We recently visited Death Valley. We spent the first day climbing up and sleeping on the summit of Telescope Peak at 11,000 ft (3,300 m) in 40° F ( 4° C) 🥶 temperature; and then in the morning we hiked back down and drove to the lowest spot in the US (right behind me inContinue reading “How we experienced two extreme temperatures in the same day in Death Valley and Telescope Peak”
The hike up to Camp Muir on Mt Rainier is my favorite hike. This is a Google Earth simulation of actual GPS tracks from one of my hikes.
Jen and I don’t really attach much significance to days like New Years day. However, why pass on a nice extended weekend to get out and have some fun? We decided to go snow camping on Mt. Rainier. We had been to Mt. Rainier many times before but had never camped overnight, and never reallyContinue reading “A night in a Snow Cave on Mt. Rainier on New Year’s day”
We took a longer, circuitous, beautiful path around Kilimanjaro to get to the top. It was colder than we had planned for and the lack of sleep compounded the effort needed. The endless strong wind that ran across the continent became very overbearing after a few hours. But we were there and we saw theContinue reading “On top of Mt. Kilimanjaro”
We hiked up to Camp Muir yesterday which is at an elevation of 10,080ft. Starting at Paradise it’s a 4,700 ft climb that happens over 5.5 miles. The last 2-3 miles is just a vast snow-field and traversing up that is a chore. Good boots help but we use 5 finger shoes which don’t doContinue reading “Hiking up 4,700ft / 5.5miles to Camp Muir at Mt. Rainier wearing 5 finger shoes”
We had been planning a trip to Peru for a while and wanted to visit Machu Pichhu. When we learned that you could hike there instead of taking a train we decided that’s what we wanted to do. Recent regulations limit the number of people who can be on the trail to just 500 aContinue reading “Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichhu”