How Limeade worked on Kilimanjaro

When I was climbing Kilimanjaro, I carried my fitbit with me on the 9 day climb. I broke a lot of steps records on this climb – averaging 20k steps every day. The peak was great in itself but as soon as I got online, my fitbit synced with Limeade and I also got pointsContinue reading “How Limeade worked on Kilimanjaro”

On top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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”

Hiking up 4,700ft / 5.5miles to Camp Muir at Mt. Rainier wearing 5 finger shoes

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”

Kayak 11 miles from Seattle to Kirkland and back

We love kayaking in Seattle and have been going to agua verde paddle club for many years. Last year I was the mayor of Agua Verde on Foursquare. We almost always go towards Lake Union because we like the views and really like getting close to all the houseboats around the water. Last week weContinue reading “Kayak 11 miles from Seattle to Kirkland and back”

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichhu

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”