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Hiking Odyssey in Western Newfoundland

Come along as editor Peter Potterfield takes us on a journey through the unforgettable landscape of Western Newfoundland. We'll backpack into the Lewis Hills, the highest point on the island, take in the world class bird watching on the Codroy Estuary, and hike some of the best trails in Gros Morne National Park.

Exploring Sweden's Wild West Coast

Come along as adventure journalist Peter Potterfield takes us to West Sweden, the craggy, island studded coastline between Gothenburg and Norway. We'll visit the pink granite headlands of Smogen National Park, the islands of Kosterhavet National Park, and explore the canals and backstreets of laid back Gothenburg itself.

Grand Canyon Odyssey

For an unforgettable hike, come along as Editor Peter Potterfield takes us from the South Rim to the Colorado River, and back again, on OARS' Grand Canyon hiking trip. The well known rafting company has expanded its offerings to include this four day tour of northern Arizona featuring a hike into the Canyon and a stay at Phantom Ranch.

Adventures in Arctic Sweden

From the Northern Lights to cross country skiing, the unique experience of Sweden's legendary Ice Hotel in mid-winter is unforgettable. Come along as Editor Peter Potterfield shows us the perpetual twilight and snowy beauty of this remote corner of Scandinavia, far above the Arctic Circle, where the Ice Hotel provides the ultimate base camp


Hiking Canada's Skyline Trail

The Skyline Trail is often called not just the most spectacular trail in Jasper National Park, but one of the most interesting backcountry routes in North America. Come along as GreatOutdoors Editor Peter Potterfield takes you from Maligne Lake, up and over the infamous “Notch,” and to the summit of Amber Mountain. And he reveals some of the best spots around Jasper, including the Jasper Park Lodge, Sunwapta Lodge, and the Icefields Glacier Adventure.

Rafting Idaho's Salmon River

Come along as Editor Peter Potterfield takes us with him on rafting outfitter OARS' famous craft beer trip on Idaho's Salmon River. Here, an array of micro-brews from Missoula's Big Sky Brewery, and gourmet food provided by a California culinary expert, add creature comforts and good times to the Class III white water, sunshine and white sand beaches of this legendary trip.

Adventures In Haida Gwaii

The salmon fishing is called the best in the world here in Canada's most out there chain of islands, but there's much more. There's hiking to ancient Haida villages, standing totem poles a hundred years old, humpback whales blowing and breaching, and eagles snatching fish from the Pacific just yards from the boat. Magical Haida Gwaii is a place emphatically on the edge of things.

A New Zealand Hiking Odyssey

It may be fall in North America, but it's springtime in New Zealand, a great time to head down for some hiking as the snow begins to fly at home. Come along as editor Peter Potterfield takes us on a hiking safari from the northern most point of the North Island to the Great Walks of the South Island.

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