GR20 – Day 5 – Refuge Di Verde to Bergeries d’ECampanelle

“Which route do you want to take?” Dave asked looking at the maps of the next stage. “One is an easy four hour walk through the valley. The second option is an alpine… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 4 – Refuge D’Usciolu to Refuge Di Verde

Two people warned us about the difficulty of today’s stage and how there is no way anybody can make it in the 6.5 hours the trailhead sign suggests. I was little bit worried… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 3 – Refuge D’Asinao to Refuge D’Usciolu

It was windy today. Very windy. I haven’t experienced a wind of this strength for quite a while. We are experienced it at its worst at the summit of Mount Alcudina where I… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 2 Bavella to Refuge D’Asinao

We faced our first choice today when it comes to the route. A massive stood between us and the next Refugio. Technically easier was the route around it through a valley full of… Continue reading

GR20 Day 1 – Conca to Auberge du Col de Bavella

As we ascended from Conca, the scenery that surrounded us was of lush greens with tall mountains and reddish rocks towering over us. Flowers were blooming along the trail, vivid pinks, and yellows,… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 0 – Conca

Time seems to be speeding less here in Europe than it does in the US. Once you leave the large cities behind, everything slows down, everybody is going about their business in much… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 0 Bastia

Bastia, Corsica – untouched by the modern days, old and crumbling, and absolutely beautiful. We flew to Bastia from London and what a stark contrast it was compared to the metropolis evolving rapidly… Continue reading

Snow Camping in Paradise

Winter is over, I realized as I bent down to photograph a blooming Trillium during one of my most recent ventures. Trilliums here in the Pacific Northwest signal more sunshine. Longer days. Beginning… Continue reading

Mailbox Peak

   I thought I was ready for the challenge of Mailbox Peak. I hike nearly every weekend on trails that on their own can be called a workout. I joined a gym in… Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

I created this dish for our PCT hike last year and it quickly became our favorite. The smell, when it’s cooking, is divine and it tastes heavenly (if you like mushrooms, of course).… Continue reading