After finally making it to clam digging, I figured I should check the box on summiting Mt St Helens during this awesome weekend.
I finally made it to razor clam digging after hearing and talking about it for eight years.
Would you do this trip differently knowing what you know now? Tricia asked me on our flight leaving Auckland. I know why she was asking this question. New Zealand was not a cheap trip even during the shoulder season with an unpredictable weather.
Getting to Waitomo Our flight landed in Auckland in the early afternoon and our first task was to pick up our rental car. It took forever for the rental agency shuttle to come around to pick us up from the airport, which was an ominous sign. When we finally arrived to the rental shop, there… Continue reading New Zealand 3.1 – Caves and Hot springs
We learned about Dunedin (pronounced Dun-E-din) from fellow hikers on Kepler Track. They described a coastal college town with street artist graffiti on the walls of giant warehouses. The image of Valparaiso, a coastal town in central Chile
For years New Zealand hung out on my list of top three destinations. And for years it stayed unvisited. I think there were two big reasons preventing me from taking this trip...
Summiting one of the more difficult day hikes in North Cascades, we were rewarded at Mt Pugh's peak with 360 view of all the major mountains in the PNW: Mt Baker, Shuksan, White Chuck, North Cascades, Glacier, Sloan Peak, and Rainier.
My buddy Francis and I took a trip to the Philippines in 2013. This thousand island country was stunning. Since I took the trip a few years back, I am not writing the narrative. I hope you enjoy the photos I post.
Tricia and I had suffered a hiking hiatus this summer. But the fall is here!We simply can’t let ourselves sit indoors knowing that the sun is gentle, the mountains are changing...