Category: Adventure

Touring Icelands’ Ring Road

Europe, Iceland, Lake Myvatn., Travel, aurora borealis, northern lights

The following post outlines our recent trip to Iceland where we toured this most beautiful country via the Ring Road. The Ring Road, or Route 1, encircles the outer perimeter of entire island. It makes for the perfect guide to view everything this country has to offer. We branched off here and there, but always …

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My 2016 Year in Review – Topping My Charts

I have just returned from another fabulous Winter weekend in the Adirondacks to celebrate the New Year. While I was there I had gotten in some ample cross-training time skate-skiing, hiking and some photography. This outdoor time gave me a good amount of time to reflect upon the last year. I keep hearing others saying …

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Sedona 2016

It is hard to believe we actually had two vacations in two consecutive months, but here we are heading off to Sedona, Arizona for a week at the end of January. This trip was actually supposed to happen last February, but we found out our dog Yuki had lymphoma two days before we were supposed …

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Haute Route Day 13-Europahütte to Zermatt

Adventure, Europe, Haute Route, Hiking, Mountains, Sports, Switzerland, event

I heard Denise’s watch alarm go off around 6am and I laid there until about 6:30am. We had shared the bunk room with another couple who slept on the bottom of the bunk and we were on top. They were a bit ricketty, so I was a bit self-conscious about moving around through the night, …

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Haute Route Day 12-St. Niklaus to Europahütte

Adventure, Europe, Haute Route, Hiking, Mountains, Sports, Switzerland, event

As I mentioned in my Haute Route Day 11 post, my mattress had a large crater in the middle of it and I spent most of the night sleeping curled around the edge of it. By the way, Paul from the UK informed me later that this was easily resolved by moving the boards closer …

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Haute Route Day 11-Gruben to St. Niklaus

Adventure, Europe, Haute Route, Hiking, Mountains, Sports, Switzerland, event

We headed out of the Schwarzhorn Hotel after a relatively mediocre breakfast. It was an immediate grunt uphill as we left the building and switchbacked our way towards the Oberstafel . We started out at around 6500′ elevation and would peak at just short of 10,000′ in less than 4 miles. We were had a …

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Haute Route 2013-Day 10-Zinal to Gruben

Adventure, Europe, Hiking, Mountains, Sports, Switzerland, Travel, event, iPhone

We enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Hotel Europe around 7:30 AMĀ  then packed up and started on our walk. We saw the older Brit Posse congregating at the supermarche(grocery store) as we headed to the trailhead. It was nice to know we would not have to pass them later and get the dirty looks …

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Winter Cross-Training & Vacation 2014- Stowe, VT

America, North America, Seasons, Stowe, Travel, USA, United States, Vacation, Vermont, Winter, holiday

We decided to change things up a bit this Winter. We have been spending our Winter vacations in Lake Placid, NY for the past several years. This year we decided to give Stowe, VT a try mostly because they had much more kilometers of skate skiing trails than what LP has and I was starting …

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Haute Route 2013-Day 9-Cabane de Moiry to Zinal

Adventure, Europe, France, Haute Route, Hiking, Switzerland, sports

We had a nice typical breakfast at the cabane. One notable thing was the large loaf of homemade bread that was exquisite. We then packed up and headed on our way down towards Lac Moiry, which was the same way we had come up the night before. I had had dreams about going down the …

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Haute Route 2013-Day 8-La Sage to Cabane de Moiry

Adventure, Europe, France, Haute Route, Hiking, Sports, Switzerland, event

  Leaving the Hotel de La Sage was tough. We had a fabulous room and fabulous dinner & breakfast. I will dream of those warm, freshly made croissants for years to come. We made our way up the steep road to the little store to stock up with some rations for the day. Our Alpine …

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