Is There Still Time to Plan for the Tour Du Mont Blanc?

Want to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc -- Europe's most celebrated Alpine hike -- this summer? Well, you better get cracking...The trekking season gets under way in less than six weeks. Realistically, you probably should have started planning for it already. Sylvia and I did the complete tour in late July of 2018. But …

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Are These Really the Best Hikes in Every State?

Outside Magazine Online recently released a list of the Best Hikes in each State. We were made aware of it through Besthike.com as many people were...they were in turn clued on by the Adventure Blog, which we also follow. https://www.outsideonline.com/2393036/50-best-hikes-us We have bashed Outside Magazine in the past, and this is exactly the type of …

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Patagonia (or Bust): Staying Safe

Surviving Patagonia: Staying Safe Means Staying Warm and Dry Once the logistical challenges of hiking in Patagonia are settled (which remains very far from being the case for Brian and Sylvia) one must turn to the actual physical challenges of the hike itself. Fortunately, altitude will not be one of these. On all three of …

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Patagonia (or Bust): Staying There

Getting Ready for Patagonia Means Figuring Out Where to Stay Once we’ve reached Patagonia, the logistical challenges do not end. One might be tempted the think that you can just show up with a backpack and hike. The temptation is false; you can’t just show up and hike either the ‘W’ or the full Torres …

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Patagonia (Or Bust): Getting There

Getting Ready for Patagonia, the Hard to Get to Place (Featured image Cerro Fitz Roy by Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0) The departure time for our Patagonia Trip is approaching. Last year we embarked on the Tour Du Mont Blanc in mid July. Knowing we would likely face severe logistical challenges we booked everything …

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Can I Hike Mount St. Helens?

*Brian completed the Monitor Ridge Route Hike of Mount St. Helens in 2007...it was his second solo Bucketlist hike. Conditions on the mountain today may not be exactly as described here, and the permit system has changed. Check with the National Forest Service website before attempting this hike.* **This is NOT a hike that we …

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