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Yosemite Half Dome Descent

Hiking Half Dome – Yosemite National Park

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We are on the rim of the immense glacier carved valley in the bright sun and wind, gripping steel cables through rubberized gloves, barely balanced on an arching back of pale granite, breathing thin air that catches in our lungs…
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You Shook Me All Night Long

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HeatherWe rolled into the Antigua tourist police compound with our brakes steaming a little, our first task was to chat to the policeman and find a mechanic.  While our rotors were being turned and front brake pads sourced, we…
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Tikal My Fancy

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Dan There is not too much to say about Tikal, it is stunning, the jungle, the ruins, the monkeys, it rightly deserves its place as a must see destination. The drive there was long but we had great company in…
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Costa Rica: Bring your camera

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A short drive past the border from Nicaraugua found us turning off the main road onto rough gravel, winding through a small town with kids out playing, back through woods and small concrete bridges, eventually pulling into the driveway of…
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Take a Guide or You Might Die

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Dan After having limited success independently hiking in Mexico, we were apprehensive about the opportunities that awaited us in Guatemala. We lined up three potential hikes for the first week, two out of the three recommended guides, both because of…
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On the road to Whistler

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Not being fans of crummy weather, the advantage of living in a house with wheels is that you can relocate to drier climates as it takes your fancy.This is why we left Banff slightly sooner than initially planned, but…
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Trekking in the High Tatras

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Walking up to Morksie Oro, the famous crystal blue lake in the Polish Tatras had been something that we had looked forward to throughout our time in the country. Upon arrival, however, we learned that dogs are not allowed into…
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Camping For Dummies

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The Canadian Parents Our original idea when we were planning our trip to join the kids in California with Ann, Gaz, Dalton and I was to rent an RV and drive it from Vegas to San Francisco along with the…
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2 Limeys Yanked around America

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The English ParentsImpressions of Las Vegas…. Well, should it be Las or should it be Flash Vegas? At any rate it’s certainly bright, brash and loud and in amongst the tourists are some of the weirdest people to be…
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Baños, Ecuador

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In my tourist guide book for South America there are highlights listed for each country. And while I try to visit some of them, it’s not always possible to get to see them all. There six places listed for Ecuador,…
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Yosemite

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Dan   We arrived in Yosemite via the Tioga pass, the drive was stunning, I am sure there were oooh and aahhhs from the parental car, but can’t be sure as they turned their walkie talkie off not the first…
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I See No Canyon Grand or Otherwise

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Dan Next stop with my parentals was the Grand Canyon, via a big Dam, a naff ghost town (so dead I hope the town haunts itself) and some pretty rocks in a thunder storm. More conventionally the Hoover Dam, which…
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Three Parks and a Baby

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Heather We left off with Dan ranting about other people’s kids, so it seemed apt that from Arches we headed to Salt Lake City to pick our first guests of the trip, my sister, brother-in-law, and adorable nephew Fletcher (14…
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The Road to Quilotoa

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Brian and I ride out of Quito bound for Lago Quilotoa. I’ve been hearing a lot about the hike and the great guys at Ecuador Freedom Bike in Quito highly recommended the ride from Quito to the small villages and…
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14er Frenzy

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Heather & Dan All told we have made it to the top of ten 14ers with one combo DNF during our three weeks in Colorado. Inspiration and information came from two main sources. The inspiration and the catalyst for thinking…
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Longs Peak

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Heather Dan mentioned briefly about Longs Peak in a previous post, but he wanted me to tell the story. Longs Peak is the only 14er in Rocky National Park, and the rangers there do not like you calling it a…

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