Category: Hiking

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I always enjoy a good hike 4

The Simien Mountains Part 2

The temperature plummets overnight, and I’m staggered by just how cold I feel wearing all my cold-weather gear from Northern Canada. In reality it only drops to about 46F(8C), making me realize how utterly...

Happily doing their thing in the mountains 3

The Simien Mountains Part 1

Again I’m lucky buying gas, and actually fill up at two different stations that don’t even have a waiting line. The official price is just under $3/gal, and I’m happy to keep the main...

THIS one is enormous! 1

Volcanoes National Park

I continue North until I’m in the extreme North West corner of Rwanda, right near the border of both Uganda and the DRC. Here all three countries have declared national parks, mainly to protect...

....I wish I had a paraglider! 3

Table Mountain Hike

From the minute we drive into Cape Town I realize how much Table Mountain dominates the city skyline. The mountain is so close to downtown it’s impossible NOT to constantly stare at it. Of...

Morning views from Pillar Cave. Simply stunning! 0

Hiking in Garden Castle National Park

Further down the road from Khoto lies the Garden Castle National Park. This park sits right at the base of the massive mountains which border Lesotho. The park has endless hiking trails to explore,...

Dan and Augustine on the summit, loving life 8

Mount Cameroon Summit – Day Hike

I collapse on the rocky ground, gasping for breath. As hard as I try, my lungs are unable to get the oxygen I desperately need. I am light headed, my legs are screaming, and...