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Reflecting on a Year of Riding the Wind

Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sitting here at “home” in California I am hard-pressed to believe what has transpired in the past year. Loaded with lessons, new challenges, new sights, and best of all, new…

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Trekking Nepal – Tolka to Dhampus to Pokara – Day 7 & 8

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014

You know how sometimes you’re having such a good time you don’t ever want an experience to end? Well, this is not one of those times. I am so relieved to find out that this is the last day…

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Trekking Nepal – Ghandruk to Tolka – Day 6

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

I won’t bore you with tales of pain. Suffice it to say, that despite the day of rest, my thigh and calf muscles feel like they’ve been tenderized with a mallet. Now, moving on… Leaving Ghandruk we descend…

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Trekking Nepal – Tadapani to Ghandruk – Days 4 & 5

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

I can barely walk. So that’s good. My legs no longer articulate. I walk like the aboniable snowman moving side to side with the grace of a linebacker. It’s super…

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Trekking Nepal – Ghorepani to Tadapani – Day 3

Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014

After climbing Poon Hill, and over breakfast, I ask Kaji if it might be possible to stay another night in Ghorepani. Every muscle hurts. He assures me we can stay. No…

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Trekking Nepal – Poon Hill Trek, Ulleri to Ghorepani – Day 2

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Today may technically have been easier than yesterday but due to my trembling, fatigued, veal-like muscles, it was another difficult walk. Perhaps I am not a trekker. We left…

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Trekking Nepal – Poon Hill Trek, Nayapul to Ulleri – Day 1

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

There’s probably something to be said for researching in advance. Or buying a guidebook. Both things I never do. What’s the benefit…

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Photo of the Week: Poon Hill, Nepal

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I awoke at 4 a.m. to see the sun rise from Poon Hill in the foothills of the Himalayas. Poon Hill’s summit is at 3210 meters (10,531 feet). Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in…

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The Journey to Kathmandu, Nepal and First Impressions

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

It was a long journey from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Kathmandu, Nepal. It was a five-minute cab ride to the Zimbabwe/Zambia border. There, I visited…

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