Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Emerald Lakes

Deciding whether or not I would do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing kept me fairly distracted for a couple of days.  My knee had been doing pretty good, but not perfect.  My biggest concern was there being a time limit.  I Continue reading Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Random Things I Learned in the Galapagos

Sierra Negra Caldera

I was talking with a couple of coworkers the other day and fantasying about going back to the Galapagos.  While telling them about my adventures, I recalled several things I learned while I was there.  Learning is one of my Continue reading Random Things I Learned in the Galapagos

Hiking into a Volcanic Caldera

Sierra Negra Caldera

During my trip to the Galapagos, we stayed three nights on Isabela Island.  All the islands of the Galapagos were formed by volcanoes and Isabela is no different, but it was the one island where we ventured up to, around Continue reading Hiking into a Volcanic Caldera