Fall Hiking Season is Finally Here!

Fall is Officially Here and its Time to Hit the Trail! Fall is upon us. Of course, summer officially ended -- and Fall arrived -- on September 22nd. But here in the south, Fall don't arrive tell it dang ole feels like fall out. Pp until the last few days, it hasn't felt that way. …

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The Colorado Rockies Join Our Bucket List!

Colorado Makes the Grade as a Hiking State, Duh. Our recent visit to Colorado confirmed to us what we essentially already knew – that the Centennial State is a kick-ass place for hiking. Therefore we have done the needful and added the Colorado Rocky Mountains as a Reserve BucketList destinations. This is a long overdue …

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Climate Change Threatens Mont Blanc’s Glaciers

Glacier Feared to be Close to Collapse, Forcing Closures If there weren't already enough signs that the Earth is warming, here's another; one of Mont Blanc's glaciers has become unstable, and may be close to collapse. The Planpincieux Glacier, just to the northeast of Courmayeur on the Italian side of the mountain, is considered to …

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Fitz Roy and Brian — Alone!

Brian and Fitz Roy Indulge In Some Male Bonding Adventures Recently Sylvia traveled back to Peru for a family visit. This left Brian and Fitz Roy alone to fend for themselves. Fortunately, obedience training has paid off handsomely. Brian has overcome his separation anxiety and is now much better able to handle such situations. This …

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The Countdown to Patagonia: Fitz Roy

Our Second Patagonian Destination, Los Glaciares National Park of Argentina A few weeks back we talked about the planning for our upcoming trip to Patagonia, and especially the challenging logistic of Torres Del Paine National Park. Today, we’ll check in with our other by by no means less interesting Bucket List destination, Fitz Roy...aka Parque …

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Fitz Roy and the Whale

Whale Rocks, Durant Nature Preserve We have blogged before about the excellent Durant Nature Preserve near our home in North Raleigh. Shortly before our trip to Colorado, we finally completed our exploration of its trail system. We brought Fitz Roy along with us, since he can never seem to get enough walking in. You could …

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We’d Rather Be Back in Colorado, But…

We Can't Wait To Get Back To Wonderful Colorado! Our time in Colorado had run its course. We sped back to the airport for the flight to Raleigh, saying good bye to the Blucifer the devil horse on the way – no more would his curse plague us. We greatly enjoyed the state of Colorado. …

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