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It's as big as California, boasts more volcanoes than Alaska, and counts nearly as many geysers as Yellowstone.
Few outsiders have ever set foot on Kamchatka. It's a giant wilderness waiting to be explored with backpack, paddle, or skis. Here are six trips and some helpful tips to get you started.
Access: Only by a 90-minute (each way) helicopter flight.
Access: One of the easiest wilderness hikes to pull off, thanks to road access at both ends. The trailhead is a 3-hour drive from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka (P-K).
Contact: Explore Kamchatka (see above).