Stars aligned and we were able to make it to two birthdays and three weddings in Europe (UK and Germany), as well as catching up with the Brickles in Madrid. [simage=3405,200,n,left,] In the UK, we were able to have a great meal at the Crown Inn in Wrinehill for Andy’s mum’s 70th birthday. A really … [Read more…]
Torres del Paine National Park in southern Patagonia is a fabulous destination for trekking. The main attractions are the Valley Torres del Paine, Valley Frances, and Glacier Grey.
We had five nights in the park and really wanted to backpack the Grande Circuit (a full loop around the massif including ascending the two valleys). The shorter “W” just wouldn’t cut it, so it was the “O” in five nights!
We made an unplanned trip to Southern Chilcotin following a washout on the road to the trailhead for the Stein Divide. It was a fabulous choice and the ridge hikes around the Taylor Basin are spectacular and a welcome change from the Coast Mountains. A superb area for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, if you can find it!