Tag Archive: hiking

Hiking to Winchester Mountain Lookout Near Mt. Baker

Every year around my birthday I try to take a solo trip somewhere. I’ve been doing this for so many years and it’s such a great way to enter a new year –… Continue reading

Hiking Mountains, Drinking Beers and Riding Horses in El Chaltén

El Chaltén ended up being the random meeting spot for people I knew. 1) Karen, a friend of my brother’s who I’d never met, was going to overlap one night with me there.… Continue reading

New Years Eve Chilean Style (Day 6 of Torres del Paine)

Our final day! We felt like we had run the gauntlet, hiked a thousand miles, ate enough carbohydrates to feed a small town, lucked out with weather, saw all the key sites along… Continue reading

The Towers of Patagonia (Day 5 of Torres del Paine)

I didn’t want to leave Cuernos! But we had to. When you enter the park they give you a punchcard with all the campsites listed on it. As you arrive at each one… Continue reading

From Valle Francés to Heavenly Cuernos (Day 4 of Torres del Paine)

We had a dry night at Campamento Italiano. The nice thing about this stage of the trek is that you can leave your pack at the campsite and hike up into Valle Francés… Continue reading

Glacier Gray to Valle Francés (Day 3 of Torres del Paine)

It rained all night and I woke up to a somewhat wet tent, I hadn’t staked my rain fly out well enough. But the sleeping bag stayed dry thank goodness! The sky opened… Continue reading

Hiking to Glacier Gray (Day 2 of Torres del Paine)

Our first full day of hiking was broken into two sections – 11km from campsite to Paine Grande, where the other hikers land by catamaran from across Pehoé Lake, and then 12km from… Continue reading

Starting the Torres del Paine W+ Hike

Torres del Paine is a trek of somewhat mythical reputation, a trek that comes up in any conversation surrounding Patagonia. This means conversation at travel spots all along the way from Santiago to… Continue reading

A Hike to Navaho Peak

Set off on a mini-adventure this past weekend. Drove east to Cle Elum to do an overnight hike at Stafford Creek / Navaho Pass. This was a solo mission, just me and my… Continue reading