To start off, yes, that is the real name of the trail. Why it's named that, I have no idea! Since moving here, I've joined a few Facebook groups for hiking in the Seattle area. One is just for women, and is generally all relatively new people to the PNW. Last weekend 17 of us … Continue reading Hiking Poo Poo Point
This past weekend we had two gorgeous days in Seattle - albeit it was chilly, but the sun was out and shining. I will gladly take the cold and sun over rain any day. There's so much to see in Seattle, that I'm still very much playing tourist. I have a whole to do list … Continue reading Playing Tourist
A few weeks, on a gorgeous winter day in Seattle, I decided to check out Carkeek Park. While it does rain often here, and it's usually overcast, there have been some winter days that are absolutely gorgeous - the sun is shining, no rain and a perfect low 50's in temperature. We can see the … Continue reading Carkeek Park Views
Most people that read this blog probably know that I moved to Seattle last November for a new job. I had never been to Seattle before, let alone Washington, but I accepted the job and decided to try out a new city and state. Always one to love exploring, I was excited at the opportunity … Continue reading Exploring Seattle
I’m finally getting around to writing a post about trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest! It’s a long post, but hopefully the incredible pictures will be worth the read. 🙂 The day following the tour in Kathmandu, we had a 6am flight to the town of Lukla, at just over 9,000 feet. Lukla … Continue reading Everest Base Camp!
Today we did a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, visiting four UNESCO heritage sites. There are 3 other people in my group, but two arrived this evening, so it was myself and a guy from Australia. He's a photographer so I'll definitely be getting all his photos from our trek! We had a local guide with … Continue reading Sightseeing around Kathmandu
I've been saving the best for last - tomorrow I fly to Nepal! I'll be doing a 16 day organized tour to the base camp of Mt. Everest! I'm so excited - I've been looking forward to this for so long. I'm nervous I'm going to get altitude sickness, but I have pills to take … Continue reading Nepal + Mt. Everest Base Camp