This is a notch in your belt hike. It's a challenge for many reasons. Detrimental factors are fear of heights, moderate scrambling, the scorching sun, and wasps that are Jumanji sized (the Robin Williams version).
Many backpackers stack Iceland's two most famous hikes back to back. You might as well add that extra bit of challenge and really squeeze all the sights in for your visit. If you are starting this hike after completing the Laugavegur, make sure you look for this sign, and then the footbridges upon arriving into … Continue reading Fimmvorduhals
In my excitement to get to Bryce Canyon I almost completely overlooked these red towers.
Hike through the high desert hoodoos.
You can go long stretches not seeing another soul, feeling as if you are the only person in the world.
You've seen this waterfall before. It's every bit worth the hype. It's every bit worth all the words used to describe it. Majestic, breathtaking, CROWDED. So go early. I camped at Skogar the night before after completing the Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals. I didn't even think I would get to see it other than through the windows … Continue reading Seljalandsfoss
Golden hour is my favorite hour. How can it not be? My goal was to make it to both in the Teanways since I've only ever day hiked there. I did this as an overnight, but this can easily be done as a long day hike at around 13 miles roundtrip. There are multiple … Continue reading Navaho Peak
This one had been on my list for a while. The Olympics are far if you live in Seattle. You have to decide if you want to wait in ferry traffic or all the traffic you encounter from Tacoma to Seattle. Both are about 3.5 hours travel time. This trip I decided to try the … Continue reading Mount Townsend
Nothing smells as sweet as fresh rain in a rainforest
Elfin Lakes Shelter needs to be experienced