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Flattop Mountain Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park
Flattop Mountain Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

Flattop Mountain Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

Flattop Mountain is an excellent introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The 8.8 mile out and back trail passes a bit of everything including alpine lakes, forest, treeline, and tundra.  The trail starts at the Bear Lake Trailhead at 9475…

Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes
Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes

Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes

Mexico City has the best high mountain access in North America.  Three volcanoes over 15,000’ lie within 50 miles of Mexico City: 1) Nevado de Toluca at 15,390 feet, 2)  Iztaccihuatl (Ixta) at 17,159’, and 3) Popocatepetl  (Popo) at 17,887 feet. Orizaba,…

World Class Destinations: Cairo & Istanbul
World Class Destinations: Cairo & Istanbul

World Class Destinations: Cairo & Istanbul

One of the great joys in life is seeing something in person that you’ve studied.  Visiting a world class, historic landmark brings the geography, human ingenuity, and often years of struggle to life.  It adds depth.  It gives perspectives often…

World Class Climb: Scafell Pike, Wasdale Head, & the Lake District
World Class Climb: Scafell Pike, Wasdale Head, & the Lake District

World Class Climb: Scafell Pike, Wasdale Head, & the Lake District

What area inspired the writings of William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, & Beatrix Potter?  England’s Lake District with its glacial carved valleys, chiseled mountains, and lakes is England’s most scenic spot.  I recently climbed England’s tallest Peak and camped beside one…