New Zealand – Part 2.1: Kepler Track

<- Previous | NZ | Next -> Registration A week prior to our flight to New Zealand, I checked the three days weather forecast for Auckland: rain, rain, and rain. Then I checked Queenstown, again it was rain, rain and rain. Since Milford region is known to be among the wettest in New Zealand, I…

New Zealand – Part 1: Trip Plans

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…

Mt Pugh

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.

The Philippines – A Photo Album

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.

Alta Mountain

Wow!! It has been a while since we’ve discovered a hike that wowed us like this, especially in the Snoqualmie region….

Navaho Peak

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…

Hiking Cordillera Huayhuash Part 2.5: Day 8

I woke up around 7am. It was eerily quiet outside. I remembered that we found an isolated spot to set up camp the previous day and I realized that I had slept almost 16 hours since. I sat up in my sleeping bag to test out my body and it felt surprisingly good. The loperamide I took before bed had worked.

Hiking Cordillera Huayhuash Part 2.4: Day 6 and 7

This day was different from all other days on this trek. Instead of climbing after breaking camp, we started this day by going downhill. We trekked almost 9 miles and lost 3,500 feet in altitude from Cuyoc camp to a small village called Huayllapa.