Tag: hiking

Denali National Park

Alaska is home to many mountains. We’ve already posted about the Kenai and Chugach mountains, and the Wrangell and Saint Elias chains. Our next stop was the Alaska range, which forms a 600-mile-long arch north of all these. The tallest…

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McCarthy & Wrangell-St. Elias

August 11 & 12. After watching the surfers on the Bore tide it was time to leave the Anchorage area again and head to new adventures. We had two destinations in mind that were roughly in the same direction, Valdez…

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Kenai Peninsula Part 2

August 1 – 8, 2022 Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Opportunities abound to observe wildlife in their natural habitat and witness natural wonders. For a lot of money, there are tours and guides available to help you have a singular…

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Kenai Peninsula Part 1: Glaciers

July 27 – 31, 2022. Finally, our van was fixed and we were ready to seriously start exploring Alaska. But where to go first? Many of Alaska’s roads that take you to the sights are out and back – dead…

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Duncan & Nanaimo

June 5 & June 13 -14, 2022. Today we are rolling the clock back to June to tell you more about our trip around Vancouver Island. In previous posts, I wrote about visiting British Columbia’s amazing capital city, Victoria, and…

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Redwoods

May 18 –  21, 2022, California. I wasn’t immediately bowled over by the Redwoods. I remember learning about the Redwoods as a child and being a bit mystified by them. Giant trees! I was eager to see these goliaths. But…

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The Lost Coast Trail

May 15 – 17, 2022, California. King Range NCA first appeared on my radar a few years ago when I was planning a trip up the California. I was looking for free or cheap places to camp and wasn’t coming…

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Channel Islands National Park

April 27, 2022. Channel Islands National Park is free to visit, and has stunning views, super cute wildlife, and endemic species that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Yet they are one of the 25% of least visited…

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Nesting Great Blue Herons & Other Birds

April 30 – May 30. In the last month, Greg and I spent a lot of time dealing with doctor’s appointments and visiting friends. But in-between all this medical stuff and hanging with our pals we have done a little…

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Big Cypress & More

March 20 – 23, 2021. I believe I’ve mentioned before that we like to travel from one big green blob on the map to the next. These green areas tend to be protected lands – National Parks, Wilderness Areas, National…

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