Continuing from where we left off in the previous post, we spent this last weekend in historic Interrorem Cabin in the Olympic National Forest. We had the cabin for two nights. The first night, was just Lori and me. Lori’s brother, Dan, […]
We took a drive up to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to spend the weekend in the woods in a rustic cabin with TERROR for a middle name (Interrorem). We managed somehow over two nights to avoid being stalked by Sasquatch or harassed by forest-dwelling gnomes […]
We really had no idea just how majestic the Wallowas of Eastern Oregon would be. The drive in treated us to a sweeping panorama of jagged alpine peaks. As approached, the snowcapped mountains quickly closed in all around. Still, we couldn’t have […]
We reached the farthest point of our 1,200-mile road trip through Eastern Oregon on Sunday afternoon. Wallowa Lake State Park is located in the far northeastern reaches of the state of Oregon, nestled among what are commonly referred to as the […]
The next morning, after a full day of exploring the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, including the awe-inspiring Painted Hills, we broke camp, packed up the car, and headed deeper into Eastern Oregon, taking in the scenic and historical sites […]
We took an extended Memorial Day weekend to explore the lesser-known, but equally amazing eastern portion of our home state of Oregon. We covered 1,200 miles over five days, sticking mostly to back roads, which got us away from the crowds and […]
Day two was the most difficult by far–16km (10 miles) over two 13,000-foot+ passes with a gross elevation gain of 4,373ft. and gross elevation loss of 3,402ft., totaling eleven of the most grueling and rewarding hours of our lives.
Instead of taking the traditional tourist route to Machupicchu, we followed the 500-hundred-year-old segment of the Inca trail (Camino Inka) from kilometer 82 to Machupichu, commonly known as the “Inca Trail”