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President Bahls' favorite hiking trips

Best hiking trips in North America

Longs Peak Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

The north end of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Pasayten Wilderness and William O. Douglas Wilderness (Washington)

The Ice Line, Sky Line and Lake O'Hara trails in Yoho National Park (British Columbia)

Cross country hiking along the Tatinshini and Alsek Rivers (Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska)

The Highline Trail and Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park (Montana)

Cross country hiking in Tombstone Provincial Park (Yukon)

Sawtooth Lake Trail in the Sawtooth Wilderness (Idaho)

Mount Baldy Trail at Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico)

Hike up the Virgin River in Zion National Park (Utah)

Hurricane Ridge Trail in Olympic National Park (Washington)

Best cross-country ski trips

Lone Mountain Ranch (Montana)

Old Faithful Geyser Basin (Wyoming)

Going to the Sun Road, Bowman Lake Road (Montana)

Garnet Ghost Town (Montana)

Lolo Pass (Idaho)

Izaak Walton Inn (Montana)

Trapp Family Lodge/Mount Mansfield Trails (Vermont)

Anvil Ski Trial (Wisconsin)

Pattee Canyon Ski Trail (Montana)

Lubrecht Experimental Forest Trail (Montana)