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Cascades du Dard

FRANCE | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | Views [376]

The trail turned sharply left, away from the highway. Within moments, the roar of passing trucks was muted, then swallowed by the heavy fog that engulfed the Chamonix Valley. The forest floor was a carpet of wet moss over boulders, an undulating sea ... Read more >

Tags: fog, forest, france, hiking, mountains, outdoors, waterfalls


The Crown Jewel of Chamonix: The Aiguille du Midi

FRANCE | Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | Views [376]

In a shining moment of mature glory, I drank two cups of coffee on an empty stomach and raced up to freezing temperatures and thin air at an altitude of 3,842 meters, where I promptly started running up flights of stairs, fueled by excitement and adrenaline.... Read more >

Tags: altitude, cable car, france, hiking, mountains, outdoors, snow


Mount Solitary

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | Views [721]

"Well, this is some nice, flat, forest walking," I muse. "Yeah, it can't last forever," Dad responded quickly, like we'd been having the same thoughts. We knew a mountain summit was in today's section of the 3-day, 30-kilometer hike we'd started, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, challenges, hikes, mountains, trekking



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