Glacier National Park, MT – Part 1

From Flathead Lake, we drove to Glacier National Park in Montana with a first stopover at Apgar Visitor Center. This visitor center is at the foot of Lake Mcdonald’s. This lake is the largest one in the park. First order of business was to get a campsite. Apgar campsite is first come first serve and …

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North Cascades National Park, WA

The high jagged peaks, countless cascades, permanent snow fields, gorgeous meadows, and numerous mountain lakes adorn North Cascades National park, making it one of the North America’s most beautiful mountain scenery. Newhalem is the main entrance to the park. Stop by at the visitor center to check out the trail status and animal activity before …

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Mount Baker, WA – a non-climbing visit

Just driving to Mount Baker through Mt.Baker byway, winding along the North Fork of the Nooksack River, leading up to Artist Point, alone make you feel like you have transported to a new world. During Winter months, motor traffic ends at Mt.Baker Ski area, which is 3-miles below Artist Point. Climbing Mount Baker is considered …

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24 hours in Olympic National Park, WA

We entered Olympic National park from south at Kalaloch entrance at around 4PM. On our way, we stopped at Quinault lake for a lunch with lake view. Camp sites at Kalaloch facility was filled up completely. However, 5-minutes drive from visitor center there is another campsite called South Beach with no fresh water. We got …

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Mt Rainier National Park, WA

Entering Washington State was a game changer for us. Mt.Rainier, St.Helen, Olympic National Park and Mt.Baker were not originally in plan. But, how can you go to Washington and not visit these amazing parks. This means we are cutting down on Arizona and/or UTAH may be. Let’s see. Our GPS picked up East Entrance to …

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How did I prepare for Kilimanjaro ?

Fitness:  Plenty of Cardio for at least 6-months. By the time I climbed the mountain, I was ready to run a full marathon. If running is not your thing, then biking and swimming are good. But, from my personal experience, swimming alone won’t cut it. I hiked almost every weekend at nearby trails. If you …

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