Crawford Notch

Pictures from a hike out of the Dry River Campground in Crawford Notch State Park, via the Bemis Brook Trail, Arethusa Falls Trail, Arethusa-Ripley Trail, and Dry River Trail

Hiking in the Andes

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Pictures from an afternoon hike in the Maipo Canyon are below. Relying on public transportation precluded reaching some of the popular destinations higher up, such as Embalse del Yeso, but the sights we ended up seeing were still spectacular.

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Cerro San Cristobal

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Pochoco Hike

Seeing condors was a fun surprise on this quick hike near Santiago.

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I enjoyed a couple of hikes around Bariloche, enjoying the great views and the dogs that would follow me around. Luckily, I left before the town was covered in volcanic ash.

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Lion's Head

Sophia (a friend from Swarthmore who is now completing her graduate studies at UCT) invited me to join a group of her friends climbing Lion’s Head one afternoon. An hour-long ascent, which makes use of handholds and ladders in a couple of places, leads to the 2,200 foot summit. There are excellent panoramic views of Cape Town, the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, and a string of peaks called The Twelve Apostles. Unlike many of the other climbers at the top, we did not stay for the full moon to rise (our hunger got the best of us).

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Peppermint Creek

Pictures from a flyfishing expedition to Peppermint Creek, a tributary of the Kern River.

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Crystal Cove State Park

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Yesterday, I went on a hike with my dad and sister through Crystal Cove State Park.  It was a nice sunset as well as a reminder of Orange County’s sprawl (and penchant for oversized oranges).

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