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Hike to Ice Lake

Hike to Ice Lake

Ice Lake is nestled in the San Juan mountains near Silverton Colorado. After parking at South Mineral Campground which sits at 9,845ft elevation the trail climbs up an additional 2,430ft. The total length of this day hike is 7.4 miles roundtrip. Camping in the...
Kauai 101

Kauai 101

We used THIS guidebook by Andrew Doughty while we were in Kauai. It was fairly accurate and easy to navigate. Rental cars on the island are cheap. I’ve actually heard that you can rent a car cheaper in Hawaii than anywhere else in the country. Perhaps it’s because the...
A Banyan Tree and A Toddler

A Banyan Tree and A Toddler

On one of our last days on the island of Kauai we toured the Hindu temple. I was drawn to the magnificent Banyan tree (planted back in 1959) and I spent significant time within it as I tried to find stillness… stillness that was constantly interrupted by my energetic...
Hiking the NaPali Coast

Hiking the NaPali Coast

The main trailhead for hiking the NaPali Coast is on the north shores of Kauai. We set off on the popular Kalalau trail without knowing what to expect. The first mile or so was loaded with tourists but the further we got down the trail the less populated it became....