling.

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Seriously?
May 28, 2014

You actually publish an article about going out by yourself? And you say sometimes you just need to get away from it all? It's not just dangerous, it can be life threatening.

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