Today ranked in the top three of toughest days for physical exertion in our adventures together…the others being the one-day hike to Paliku Camp on Maui and our one-day summit of Mt Whitney. We started at 6:40 am with a train ride from our hotel, west along the Urubamba River,… Read More →
We were up early to catch our flight from Lima to Cusco, a change in elevation from just above sea level to 3400 m (11,200 ft). The flight was full of tour groups from China, Japan the US and Canada and we seemed to be the only ones on our… Read More →
We landed last night on our flight from Houston at 10:30, flying in low over a bay that seemed to have hundreds of cargo ships at anchor at the Port of Callao before touching down just as we crossed the coastline. A quick check of Wikipedia showed that Callao was… Read More →
I never thought I could associate rainy skies and beautiful vistas, but Belle-ile-en-Mer, an island just 8 kilometers off the Brittany Coast of France is where you can. I call Brittany the ‘Ireland of France’ for its weather and coastline. Belle-île is located northwest of the city of Saint-Nazaire and… Read More →
The vast majority of the people who kayak the Wailua River are there to hike to the least-secret Secret Falls we know. Being ourselves, we couldn’t limit our activities to the things on the beaten path. We don’t know who put up the rope swing, but we’ll bet it… Read More →
This is an excellent, fairly easy hike and it surprised us that we waited so long to discover it. The hike is mostly shady except for one section and there are several easy stream crossings that only require stepping across rocks. This a great family hike.
The Altadena Crest Trail is not very well known, which makes it a great place to hike, mostly free of mountain bikers or horses. The trail winds through excellent chaparral in the low foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. It has steep sections and switchbacks to climb out of the small canyons… Read More →
Despite our crazy adventures in California, we’ve never ventured into the sparsely populated area north of Los Angeles and between the 101 and 5 Freeways. We are usually in a hurry to get somewhere and that keeps us from taking the scenic byways that are truly remarkable.