Tag Archives: Mountains

Searching for Zeus on Mount Olympus, Greece

Whether it was my friend, Russ, or I that came up with the idea to make a detour to hike Mount Olympus (home to 12 Olympian gods of ancient Greece), once the ball was rolling there was no turning back … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Circuit – A Nepal Adventure

Coming off a lazy few months in SE Asia, I moaned and griped about the beast on my back that would accompany me for weeks up and down mountains, along trails and roads, through forests and near deserts.  The Annapurna … Continue reading

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Turning 30 While Traveling

These past ten months have been one big birthday celebration.   As the last year of my 20s approached, a desire cropped up to dust off the cobwebs of life and travel.  Ultimately this manifested into what other western societies … Continue reading

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Hiking Highlights in New Zealand

There have been a lot of epic adventures in New Zealand during my visit, but when all is said and done it was the hiking that stirred my soul.  Whether steadily counting stair steps up a steep mountainside, glissading down … Continue reading

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Conquering A NZ Great Walk: The Kepler Track

New Zealand has 9 Great Walks scattered throughout the country (my last post about Abel Tasman Coastal Track is one of them).  Of the 9, though, 3 particular tracks are concentrated around Fiordland National Park on the south island: Milford, … Continue reading

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Torres del Paine National Park – W Trek!

Far south in Chilean Patagonia the Torres del Paine National Park was teetering between spring and summer and it was time for me to conquer the W Trek. Dozens of miles of trail wrap around the Cordillera Paine, a group … Continue reading

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