Tag Archive: hiking

Photo Focus – Yosemite by Night

While I have yet to complete my final Colombia posts, I couldn’t wait to share these long exposure shots from Yosemite National Park. We braved the crowds for Labor Day weekend and on our final night I played around with Terra’s Nikon D650, keeping the shutter open for as long as 30 seconds at a time. What …

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Exploring Neature in the Samaria Gorge

There are few things that I love more in this world than a good hike. Strapping on my backpack (or fanny pack if I’m being honest), filling up some water bottles, applying a boatload of sunscreen, and setting off into nature—what could be better? My mom will take full credit for instilling the love of …

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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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Pre-Vacation Vacation

What better way to prepare for three months of lounging around than to take a week-long vacation where all you do is lounge around? No need to answer… For the past four summers my family time at the Gray Eagle Lodge has been cut short by my job. Ultimately, going “radio silent” for a week …

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