Hiking the W Trek: A Recap
Earlier this year, we had the fortune of hiking the W trail in Torres del Paine over the course of 5 days and 4 nights. It was an incredible experience – many things went right, and some went humorously wrong. I hope you find this detailed day-to-day recap helpful for your own planning efforts!
Two Weeks in Patagonia: Itinerary, Costs & More
When we visited the Patagonian regions of Chile & Argentina in February, we were fortunate to have the time to spend 17 full days on the ground, with 2 additional days for flying to and from the region. I have modified our original itinerary to fit 13 days, which is likely more in line with the average amount of time most folks are able to take off from work. I hope you find this post useful!
Planning the W Trek: Backpacking Torres del Paine
In February 2019, my husband and I went on a 16 day trip to Torres del Paine, El Chalten and El Calafate for our honeymoon. Leading into this trip, I was concerned about overhyping myself and getting let down – and I’m happy to say that wasn’t the case. The trip and the experience far exceeded expectations! But it also exceeded expectations on the planning and logistics – which can be surprisingly complicated despite being an adventure in one of the most remote parts of the world. I hope you find this post helpful in your own planning of your adventure in Torres del Paine.
How to Make Char Cloth At Home
In an effort to feel more comfortable outside, I decided to take REI’s 3 Season Wilderness Surival course based out of China Camp State Beach (just north of San Francisco). This particular class was women-only and led by an amazing female instructor – highly recommended if you’re noob like me and not as comfortable in some of the other classes! One of the areas we focused on was the art of staying warm and surviving through the night – aka creating fire. While there are (literally) thousands of ways to start a fire efficiently, one of the simplest ways is with the help of charcloth. I had a few holey…
2 Days, 1 Night in Yosemite: Quick Overnight Trip Itinerary
Recently, I was lucky to snag a coveted campsite reservation in North Pines Campground, one of the few campgrounds located within Yosemite Valley. Though I could only fit a quick 2 day, 1 night trip to Yosemite into my schedule, it was well worth the drive from San Francisco. With a record snow season this year, the waterfalls were in full force – many of which haven’t been seen for years due to the drought. Read on for tips about choosing a campsite and making the most out of an overnight trip to Yosemite.