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A Grand Traverse

Over Thanksgiving week, I did a hiking trip to New Zealand on the South Island called the "Grand Traverse".  About a 13 hour flight from SFO to Auckland and then another couple of hours to fly into Queenstown. The Grand Traverse comprises hiking through parts of Mount...

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Smoky Mountains

Did a long weekend hiking trip with a friend of mine from Delaware to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  October is a nice month to visit because of the weather and Fall foliage but it is very busy time in general in the park. Flew into Knoxsville, TN and drove out...

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BC Kootenays

Had an amazing time checking out the Kootenays of British Columbia. A unique area that is truly off the beaten path. Many of the hikes we did were known only to locals and all of them had long access via 4wd roads. The lakes in the area are large and abundant, very...

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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Flew into the capital of Ecuador, Quito, which is at an elevation of over 9000 ft. First part of the trip began with hiking just outside of Quito in Cotopaxi National Park, hiking the glacier volcano.  This hike sets a new personal best for me in terms of highest...

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