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Test drive

For our trip to Colorado, which will include at least a night or two camping in the backcountry, we bought new packs. A little larger than we might need for an overnighter, they should see us through the longer treks … Continue reading

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A detour

I had carefully mapped out a schedule that would take us from Holland Landing to the Badlands of South Dakota, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Massive Wilderness Area, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Denver … Continue reading

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Longs Peak: Yay or nay?

Rocky Mountain National Park is a must see on our summer trip to Colorado. Its 107,000 hectares of mountains, forests and lakes offer up hundreds of hikes — making it hard to narrow our choices for the few days we … Continue reading

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Destination: Colorado

Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of our summit of Kilimanjaro. It seemed like a good time to revisit this blog and talk about our next mountain adventure. But, of course, I procrastinated. So on the one-year-plus-three-days anniversary, here’s our first … Continue reading

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Photos

I finally got around to shrinking and cropping a few photos from our trip… I’ve posted them to Picasa in a public album: http://picasaweb.google.com/117149984980295986089/Tanzania?authkey=Gv1sRgCL68xbbiz562Zg If Facebook’s more your thing, try these: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=640664&id=897490050&l=746c41cdef http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=635385&id=897490050&l=41ba2e4831 Enjoy!

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Food for thought

First, the good and the bad of eating in Tanzania: The fruit (good): Fresh mangoes, papayas, bananas (often only eight or 10 centimetres long — the perfect size for snacking), pineapples, oranges (although greener and more sour than we’re used … Continue reading

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Tanzanian politics, Part 2

Just days before we left for Africa, there was a public demonstration in Arusha, the larger of two towns in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Several thousand supporters of the Chadema party had gathered in the town centre to protest what they … Continue reading

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