Top Ten Mountain Hiking Movies

It’s the thrill of a lifetime to be able to climb to the top of the mountain, or even to get to hike and take ann adventure outdoors. Some people may find enough excitement simply camping for a few nights, while others may want to take on the challenge of climbing Mt. Everest or the second highest mountain in the world, K2. The following are my choices for the best ten movies about hiking and climbing.

  1. K2 (1991). In this climbing adventure movie, two best friends decide to join a team that will reach the summit of K2. The movie gives a realistic portrayal of what it would be like to actually venture out and climb K2, and the perils that could be faced. The scenery is incredible.
  2. Into the Wild (2007). Imagine being a rich kid and having everything you ever wanted, but becoming totally disenchanted by the whole

Outdoor Hiking Guide for Southwest Ohio

If you are a day hiker looking to add variety to your weekend, three Miami Valley area parks offer hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. Each of the parks also have at least one amenity that is family-oriented.

Hueston Woods

Overlapping the Butler and Preble County line, this 3,000-acre Ohio State park has 12 hiking trails in addition to a 12-mile mountain bike path and 18-mile horse riding trail. Since all the hiking trails are easy to moderate, this park is a great fit for someone just starting out. The trails are relatively short too — ranging from .7 miles to 2.2 miles.

Other park amenities include:

  • Boating, swimming or fishing in 625-acre lake. Dogs are permitted (park also has a small dog park area)
  • Archery Range
  • Golf and Disc Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Seasonal hunting with permit
  • Wide range of camping options from non-electric to lodge (you can even