The Cross of the Condors

Colca Canyon, Peru: Part One, The Cross of the Condors **BecauseItzThere is currently in "Patagonian Summer" re-runs as we are off fixing up new adventures. Be sure to check back soon! In the meantime, here's a repost of our trip to Colca Canyon and Misti Volcano which appeared on this blog over a year and a half …

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From the Bottom to the Top: Colca Canyon and Misti

Colca Canyon and Misti Volcano, Peru **BecauseItzThere is currently in "Patagonian Summer" re-runs as we are off fixing up new adventures. Be sure to check back soon! In the meantime, here's a repost of our trip to Colca Canyon and Misti Volcano which appeared on this blog over a year and a half ago. *Colca Canyon/Misti Volcano, …

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Patagonia Looms Ahead

Turmoil in Chile Once Again Makes Our Travels Plans More "Interesting" This will hopefully be the last post where I have to show you other people's pictures of Patagonia. The next time we post about it, we'll (hopefully) have our own. As Brian writes this we are in the final stages of preparation. Almost everything …

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More Autumn Wanderings

No matter where you are in the South, fall is a good time for wandering about. The best place for fall wandering is anyplace with a lot of trees where the leaves are currently changing. But at some point that describes almost everyplace in North Carolina. North Carolina is, by the way, the twelfth most …

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Abrams Falls: One Of The Most Dangerous Trails in America?

They've done it again. Backpacker Magazine pout together a list of the Ten Most Dangerous Trails in America...and the Abrams Falls Trail made the list. The last time Backpacker Magazine did this was in 2008 we believe. Abrams Falls, for those who don't know, is perhaps the most famous (or infamous) falls in Great Smoky Mountains National …

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The Three Ridges Hike: One of Virginia’s Best Loop Hikes

Three Ridges Hike via the AT Logistical Page **We have added The Three Ridges Hike to our list of the Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, we feel confident that this will make our next revision of the Top Ten Hikes in The Southern Appalachians...but we'll chew on that for a while.** When …

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One, Two…Three Ridges

Three Ridges Hike Day II: Harper's Creek Shelter to Reid's Gap (and out!) **Note that none of these photos is doctored or enhanced in any way...this is exactly what we saw, just as we saw it.** During the night we thought we detected the faintest fall of rain, seeming to dampen our wishes for a …

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