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

Why Huts Rock

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  We have heard tempting stories about hut hiking before, but New Zealand was our first experience. I mean the Appalachian Trail has “shelters,” but this is in the loosest definition of the word. At least on the Tennessee portion, … Continued

Mostly fine. Cloudy periods. Northwesterlies, with some Gales.

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Mostly fine. Cloudy periods. Northwesterlies, with some Gales. Okay, this is not exactly an accurate New Zealand forecast, but it sounds close to some we have heard, and sounds much like our experience with longterm family travel. I believe we … 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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