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18 Apr 14, Moonlight Lodge, Namche

Fifteen minutes before reaching the hotel we are rewarded with our first views of Everest. Everest looks tiny and far, hidden between Nuptse and Lhotse. Ama Dablam, the smiling mother reaching out her arms dominated the view, and Shar Tse hid in the back. Definitely time for my first trip mandated #EverestSelfie. Continue reading

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15 Apr 14: Hotel Encounter Nepal, Kathmandu

The Kathmandu airport had the longest security line I’ve ever seen.  Our arrival in Kathmandu was not unlike many other international airports we’ve visited.  A short bus ride from our plane to arrivals.  And then we entered the immigration terminal: … Continue reading

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Winning the Mt Wilson Grudge Match

About a year ago I tackled Mt. Wilson for the first time with a group of friends.  It was a rough time for me – I had just been diagnosed with extensive food allergies and I was having a hard … Continue reading

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Getting Back to the Bucket List

I’m not sure when I first thought about the idea of a bucket list.  10 years ago?  20?  25?  (I’m getting old.)  I read something interesting the other day.  Can’t remember whose twitter feed it was bouncing around in, but … Continue reading

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When the chicken bus would have been the better option

  Life has been busy lately.  And to be honest, I’ve been so wrapped up in planning my next vacation (trekking in Nepal!) that I completely neglected to plan the vacation I am now on.   Case in point:  our … Continue reading

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Hiking as a working office

In my spare time I’ve agreed to help a friend write a book.  To be fair, he’s doing all the writing, but I’m helping to keep it focused and become the best book it can be.  My favorite way to … Continue reading

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Backcountry Recipes for the ambitious, the lazy, and the gluten-free

One of the biggest annoyances of a preponderance of food allergies is trying to feed yourself in the wilderness.  I had a couple of options:  read through a long list of ingredients on what I felt were overpriced backpacker meals, … Continue reading

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