On the third day of our post-conference hiking extravaganza, we successfully avoided the crowds again with a long but uber-scenic hike of Lathrop Canyon in the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park! Continue reading
Hey y’all! After a conference in Snowbird, Utah at the end of May, Sofya, Matt, and I headed south into the desert for a few days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands! After a sunset hike of Delicate Arch the previous night, the next morning we set off for a remote area of Canyonlands called Horseshoe Canyon, trying to avoid the crazy Memorial Day crowds. Continue reading
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