Greenland 2018

We recently returned from a very successful and enjoyable 17-day trip to Greenland.  The focus of the trip was mostly on hiking and backpacking.  To start with, we spent 9 days backpacking the 100-mile route from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut on the Arctic Circle Trail.  The Arctic Circle Trail was quite amazing with a lot of wildlife, great scenery, river crossings, and fun experiences along the way.  Next, we went to Disko Island and did a day hike to a pretty waterfall and interesting area of geology known as Kuannit.  Finally, we went to Ilulissat, which has some of the most impressive icebergs in the world.  Along with doing a midnight sunset iceberg cruise of Disko Bay and spending time whale watching, we also did a one-way hike from Oqaatsut (formerly called Rodebay) back to Ilulissat, and a loop hike of the Ilulissat Icefjord (a UNESCO World Hertiage Site) by connecting the Yellow and Blue Trails.  In the near future, I will share three brand new hiking reports from our trip to Greenland – The Arctic Circle Trail, Disko Island (Waterfall and Kuannit), and the Ilulissat Icefjord Hike.  It will be hard to condense 9 days of backpacking on the Arctic Circle Trail into one single report, but the scenery will be very impressive.

Arctic Circle Trail sample photo
Arctic Circle Trail wildlife sample photo (reindeer)
Kuannit (Disko Island) sample photo
Ilulissat Icefjord Hike sample photo

Grapevine Peak new DV report released

This evening, we are releasing our brand new hiking report documenting the route to Grapevine Peak, the highest peak in the Grapevine Mountains.  This report contains a lot of helpful tips for future hikers and also showcases the spectacular views all around during the hike and from the summit.  To check out the new report, visit report #120 on the Main Page or click on the link below.  I am hoping to return to Death Valley this November to resume hiking.

Grapevine Peak new DV report

Looking ahead to Grapevine Peak from near the 2nd major bump

Wahguyhe Peak new DV report released

Today we have the surprise release of a brand new Death Valley hiking report.  Last weekend, I took a short notice trip to Death Valley to spend the weekend in beautiful Phinney Canyon.  This visit resulted in two brand new Death Valley reports.  The first of these has now been released and it covers Wahguyhe Peak.  To read the new report, check out report #119 on the site’s Main Page or click on the link below.

Wahguyhe Peak new DV report

View of Wahguyhe Peak from the upper reaches of Phinney Canyon Road

Devils Golf Course new DV report released

My final new report to come from the March trip is for Devils Golf Course.  Usually viewed as a tourist sightseeing destination, I set out on a quest to find and document all of the salt pools in the area.  And I was very successful, which made for an enjoyable (but quite challenging) afternoon.  I think you will enjoy the new fully updated report on this interesting area.  To see the new report, visit report #169 on the Main Page or click on the link below.

Devils Golf Course new updated DV report

Telephone Canyon & Jalopy Canyon new DV report released

Today we have released a brand new report on Telephone Canyon located within the Tucki Mountain area.  This new report replaces the old report (which was badly in need of an update) and contains many brand new pictures.  In addition, a bonus part of the Telephone Canyon report features another hike that starts at the same parking area and goes to a place that we are calling Jalopy Canyon.  If you follow this Blog, you may recall the post during my March DV trip where I thought I had found a previously unknown Model T while on this hike.  However, I have now learned that the abandoned car was not a Model T, but it was actually a 1918 Briscoe Touring Car Model B424.  Be sure to check out all the pictures of the newly found Briscoe in the report.  To see the new report for Telephone Canyon and Jalopy Canyon, click on report #8 on the site’s Main Page or you can use the link below.

Telephone Canyon and Jalopy Canyon new DV report

U2’s Fallen Joshua Tree updated report

Our report on U2’s Fallen Joshua Tree continues to be one of the most popular pages here on the site, regularly being among the Top 5 or Top 10 most-visited each month.  During my recent March trip, I was able to return to this location and thus I have published a fully-updated report with a new introduction, new conclusion, and many new photographs.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing the comparisons between U2’s Tree location in 2008 and 2018.  The updated report can be found at #99 on the site’s Main Page, or you can click on the link below.

U2’s Fallen Joshua Tree updated report

U2’s Fallen Joshua Tree as it appeared in March 2018