Backpacking in Iceland this summer

Just a quick post that I have confirmed plans and plane tickets to finally accomplish my goal of backpacking the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland this summer.  We plan to hike the entire 48-mile route from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork including the extension to Skogar.  I’ve been hoping to do this hike for several years now but it never worked out.  I’m mentioning this here because the Landmannalaugar area has colorful rhyolite hills that are somewhat reminiscent of areas within Death Valley.  It certainly will be nice to be back in Iceland for the first time in 10 years.  If the hike is successful (a lot will depend on the weather), I am considering hiking the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland the following year.

On another note, don’t look for the new Death Valley reports anytime soon.  I’m going to be extremely busy in March and April and it is unlikely that any of the reports will be put together before May.