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Hammock camping at Alice Lake Stanley Idaho.

Alice Lake & Toxaway Lake Loop: Stanley, Idaho

The Alice Lake & Toxaway Lake Loop is one of the more popular hikes in the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. Myself and four friends hiked the entire loop as an overnight. While camping at Alice Lake was a bit crowded, there’s no question as to why it’s so popular...

Two girls on the beach in Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka

Dikwella, Sri Lanka: My Home Away From Home

After leaving Morocco, I went to Sri Lanka without much of an agenda and I figured I would stay for a couple weeks. After finding a cool little jungle hostel in Dikwella, Sri Lanka on my fourth day and making a rad group of friends, that couple weeks quickly turned into six weeks.  A...

A smiling hiker wearing a backpack, snow is on the ground.

Reflections from Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s been over two months since I finished my winter pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago. I left Spain feeling as if I didn’t have any major revelations on this hike. After all, I’ve done a couple thru-hikes previously in addition to lots of multi-week hikes. What more did any trail have...

A glowing tent under the stars on the Jebel Sahro Circuit in Morocco's Atlas Mountains.

Trekking in Morocco: Jebel Sahro Circuit

Checking out a canyon on the Jebel Sahro Circuit. Trekking Morocco’s Jebel Sahro Circuit After climbing Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak, I wanted to get off the beaten track a bit and do some self-supported trekking in Morocco. After much research, I found out about the Jebel...

Trekking Mount Toubkal in the wintertime.

Hiking Morocco: The Mount Toubkal Trek

The Mount Toubkal Trek This past February, I did the Mount Toubkal trek in Morocco. (Clearly I didn’t get enough of hiking on the Camino de Santiago.) This was my first experience in the Atlas Mountains, and I was happily surprised to find snow in Morocco, a place I had previously...

Camino Invierno: Walking the Camino de Santiago in the Wintertime

Camino Invierno: The Ultimate Guide to a Winter Camino

The Camino Invierno. The winter is the least popular season to walk the Camino. In the wintertime on the Camino there are no crowds, plenty of hot showers for everyone in the albergues, and lots of free time in the evenings because the sun sets early. For clarification, I hiked the Camino...

A female hiker on the Camino de Santiago.

Winter Camino de Santiago: Part 3

I have officially finished my winter Camino de Santiago. The past two weeks have involved a full spectrum of weather, lots of new people on the Camino, and so much walking. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them. Hiking to lower elevations. Winter Comes to the Winter Camino After...

Walking a winter Camino de Santiago.

Winter Camino de Santiago: Part 2

My winter hike of the Camino de Santiago continues. With another two weeks under my trail runners, I feel like I’ve walked very far. (If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.) Trying to stay warm on my winter Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Real Winter Arrives on the Camino de...

The first 150 miles of my journey of a winter Camino de Santiago.

Winter Camino de Santiago: Part 1

A deceptively sunny day at the beginning of my winter Camino de Santiago. I’ve been in Spain for over two weeks, and have been doing a winter hike of the Camino de Santiago for ten days so far. I wanted to walk in the winter to avoid the massive crowds that come to the Camino in the...