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The Five Treasures of the Great Snows – Part 2 of 2

Click here to read part 1, if you missed it! From Ghunsa we began to travel back up a different valley. I thoroughly enjoyed leading another delicious grind up a steep hill in rhodendron forests. I snagged the blissful opportunity to get my heart pumping and felt like I could have flown up that climb, happily drenched in euphoria of effort, similar to the runners …

Wide Open Vistas

Today I had a really fun and interesting experience in Kathmandu. Seth Wolpin gave me the opportunity to actually see where donations to Wide Open Vistas go. First we visited the school where WOV is planning to build new bathrooms for the kids. After, we visited with a couple of girls who are being sponsored by WOV’s donors, which means their education is paid for, plus they …

Baggin’ the Annapurna Circuit

After spending two weeks laid up in Kathmandu with a severe gastrointestinal bacterial infection and a bruised ankle, I was eager to get back on trail. I picked the Annapurna circuit since all the villages on the route have infrastructure catering to trekkers. Thousands of people do the circuit every year, so local people are not shocked to see foreigners with big backpacks ambling around, …