Altitude, Avalanches, and Landslides: Let’s bring the family to Nepal!

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  So, when we were planning our RTW trip, one place was a draw for nearly everyone–Nepal. Something about the rich culture, the Himalayas, and the exotic nature of places like Kathmandu, pulled us to include a stop in this … Continued

Very Brief History and Geology of New Zealand

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New Zealand has been fascinating. The natural beauty is one of a kind and is clearly breathtaking. Why has this relatively small island in the Pacific been able to be so amazing?   The answer is in its history and … Continued

Mueller Hut: Our RTW “Peak”

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Intentions… In New Zealand when you enter the backcountry their version of rangers emphasize filling out a book for the authorities which includes your intentions on what exactly you intend to do. This lets them know if they should come looking … Continued

Tramping amongst Volcanoes: Tongariro Northern Circuit

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  The Tongariro Northern Circuit is a 43 km (26.5 mile) loop track which passes around the Northern section of the Tongariro National Park. The track passes through active volcanoes, glacial valleys and vast meadows. The landscape is often surreal … Continued

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