It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Getting in touch with Mother Earth is on everyone’s mind, so why not strap on your boots and head out for a hike? We want you to do it right, though—and, you know, not fall off a cliff, slip on algae, get shot by a cartel member, or be struck by lightning.
In 2012, the Outdoor Foundation discovered that over half of all hikers hit the trails purely for the thrill of adventure. Don’t get us wrong—we think that’s awesome. We just want to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.
Click through to see the 10 most death-defying treks.
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