Tag Archive: nature

GR20 – Day 13 – De Ciottulu Di i Mori to Tighjettu

With a short stage lasting only 4 hours of walking according to our guide book, we had the luxury to sleep until 6:00 a.m. We could have slept even longer but then we… Continue reading

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 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

9/13/17 – Monument Moment 

Day 141 Miles: 2,643.74 to 2,650.10 Total miles hiked: 2,009.08 (+17.50 back to Holman Trail junction) The Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail holds a monument similar to the one we saw five… Continue reading

9/12/17 – Hopkins Lake

Day 140 Miles: 2,625.28 to 2,643.74 Total miles hiked: 2,002.72 Two thousand miles! That’s how far we walked so far. It’s a huge achievement but with Canadian border at our fingertips we didn’t… Continue reading

9/11/17 – Over Hart’s Pass

Day 139 Miles: 2,604.08 to 2,625.28 Total miles hiked: 1,984.26 It was another rather cold morning when we started with all layers on. The trail sloped gently downhill, it was easy on our… Continue reading

9/10/17 – Methow River

Day 138 Miles: 2,580.61 to 2,604.08 Total miles hiked: 1,963.06 Morning dawned chilly and I kept my down jacket on for a long time before I warmed up enough. But the morning walk… Continue reading