Hi all! It’s been a while. Back in March I had to go to England for a conference, so I decided I should probably do some hiking the weekend before and climb the tallest mountain in Wales, because #yolo! Continue reading
So you want to go trekking in Nepal in the winter. Are you going to get frostbite/hypothermia? Will there be 5 feet of snow? Will there be running water? How many layers should you pack!?!?!? Come inside for answers to these questions and more, in Laura’s guide to winter trekking in Nepal! 😀 Continue reading
Day 9 was another long one – there’s no rest for the weary in Nepal! Although the hike was mostly downhill, in true Nepal fashion we had lots of uphill to accompany our down. Continue reading
Day 8 is when SHIZ GOT REAL, with the trek over Renjo La Pass. The the top of the pass was the highest point on our trek (along with Gokyo Ri – same height), at 17,585 feet! Continue reading
Hi everyone! By day seven, faced with the prospect of climbing to ~17,500 feet twice in two days, Laura was sick and sufficiently “over it” and decided to skip our out-and-back day hike, Gokyo Ri. Down to three of us, we started up in the morning with our guide, Sudip.
Days 5 and 6 got REAL COLD, y’all, as we slowly ascended towards Gokyo, the highest village on our trek! Continue reading
Just outside of Roanoke, VA there are three hikes dubbed the “Virginia Triple Crown”. Why? I don’t know. But I hiked them and I’m going to give y’all an account of my experience! (Why yes I have lived in Virginia for over a year and this is my first Virginia blog post…) Continue reading
In mid-October I had the opportunity to take a quick trip to California, so we began researching short, 2-day backpacks in Kings Canyon/Sequoia. Turns out that you can’t do much justice to backpacking in these parks with only 2 days, but we tried our best with a backpack up the Lakes Trail, and my old friend from high school came along for her FIRST BACKPACK EVER! Continue reading