Entries from 'Camping'

In the Mountains of Myanmar

The rain was jamming me up. I had ridden in a packed pickup truck up the mountains for 6 hours, in the pouring rain, to get to a little mountain town called Nam hsan. My new friend, Dima, from Israel, and I, were going to walk for three days from Nam hsan back to Hsipaw. It…

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The Redwoods

“The last 24 hours have been kinda hectic, yeah?” Ray commented as we drove away from the Trees of Mystery. “Yeah, but it’s been awesome.” After leaving Crater Lake yesterday, we headed South towards the Redwoods. It was about a 5 hour drive, and we were planning to get to the Redwoods just before sundown….

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Crater Lake

We arrived somewhere in the Umpqua National Forest last night around 9.  We drove up to a campsite near Diamond Lake in the dark, and set up camp in less than 4 minutes.  We sat and cooked Ramen and told stories until it was time for bed.  In the midst of the Cascades, we knew…

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The Oregon Coast

We left Portland at noon today, and headed South on route 5. The drive to Crater Lake from Portland could be 4 and a half hours, if you go down the interstate through the middle of the state. We decided to drive along the Oregon coast, on 101, and see the Pacific Ocean again. It…

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Olympic National Park

We drove for three hours yesterday, and ended up in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.  I have always wanted to see the Pacific Northwest, especially after Michael went here in 2010 and spent a semester with NOLS backpacking and sailing.  He told me that the trees  were incredible here, and I…

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“…Don’t want to talk about it”

It’s been a while since I last posted, but Meren was here, and we were too busy being in nature or in a hospital.  He fell ill on the first day here, and ended up in the hospital on day 5 and stayed there for 2 days.  It must have been tonsilitis, they said.  It…

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Catchin’ up

Wow.  I have so many things to write about, think about, talk about, etc., but it never seems like I have any time to properly journal them down.  This post will be a recap of a number of recent events, but I can’t guarantee that the chronology will be in order. I’ll start with today, since it…

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Camping! Finally!

Sore feet, tired brain, and stiff legs: the life of an overworked waitress.  I needed a weekend, and I needed one bad. I had to pay two people to cover my Expo shift on Monday, so that I could leave after breakfast on Monday with Meaghan and Josh to go camping.  We had originally planned…

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In the foothills of the Grand Tetons

I was ready to get to the mountains.  Coming to Yellowstone had reignited my passion for the high mountains, and I was eager to get out and explore them.  When Josh offered for me to tag along on their trip to the Grand Tetons, of course I jumped at the offer.  I’ve decided that as…

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Utah & Arizona

It was a lovely trip.  It reinforced my desire to pick up, and let go…which is what I hope to do more seriously in just a couple of months. The only thing about this trip that was not fun was that it felt like vacation.  Well, it was vacation.  The reality of each day was…

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