We’re currently exploring the Dalmatia area in Croatia. This beautiful region is known for its gorgeous coastline and crystal clear waters⠀
But, as you might expect, we find ourselves drawn towards the mountains everywhere we go. So we’ll explore the awesome Paklenica NP and the famous Plitvice lakes⠀
Have you ever been to this part of Croatia? Any tips?🙌🏻
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Sandwich Range was first region we explored when moving to NH ~ it holds a lot of memories and is truly a beautiful area offering a nice mixture of gentle paths, sweeping views and fun scrambles. Hiking with @suefrancesco who was seeking to complete the Squam Rangers Program #SquamRanger we set out to trek the 1.7 of Algonquin above Black Mountain then over to the 3,993 summit of Sandwich Dome. Which, BTW, deserves the same respect of the NH48❣️
During our journey on the trails we noticed that the yellow blazes have severely faded, are actually almost non-existent, or simply way too much distance between them. Various sized blow-downs across Algonquin Trail needs removal. I was able to successfully move a few larger pieces, rolling one off the trail & snapping a few to allow for passage ~ on the trail.
I’m noodling that we, @kdrociak@maireadparade@ghirshberg could post-mud season, late spring, Earth Day, love💙 your mother 🌎🌍🌏, coordinate a Make A Difference Volunteer event!?! #BlazeTheWay#YellowBlazes 💛 #TrailVolunteering#MakeADifference#MAD#MaybeAVolunteerDayPaintingYellowBlazes#SquamLakesAssociation#SLAmeetsMADhours
Amidst the above ⬆️ ideas rolling around my head we took our time, soaking in the breathtaking day, from sunrise to sunset 🌞 with no place to be than right there, out in Mother Nature’s beauty. She always brings me back to center, recalibrating my soul, allowing me to focus and clear away cobwebs. If you haven’t allowed yourself time to be one with nature you really should. #OneWithNature#BackToCenter#Recalibrate#Nature#LoveToHike#Preserve#Protect#RESIST
Day 5 (of 5) of the Salkantay trek.
Distance: 25 km (of 105km)
Machu Picchu altitude: 2430m
From the comfort of our first beds in 5 days, it was a hard early start. Tired, heavy, mosquito bitten legs were now going to be put through one final push of the more than 3000 steps to ascend to the ruins themselves. Carrying our overnight bags, we set off into the darkness using the light of our phones to find the entrance gates. We joined the queue of eager day trippers and at 5am, doors opened and the climb began. 1 hour of step after step as the sky lightened around us, the heavy fog meant sunrise was out of the question, but the eerie low hanging cloud cover seemed more suited. We made it to our destination in sweat soaked T-shirts. Once in the park, our work wasn’t done, we followed steps and ascending paths in a procession of tourists. Our initial description from the guide was given to us using pictures as the clouds lay heavy leaving us unable to make out the famous site. Eventually as the temperatures started to rise and the clouds started to break, we caught our first glimpse. From that moment a few hundred photographs followed wanting to catch its full glory from every possible angle and light. It was an incredible sight, and all we had endured walking to it made it a well earned adventure that would never be forgotten. Parting ways with our group for one final time, we explored the ruins before heading back to the familiar staircase for the descent. With shaking leg muscles we followed the train tracks in reverse, still unable to take our eyes off Machu Picchu mountain and the breathtaking site we had just witnessed. Bags weighing heavy, and exhaustion kicking in, our final achievement was reaching the bus in time for our long ride back to Cusco.
Team ‘Chaskis ’ (the Quechua word for mountain messengers) as the 18 of us became known, walked to the mantra that ‘It’s not where you are going, but how you get there’. Clearly in this case it was very much about the destination. Machu Picchu was the long game for all involved, but it was very true that the journey makes the experience.
You were the light to my shadow
Another star has gone away
You fade away
Under the sea
The monsters are running out of me
These shallow waters growing darker
Letting me go deeper
Dead to the sea
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A mountain that always awes is with its immense beauty! Hoping to see it someday soon in person 😁🙌🏼🏔
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