Arches National Park – More Arches

According to US National Park Service, there are over 2000 natural arches in Arches National Park. Although one can make it a mission to cover as many arches as possible in one day, our time in the park was cut short by a road closure.

So after a rewarding morning hike to the iconic Delicate Arch, we hopped back into the car and followed the road to Devil’s Garden Trailhead. Continue reading “Arches National Park – More Arches”

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Arches National Park – Delicate Arch

If we were to do Zion National Park all over again, we would hike the Angels Landing first thing in the morning, when the air’s cool and our energy level high.

This we did at Arches National Park. Continue reading “Arches National Park – Delicate Arch”

Lords of the Arctic – Day 3

The third day of our Lords of the Arctic program, we went back on wheels.

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In merely two days, more bears had arrived in the area. Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic – Day 3”

Lords of the Arctic

After a productive morning with ample bear sightings, we stopped by the bay for a quick picnic lunch.

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Outside, the temperature was -17°C . Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic”

Hike to the Delta

I woke up at four in the morning, lying in bed listening to the sound of my surroundings. At first, it was total silence – then birds chirping, gentle waves brushing the shore, and…glacier rumbling in the distance…

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Was there another calving? I got up and rushed to the window… Continue reading “Hike to the Delta”

Hike to the Moraine

This must be my lucky day!

First the whale, then the calving, next came a tsunami. Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better…Paarnaq knocked on my door and informed me that I will have not one, but two lovely guides accompanying me on my hike to the moraine. I was psyched.

Simon and Paarnaq are young, intelligent and energetic. We got along just like old friends. We hiked, exchanged ideas, sang songs, and made jokes. In fact, we’ve had so much fun that when I come to think of it now, I don’t remember much of the actual hiking.

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Shirakawa-go in the Snow

After spending a cold and somewhat uncomfortable night in our farmhouse, we woke up to a pleasant surprise!

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The snow was coming down like feathers… Continue reading “Shirakawa-go in the Snow”