Hiking

Mount Washington; 1917m (6288 ft)

Did you know that the highest wind gust ever recorded by man was on Mount Washington? 231 miles per hour, to be exact. You can check the current conditions here. Fortunately, the sun shined brightly during my hike up the mountain, with only a spot of drizzle on the descent. After hiking Pikes Peak (26 […]

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Pikes Peak; 4302m (14,115 ft)

There is one constant in mountain climbing: the desire to climb higher on each subsequent adventure. With a trek to Annapurna Base Camp (13,500 ft.) under my belt, I wanted more. In mountain-speak, it was time to bag a fourteener. Pikes Peak is not the highest, but offers the greatest vertical gain of any Colorado […]

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Grand Canyon

After two years of living in Arizona, I still hadn’t made it to the Grand Canyon. So after graduating with my MBA and needing a respite from the job search, I headed to northern Arizona on a perfectly sunny day. From Phoenix, it took approximately 4.5 hours (by car) to reach the South Rim. Although […]

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Pico Duarte; 3098m (10,164 ft)

It was five o’clock in the morning when my guide drove me, by motorcycle, to the trailhead of Pico Duarte. At first I was anxious to ride with a perfect stranger through the rural and winding back roads of the Dominican Republic. Judging by his confused look when I requested a helmet, I understood that […]

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