Entries from 'Hiking'

Iceland 2017 | StoutABOUT

Iceland 2017 | StoutABOUT

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Amazing ECUADOR | StoutABOUT

Amazing ECUADOR | StoutABOUT

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ISRAEL | StoutABOUT

StoutABOUT | ISRAEL

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Walking in the Footsteps of Ansel Adams

Once again Joe had an incredible idea for a hike that made driving 16 hours well worth it (Big thanks to Rob & Jesse for driving). This trip to Yosemite we would hike to the ‘Diving Board‘ which is the rock face sitting just next to Half Dome that drops 3,500’ down to the valley…

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Local Living in Montanita | ECUADOR

Being from San Diego, California, and not being able to speak Spanish is pretty ridiculous because we border Mexico, and our population is roughly 30% Hispanic. So, this winter I took it upon myself to learn as much Spanish as possible while I was not working, so that I could better communicate with Spanish speakers…

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Colorful & Cultural ECUADOR

As far as places to visit go it doesn’t get much better than Ecuador! With about a 12 hour bus ride in any direction you can be at the beach, in the mountains, or in the jungle. The Ecuadorian people are exceeding nice, and love to help non-native Spanish speakers work on their language skills….

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LIFE is ELEVATED in UTAH

The Utah State slogan is “Life Elevated.” In my free time for the past month and a half I set out to see what this “Elevated Life” was all about… Here are some experiences from my time in the Beehive State: National Parks, Forests, Deserts, Hiking, Cycling, Sunrises, Trail-runs, Snowboarding, Sugar House, Peaks, Snow, Bad…

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A few Weeks above 11,200′ in CUSCO | PERU

Driven South from Ecuador to Peru by a desire to explore different regions in the Andes Mountains, and to continue my education in the Spanish language I was in for a pleasant surprise. Two friends and I spent endless hours aboard many buses to span the distance between Ecuador and Cusco, Peru. And let me…

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All About in AUSTRIA

Snowboarding on glaciers in the middle of summer, hiking endless Alpine ridge-lines thru wildflowers, getting lost in ancient cities, biking along rivers, sipping on tasty beers, enjoying local fare, and meeting up with friends…. This was Austria for me last summer. I had been working as a guide for an Active Travel Company called Backroads…

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Climbing up an Active Volcano in Ecuador | COTOPAXI

I have summited my fair share of peaks in the past few years, but my decision to go up one of the world’s active volcanos was in a class of its own. I have never doubted myself on a climb before, but when you are looking at a summit that sits at 19,347’ you start…

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