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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Colca Canyon: The Long Walk Down

Colca Canyon, Part Two: The Long Walk Down Arriving back at Chivay after the condor trip we prepared ourselves for three straight days of hiking in the canyon. The little pavilion at the start was mobbed with hikers; even though our tour consisted of just myself, Sylvia and the guide Eli, many tours start from …

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The Cross of the Condors

Colca Canyon, Peru: Part One, The Cross of the Condors At 1 am we rose groggily and prepared to depart our hotel. Close proximity to a cobblestone main street, through which traffic never stopped rolling, had denied us any real possibility of sleep. Not exactly how you want to start five days of rigorous hiking, …

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From the Bottom to the Top: Colca Canyon and Misti

From the bottom to the top, Colca Canyon and Misti Volcano **This is a reboot of an old post from the defunct V 1.0 blog about our epic adventure in Colca Canyon and Misti Volcano, Peru, in 2017.  It was in some ways the hardest thing we had ever done up to this point. For …

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Haleakala National Park

To Hike Beyond the Sunrise: Haleakala Volcano

Haleakala Volcano ***Haleakala Volcano via the Sliding Sands Trail, completed in 2014, is one of Brian and Sylvia’s Bucket List Hikes!*** The Great Shield Volcano of Haleakala, at 10,023 feet, dominates the island of Maui. In fact, its broad slopes comprise 75% of the island…this and another lobe of uplands give Maui its distinctive butterfly …

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