Annapurna Circuit Trek Day 5: Dhukur Pokhari to Bhraga (Via: Upper Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngawal, [bypassing Lower Pisang], Humde)

Start: Dhukur Pokhari (3240m)
Finish: Bhraga (3450m)
Via: Upper Pisang (3310m), Ghyaru (3730m), Ngawal (3680m), bypassing Lower Pisang (3250m), Humde (3330m)
Elevation change: +210m
Distance: 19km
Time: 8 hours … More Annapurna Circuit Trek Day 5: Dhukur Pokhari to Bhraga (Via: Upper Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngawal, [bypassing Lower Pisang], Humde)

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Ice Climbing Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: The Opening Act Of Spring (Man’s Not Hot)

Six months is too long a time to go without backpacking. The last trip we did was November 10th. It was a brisk fall weekend at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior in the UP. A fresh foot of snow made our hike tough but pretty, and the temps were chilly but not so … More Ice Climbing Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: The Opening Act Of Spring (Man’s Not Hot)

Missing Hikers in Hornstrandir, Iceland. 

As part of a two-week trip to Iceland, my girlfriend Tier and I planned a four-day/three-night backpacking excursion into the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, some remote fjords in northwestern Iceland. The main draws to the reserve are the arctic foxes and stunning seaside cliffs, particularly The Horn. The only way to and from the nature reserve … More Missing Hikers in Hornstrandir, Iceland. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek Day 1: Bhulbule to Bahundanda

Start: Bhulbhule (840m) End: Bahundanda (1310m) Elevation Change: +470m Distance: 8km Time: 4h How we got here… Part 1: First Taste of Kathmandu Part 2: Getting to the Circuit As we prepared to finally start trekking after three days of airplanes and busses, we let out a collective sigh of relief. Or maybe we had just been … More Annapurna Circuit Trek Day 1: Bhulbule to Bahundanda