In Adventure Holidays Part One we checked out some awesome windsurfing destinations. In this segment of Adventure Holidays, FLUX Mag presents two challenging hiking destinations that would give Davey Crocket the heebie-jeebies.
Mount Huashan Trail, China
When tackling the infamous Mount Huashan Trail in China, the general consensus should be, whatever you do, don’t look down. A single slip-up could prove fatal. This hiking trail is generally only attempted by the brave and perhaps even some who are missing a few screws. Mount Huashan is one of China’s five sacred mountains. Its hiking trail is nothing to be taken lightly. A scary point to consider before undertaking such a mammoth task is, many who have previously attempted the Mount Huashan Trail, China, plummeted to their death. The Mountain has five peaks which give it a flower like appearance. It’s most challenging peak is the South Peak. Unfavourable weather conditions, also makes it a lot more daunting, trying to conquer the Mount Huashan Trail, China.
Devil’s Path, Catskills, New York
We are now off to New York, but forget uptight stock brokers, hotdogs and the Yankees as we hit the great outdoors. Devil’s Path in the Catskill Mountains is another challenging hiking. It is only two hours outside of Manhattan. With a name like Devil’s Path, it is a good signifier of the difficulty level of this trail. Hikers are forced to tread with caution as a result of rocky near vertical sections, waterfalls and slippery rocks. The path is 25 miles in length. If you are not fazed by this gruelling trail maybe the mention bears will make you think otherwise. There are bears that roam the region and not the type you will find in Jellystone park .The path ascends five of the 35 Catskill High Peaks. It is a taxing hike and if you are not careful, you can have a nasty fall. If you successfully reach the peak you will be treated to some spectacular scenery.