Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

May 5th and 6th.....Pokhara, Nepal The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a relatively new trekking route that’s only been open for about 5 or 6 years. It starts in Phedi at 3,700 feet and goes up to the Base Camp at 14,500 feet. The peak itself for Mardi Himal is around 18,200 feet. Since … Continue reading Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Circuit+ part 3

Day 10 Danakyu Elev. 7181 feet Today we mixed things up a little. Sara and I have been thinking about what we were going to do after the Manaslu Circuit. A couple days ago we decided to just link it to the Annapurna Circuit and try to do them back to back. The start of … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ part 3

Manaslu Circuit+ Part 1

Our plan is to hike the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal with a side trip out and back to Tsum Valley. It will be QB and myself plus Mac and Moist, two friends we met last year while hiking CDT. Mac, Me, Moist I did my usual next to nothing for preparations but luckily Mac, a … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ Part 1

Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ

Day 25.....20 miles.....AZT mile 612.8 Our stay at the Travelodge last night gave me all the rest and strength I need for this last stretch of trail(I hope). This morning a couple of our friends, Hoho and Chicory, who had recently moved to Flagstaff had us over and cooked us an incredible breakfast. These two … Continue reading Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ

Pine, AZ

Day 14.....26.2 miles.....AZT mile 327.3 Fueled up with a fresh grapefruit and some jerky that Ron and Diane gave us, QB and I walked about a mile from the motel in Superior to a gas station where I got the rest of my breakfast; a coke and a microwaveable beef and bean burrito. From the … Continue reading Pine, AZ

Oracle, AZ

Day 3.....22.6 miles.....AZT mile 73.1 After a cozy first night in my new tent I woke up and walked the half a mile or so into Patagonia to get breakfast at the Gathering Grounds. They had this thing there called the breakfast bowl where they just threw a bunch of breakfast food in a bowl … Continue reading Oracle, AZ