Fall Is The Best Time For Hiking!

Prime Hiking Season is Underway! The heat of summer has finally gone and Sylvia and I can happily confirm that, while fall arrived a bit late to the mountains once again, this year the colors have been far better than the last two or three, and we managed to hit them far closer to peak. …

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Climate Change: Has The Battle Finally Turned?

Don't Be On the Losing Side Of The Climate Change "Debate" There is no doubt that climate change is occurring, no doubt that the Earth is warming, and no doubt that human influence is by far and away the principal force behind the rise in global temperatures. There is broad scientific consensus on these facts, …

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The Countdown to Patagonia: Torres Del Paine

Our Torres Del Paine Logistics Are Nearly Complete The time for Patagonia is fast approaching. Every resource available to us tells the same tale…book months in advance, especially for popular Torres del Paine, or else lose out. In days past it was possible to show up at this park with a tent, a pair 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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Hike the Patagonian Route of Parks? Um, Not Exactly…

Patagonian Route of Parks: Update A couple of weeks back, we mentioned a story on the “Patagonian Route of Parks” that had been heavily posted all throughout the travel and outdoor recreation blogosphere. NatGeo, Travel and Leisure, the BBC, Lonely Planet, Men’s Journal… As we are headed to Patagonia next year, we were very excited …

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