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The West Highland Way 3/4 – Critreoch Forest to Strathfillian Wigwams
The West Highland Way 3/4 – Critreoch Forest to Strathfillian Wigwams

I have combined my third and fourth days on the WHW into one entry largely because my third day was utterly horrible from both a aesthetic and physical perspective.  Leading the morning trek from Critreoch Forest was another scorching day of +30 degree weather.  What was suppose to be a 20KM trek to Inverarnan and […]

Mt. Fitz Roy – Day Two
Mt. Fitz Roy - Day Two

C.B. Poincenot is one of those conveniently located trekking camps that accommodates early morning hikes to strategically located vistas (all without the nuisance of carrying along your gear).  Lago Los Tres is about 40 steep minutes from C.B Poincenot and certainly worth the time.  It’s also where I left my nice pair of wool gloves. […]

Mt. Fitz Roy – Day One
Mt. Fitz Roy - Day One

Argentina is crammed full of cool little towns, especially near the mountains.  El Chalten is one such location.  Cool and rustic with an edge of unfulfilled promises, El Chalten was developed from the ground up (a planner’s dream case-study, by the way) in 1985 as a deterrent toward Chile with a side consideration as a […]

The Sierra Valdiviseo Circuit–Tierra del Fuego, Argentina – Part 3
The Sierra Valdiviseo Circuit–Tierra del Fuego, Argentina – Part 3

Day three begins with an ascent toward Laguna Azul from the previous nights camp at the base of the waterfall (this river probably has a name, but I can’t remember it…a side loss from waiting several months to write a blog post).  Fire damage continues to be quite extensive during this ascent, making the path […]

The Sierra Valdiviseo Circuit–Tierra del Fuego, Argentina – Part 2
The Sierra Valdiviseo Circuit–Tierra del Fuego, Argentina – Part 2

Like most (probably all) mountain climates, the weather along and within the circuit is extremely temperamental.  Sight lines within in the valleys are short and massive systems can jump in unexpectedly.  That said, the weather during our four days was generally fantastic.  This is contrast to other online accounts of the trek and of Tierra […]

The Sierra Valdiviseo Circuit–Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina (Part One)
The Sierra Valdiviseo Circuit–Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina (Part One)

When I was planning my journey to Argentina I opted out of purchasing the full country Lonely Planet.  Full-country LP’s are generally very weak in the trekking & wilderness department as they are keen on one purchasing their trekking guides (they have also moved that direction with urban travelling as well, gently reminding readers that […]

Flower Springs Lake–Northern Rockies
Flower Springs Lake–Northern Rockies

It’s possible that there may be a bounty of flowers in and around Flower Lake during certain times of the year, but I was not able to see too many.  A return in late September might be able to capture some of autumn colours, although I’m told that the change is often very rapid.  Flower […]

Baba Canyon–Northern Rockies
Baba Canyon–Northern Rockies

Approximately 10km west of Summit Lake at Mile 337 (610KM) is the short Baba Canyon day trek.    

Mt. St. Paul– Northern Rockies
Mt. St. Paul– Northern Rockies

On the northern edge of Stone Mountain Provincial Park, BC, just off Mile 392, Alaska Highway. It’s like Jasper/Banff…without the people. Cool Rocks Tasty water Lost erratics Limestone cap – 2100m – Flower Lake in the distance (Mt. St. George) Middle Earth I was out this way again today and almost killed myself on the […]

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