Eldorado Peak Attempt

June 21, 2014 – June 22, 2014 With yet another sunny weekend we cannot not pass the temptation of Eldorado. It means getting up at 4:30 a.m. in order to be at Marblemount… Continue reading

Ruth Mountain Climb

June 6, 2014 – June 7, 2014 The forecast seems promising, and I’m craving some North Cascades views. Ideas are flowing. In the end we decide for Ruth Mountain. Neither of us climbed… Continue reading

Rim to Rim to Rim

May 1, 2014 – May 3, 2014 Arriving at the South Rim Backcountry office, we hope for a 3 night permit in the Grand Canyon corridor. Permits for the day are already gone.… Continue reading

Havasu Falls Day 2 – trip to Beaver Falls

April 28, 2014 We have a relatively late start, crawling from out tents around 8:00 a.m., but with less than 6 miles to cover today, that is not an issue. Mile one is… Continue reading

Havasu Falls Day 1

April 27, 2014 Standing at the Hualapai Hilltop we are admiring the vast barren canyon as it opens in front of us. Prominent cliffs of Coconino Sandstone are met here with red tones… Continue reading

Jeseniky Traverse Day 4, Serak to Ramzova

10/3/2013 It’s around 6:00 a.m. when I wake up into the colors of a beautiful sunrise. The sky is clear, there is no trace of the yesterday overcast. View from our room down… Continue reading

Jeseniky Traverse Day 3, Cervenohorske Sedlo to Serak Mountain

10/2/2013 Well rested we come down for breakfast which is included in the price of our room. The food is coming and coming. Variety of bread and toppings – cheese, jam, Nutella, butter… Continue reading

Jeseniky Traverse Day 2, Ovcarna to Cervenohorske Sedlo

10/1/2013 9:30 is not the earliest start but we only have 15 kilometers ahead of us, many of them downhill. Our day starts on paved road leading all the way to the top… Continue reading

Jeseniky Traverse Day 1, Sobotin to Ovcarna

9/30/2013 Jeseníky, mountain range in the uppermost part of Northern Moravia, home of the highest peaks of the region. It is also known for its kosodřevina (Mountain Pine), several areas of rašeliniště (peat… Continue reading

Alta Via Day 7, Refugio Passo Valles to Refugio Rosetta Pedrotti

9/3/2013 With another long day in our itinerary, we start breakfast at the earliest possible time, 7:00 a.m. There is nobody else in the dining room, and for a moment I envy those… Continue reading