We had set up camp in the valley below the snowy peaks looming above. The mountains taunted us with their massive rocky splendor; it was impossible to escape their presence. After dinner the guides… Continue reading
The Lares trek, Day One Distance covered: 16km
We left Cusco, sleepy and nearly still dreaming, in the brisk and dark hours of the morning. After making one final stop at a tiny village in the sacred Valley for breakfast and last-minute supplies,… Continue reading
“Wilderness. The word itself is music.” (Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire) And it was by the music of nature that I found this amazing place. I was unable to rest after a long a… Continue reading
Go out, go out I beg of you And taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth With all the wonder of a child. Edna Jaques
We woke before the sun to be sure we would be able to enjoy the Seven Sacred Pools in peace. There is something to be said for solitude & cherished spaces; the silence… Continue reading
Went for a hike today over the rainbow tunnel in the Marin Headlands. What a treat; gorgeous views, fresh, warm February air and sweet sunshine.
Big Sur holds many treasures tucked away in its mysterious, majestic mountains. On your first drive through the winding road it seems very desolate, nearly abandoned. All you feel is the heart throb… Continue reading
This National Park rivals the White Sands as far as awe-inspiring landscapes go. Joshua Tree may very well be my favorite place to camp out of all the parks I’ve camped at growing… Continue reading
Hiking downhill for 2 miles means you have to hike uphill for an eternity! Perhaps I’m exaggerating just a tad, but really, the hike back up the canyon was intense; the views were… Continue reading
Drive by landscapes taken on the way to the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, AZ.