All posts tagged: mountains

The Birds Below by James Agombar

Atlas Mountains, Morocco. 2015 The sweat-box of Marrakesh seemed like another world when we had reached a few days into the trek. Suddenly it was cool, refreshing, and at this point I had to put my rainproof jacket on for the first time since entering […]

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Iceland’s Borgarfjordur by John A. Barrett

We head north towards the Borgarfjordur region. With little spring traffic, we soon enter the 6-kilometer Hvalfjordur undersea tunnel towards Akrafjall and the north western areas, shortening the hour-long journey from Reykjavik to seven minutes. Sue, the GPS navigator, as the Icelandic countryside unfolds like […]

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Postcards: Cliff Face

Dad, Do you remember the photos you showed me years ago, Ansel Adams in Yosemite? I said it wasn’t real, nothing is that perfect. Remember? I went there, stood looking, and still I’m not certain. Maybe it was in my mind. Maybe it’s no longer […]

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Rescue from Machu Picchu by Eliot Wilner

January 2010, Urubamba River Valley On January 24 we boarded a train in Ollantaytambo for the twenty-six mile ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu where almost all tourists book overnight accommodations.  Train service had been interrupted during the previous […]

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Notier Frontiers: An Interview

Tim and Marissa Notier have recently returned from Peru and later this month are going to ride their motorcycle across Africa. We met at Overland Expo West in  May 2019 and chatted about their travels. Since then I’ve read their books and wanted to run […]

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