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Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
I had a really cool day yesterday with my wife (pictured). We went on an 8 mile round trip snowshoe hike up the West Side road, through the Longmire entrance of Mt. Rainier.
We went up to Dry Creek, which is where you normally park if you're hiking out of the WSR trailhead. We shared a freeze fried meal and a cup of tea, then headed back.
The park is closed due to damage from ferocious wind and rain storms. On Sundays, they let people hike in at 10am. It's better than nothing!
The news reported last week that the park likely won't be open until April, and that a complete circuit of the Wonderland Trail probably won't be possible.
Photo: Troy Mason
Thursday, March 27, 2008
1993 hike to the top of 13,294-foot James Peak with international students from the Economics Institute.
In August 2002, the James Peak Wilderness Area was officially dedicated. The Congress designated the 14,000-acre area, which straddles the Continental Divide in Boulder, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties. The legislation also added 3,000 acres to the nearby Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and created a 16,000-acre James Peak "Protection Area" encompassing the 7,000 acres of the James Peak Roadless Area in Grand County and other adjacent National Forest land. The legislation prohibits mining, timber cutting, new road building and land exchanges in the James Peak Protection Area.
Photo: Gregor V
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trekking to Tada Falls, shortly after the lunch spot and Shiva temple, the trail disappears as the canyon narrows and you continue over rocks and often wading directly up the river. Good shoes are a must.
The area, particularly in rainy season like it was here, is lush and cool, a world apart from bustling Chennai or agricultural rural Tamil Nadu.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Walking the nicely flanked (by hillocks!) tracks from Lonavala to Khandala.
Walking on those stones is one helluva pain in the ass. Soles of our feet were paining even before we started the trek! but the view was worth it :-)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Choquequirao is a enigmatic ruined Inca city even less accessible than Machu Picchu. One day it will draw hordes of tourists but for now it is still little visited. The ultimate itinerary is to hike to Choquequirao and continue to Machu Picchu via Aguas Calientes.
We should rate this trek strenuous, difficult & dangerous. But it is rapidly getting easier as more hikers tramp these trails.
Photo: Rick McCharles
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