The whole time I was in Salzburg, the sky was overcast. It wasn’t until the day I was leaving the sun finally came out.
So, instead of heading straight back to Munich as I had originally planned, I stowed my luggage at the Salzburg train station and went on a day trip to the village of Hallstatt.
Continue reading “Hallstatt, Austria”
The Eibsee Loop Trail is only 4.3 miles (6.9 kilometers) long. There’s barely any elevation gains.
But it took me nearly 3 hours to walk it.
Continue reading “Eibsee, Germany”
“I like this region!” – stepping onto a train at Munich’s Hauptbanhof, along with others carrying hiking poles and backpacks, I said to myself.
The train was headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a ski town near Zugspitze, the highest peak of Germany.
Continue reading “Ettal Abbey, Germany”
June 8th kicks off the phase two of Ireland reopening, and with that, we were able to travel anywhere within the county. This has opened up several hiking opportunities.
We couldn’t wait to get back to Howth, so that’s what we did on our first weekend after June 8th.
Continue reading “Dublin in June”
There is absolutely no shade on this trail. But the view is worth the ordeal!
Continue reading “Hiking: Harry’s Ridge”
This is a rewarding hike in the North Cascade National Park. No pass needed.
Continue reading “Hiking: Diablo Lake”
I have to admit that I have a thing for snow-capped mountains – the sight of which brings tears to my eyes. 2014 was the year I saw a lot of mountains. It was the year I did Tour du Mont Blanc, hiking through the Alps across France, Italy and Switzerland.
Continue reading “A Walk in the Swiss Alps”
The road for the last stretch of the Mt. Baker Highway was completely clear. The sun had been shining for the past two days. With avalanche danger being low, Monday was a perfect day to head up to Artist Point.
Continue reading “Hiking: Artist Point Snowshoe”
There’s a 3-mile uphill gravel road between the freeway and Samish Overlook. With a low clearance vehicle, we drove very carefully . Continue reading “Hiking: Oyster Dome”
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it always amazes me how quickly our mood shifts according to the weather – one day it was rainy and gloomy, the other sunny and uplifted. Fortunately later was the case on Saturday. And it just so happened to be the day of the Chinese Double Ninth Festival, also known as the climbing festival.
So there we are, setting out to a mountain. Continue reading “Hiking: Annette Lake”