two seas of different densities collide, alaskan coast

Gulf of Alaska - where two oceans meet but do not mix. Fresh water glaciers and the oceans salt water have different densities.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada - The hike pictured here is called Top of the Giant Trail and is 13.9 miles roundtrip. Photo: Monica Prelle

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada - The hike pictured here is called Top of the Giant Trail and is miles roundtrip. Photo: Monica Prelle I WANT TO DO THIS!

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru - Not an experienced hiker? No problem. Leora Novick has some tips for you in the Inexperienced hiker's guide to the Inca Trail. Photo: TheFutureIsUnwritten

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru - Not an experienced hiker? Leora Novick has some tips for you in the Inexperienced hiker's guide to the Inca Trail.

Cordillera Vilcanota trek, Peru - In southern Peru, this trek requires a couple days of altitude acclimatization. This image was shot at 5,200m (17,060ft). Photo: dyonis

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Cordillera Vilcanota trek, Peru - In southern Peru, this trek requires a couple days of altitude acclimatization. This image was shot at 5,200m (17,060ft). Photo: dyonis

GR20, Corsica, France - The GR20 is a trail that goes north-south across the island of Corsica. It's about 112 miles long and takes the average trekker 15 days to complete. Photo: akunamatata

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Corsica, France - The is a trail that goes north-south across the island of Corsica. It's about 112 miles long and takes the average trekker 15 days to complete

Naramata, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada - By looking at this image, it's easy to figure out why agriculture and tourism are the primary industries of the little town of Naramata. Photo: Preserved Light by Caillum Smith

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Naramata, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada - By looking at this image, it's easy to figure out why agriculture and tourism are the primary industries of the little town of Naramata. Photo: Preserved Light by Caillum Smith

Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Continental Divide Trail 2 - According to Wikipedia, "only about two dozen people a year attempt to hike the entire trail, taking about six months to complete it." Photo: asafantman

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Continental Divide Trail 2 - According to Wikipedia, "only about two dozen people a year attempt to hike the entire trail, taking about six months to complete it.

Coyote Buttes, Arizona - According to Wikipedia, the "Coyote Buttes area is an exposure of cross-bedded aeolian Jurassic Navajo Sandstone. The variable coloration of the sandstones is a result of various iron oxide pigments within the layers." This also made the list of our 60 mind-bending rock formations around the world. Photo: Alaskan Dude

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

60 mind-bending rock formations from around the world [PICs] Coyote Buttes, Arizona

Eaton Lake, BC, Canada - I love the precariousness of the situation. This hike, near Hope Slide in BC, is 13km long. Photo: Dru!

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Eaton Lake, BC, Canada - I love the precariousness of the situation. This hike, near Hope Slide in BC, is long.

Swiss Alps, Switzerland - Hikers near the town of Grindelwald. Photo: Jofre Ferrer

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Swiss Alps, Switzerland - Hikers near the town of Grindelwald.

Italian Alps, Italy

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs] - Matador Network

Continental Divide Trail 1 - The Continental Divide Trail is a 3100-mile track - mostly on trail and small roads - that runs from Canada to Mexico. Photo: asafantman

35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs]

Continental Divide Trail 1 - The Continental Divide Trail is a track - mostly on trail and small roads - that runs from Canada to Mexico.

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