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Pacific Crest Trail

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This summer, I spent about 10 days with Iris on the Pacific Crest Trail starting in Yosemite National Park and leaving again from South Lake Tahoe. About the day to day events, you can read Iris’ blog and I will refrain from repeating what she has written. Instead here is a general impression in a few words and in a small gallery. Even before touching down in Fresno, I could see how straight forward the United States are organized. Fields stretch for hundreds of miles in perfect chessboard patterns and cities are…read more

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Close to the Arctic Circle

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(Click on the right/left side of the image to see more.) When we started with our second hike from Ásbyrgi up the canyon towards Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland honored it’s name and temperatures dropped below 8°C during the day and close to freezing at night. Northerly winds pushed clouds and wet air upstream and covered the landscape in fog and drizzle. Soon our feet were soaking wet and the pleasure level dropped gradually with each step. Nevertheless, the little we saw from the landscape was impressive, the river meandering through the canyon…read more

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Laugavegur and Eyafjallajökull

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(Click on the right/left side of the image to see more.) The weather forecast looked very promising as we were heading out towards Landmannalaugar on a five hours bus trip. Once we had left the city, it became clear where the locals get their inspiration for all those colors: nature. Stunning scenery kept me gazing out of the window all the way. It was a special bus with high suspension and offroad tires to be able to drive through rivers and on the dirt tracks into the wildernis. Landmannalaugar, being…read more

Hiking in the French and Spanish Pyrenees

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A hike such as this 11 day trail has to be planned especially regarding equipment. I planned and hiked all with my dear friend Iris, we travelled also together through New Zealand about which I blogged before. So in this post “we” means the two of us. Our goal was to carry not more than around 15kg including food and water so we had to decide for the most lightweight stuff there is. Hiking together has the advantage of sharing a lot and thus carrying less. Although it was summer,…read more