Milford Track, New Zealand

The Milford Track was one of the greatest adventures of our travels and the one we had been planning for months. It is a four day, three night, 33.5 mile hike along the ‘finest walk in the world’. The path is historic having been discovered in the 1880’s and leads hikers through green forests, into…

Everglades National Park, FL

Everglades National Park was always intended more to preserve wildlife than to preserve scenery like most other parks.  During our one night visit, this became obvious. Day 115 – 116 November 25 – November 26, 2014 Miles 14591 – 14770 After leaving the Florida Keys, we drove straight to Everglades National Park, arriving around 2pm at the…

Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite was one of the stops we were looking forward to the most. It seems that nearly everyone you ask says Yosemite is their favorite national park. Additionally, we had been planning our hike of the infamous half-dome cable route for months. Days 58 – 61 September 29 – October 2, 2014 Miles 6753 –…

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Named “Deep Blue Lake” at different times by different sets of explorers, and for a good reason. I was very impressed with Crater Lake. It was one of those places that I was worried wouldn’t meet my expectations, but it was absolutely beautiful and we had a great time there. Days 44 – 46 September…

Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

Mt. Rainier can be seen from Seattle, but it is a national park so we wanted the up-close and personal experience. For two nights we camped on different sides of Mt. Rainier and we did two 5 mile hikes while at the park. Days 40-42 September 11 – September 13, 2014 Miles 5218 – 5397  …

Glacier National Park, MT

We really enjoyed Glacier even though our time there was marred by chilly, cloudy weather. The famous Going to the Sun Road was interesting, but more than anything else we enjoyed the hikes we did at the park.   Days 27-31 August 29 – September 2, 2014 Miles 3854 – 4235   Just before entering…