Do you have any recommendations for the Adirondacks?

Pretty much anyone who has read my blog knows it has been a long time since I have done any serious hiking or camping. I think it has been about six years since I’ve been to a National Park.  It’s been even longer since I slept in a tent.  For the record, I definitely prefer... Continue Reading →

“The mountains are calling and I must go”

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” Isn’t that a great quote? If you aren’t familiar with this famous quote or don’t know it is from John Muir, well shame on you. Muir is one of the fathers of the National Parks. He fought to preserve Yosemite and even took President Theodore Roosevelt camping... Continue Reading →

A Gondola Ride High Above Lake Louise

We had campsite reservations for the next two nights at the Lake Louise Campground. We would be living a completely opposite lifestyle from what we had at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise a few nights earlier and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel the night before. We loved what luxurious wilderness lodging had to offer, but... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Hill

It was a long drive from the Hoh Rainforest to Hurricane Ridge. The final seventeen miles to the Visitor Center were along Hurricane Ridge Road. The road wound through an evergreen forest at first, and then started a long 5,000 foot ascent up the side of a mountain. Hurricane Ridge Road twisted its way up... Continue Reading →

Yellowstone’s Avalanche Peak

Day eleven of our 37-day sojourn began with an early morning drive down East Entrance road.  We arrived at a parking lot about twenty miles from camp, on the western shore of Eleanor Lake.  We parked amidst a handful of other cars.  After we got out, we stretched our legs and shouldered our packs for... Continue Reading →

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