Tag: hike

Climbing Kili—A Labor of Love, The Beginning

When Erin first asked if I’d be interested in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro I scoffed. Absolutely not. It sounded like a long, miserable journey that I was not in any way prepared to tackle. However, after a bit of internet research, I came around to the idea of attempting “Everyman’s Everest.” And with that, we paid …

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The Inca Trail. Wow!

Since mid-July, I have been looking forward to the 4-day, 42km trek around the Inca Empire’s stomping grounds. Due to government restrictions, only 500 people are allowed to hike the “Classic Inca Trail” each day, and as a result tickets are sold out at least 2 months in advance. To be honest, I booked the …

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Colca Canyon… ouch.

Please don’t get me wrong, our 3-day trek of the Colca Canyon was one of the best experiences of my life. The scenery, local communities, and one special mountain dog made for an incredible adventure. But man… it hurt! Our trek began at 3am on Thursday morning, with a van ride to Chivay, the doorway to …

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