Top 5 Day Hikes
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This does not include rock-climbing expeditions.
1. Mount Washington, New Hampshire- The wildest weather in the world, and very steep and rocky. Apparently it is the 5th most deadliest mountain in the world, and the highest point between the Rockies and the Alps. It's location near the ocean makes for beautiful views and the landscape often resembles Mars.
2. Cadillac Mountain, Maine. Located within stunning Acadia National Park, this hike takes you to one of the easternmost sections of America. The sunsets here are unrivaled.
3. Fussen, Germany- Starting off at the magical Neushwanstein Castle, this beautiful hike takes you to the surrounding countryside at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.
4. Werfen, Austria- This hike also encompasses a tram ride up a steep slope, and culminates 10,000 feet high at the famous Eisenreisenwelt(?) Ice Caves. If you're terrified of heights, this is NOT for you. (I barely made it with my lunch still in my stomach)
5a. Clerveaux, Luxembourg- This hike takes you through the lovely countryside of the Ardennes. You can still feel the ghosts of the Battle of the Bulge around you.
5b. Konigswinter, Germany- I couldn't leave this one out. A nice moderate trek up a "mountain" along the Rhine River south of Bonn. Wonderful scenery that ends at the mountaintop castle ruin "Drachenfels" which you can actually lie on and take a nap. The best part is along the trail there are Beer Gardens so you can make some nice pit stops on the way up and down.