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Old 04-22-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Let the magic of the outdoors take you to some breathtaking places! It appears to be a commercial for Israel but certainly provides some great views. Thanks to Drew Curtis' FARK and BuzzFeed @ http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/shfk/reth...s-in-the-world

How can such a small nation far out in the South Pacific have such awesome scenery? Every time I was Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit filmed there, a can't believe what I'm seeing.


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Old 04-22-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: 59N
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Lofoten, Norway
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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Lofoten, Norway
Awesome!
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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They lost me when they didn't include one of the Grand Canyon trails.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: WINTERpeg
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Well, atleast I can say I have been on two of them. I do agree with the above poster about not including the Grand Canyon Trails as it beats out some of the ones on the list.

Anyone ever been on numer 9: the Sir Samuel and Lady Florence Baker Historical Trail ?
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:46 AM
 
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Let the magic of the outdoors take you to some breathtaking places! It appears to be a commercial for Israel but certainly provides some great views. Thanks to Drew Curtis' FARK and BuzzFeed @ http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/shfk/reth...s-in-the-world

How can such a small nation far out in the South Pacific have such awesome scenery? Every time I was Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit filmed there, a can't believe what I'm seeing.


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Israel is not in the South Pacific. It is located on the Eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea at a strategic location connecting 3 continents (Europe, Asia & Africa).
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Israel is not in the South Pacific. It is located on the Eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea at a strategic location connecting 3 continents (Europe, Asia & Africa).
That pic is NZ, not Israel.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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2 trails on that list from Israel is kind of strange, and calling The Bob Marshall Wilderness a trail is really understated. "The Bob" has trails, it's not a trail in itself.
Also the pictures seem to focus on overlooks, which I guess is to be understood for commercial reasons. A good trail has a mix of seclusion, wilderness, flaura and fauna, and, for urban trails - history and culture. They don't all need scenic overlooks.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:44 AM
 
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Israel is not in the South Pacific. It is located on the Eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea at a strategic location connecting 3 continents (Europe, Asia & Africa).
I was referring to the picture I posted which was from NEW ZEALAND!
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I don't understand why he describes the Cinque Terre trail as a 'flat path'. Some of it's flat but most of it's the opposite of that, at least in the areas where most people hike.

Also, I got the feeling that this whole list was more about he author trying to showcase all the exotic travels he/she's taken and less about trying to pick the true winners. Because I can think of at least half a dozen trails right here in the western US which would blow away some of the ones he/she chose.
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