Happy to leave Durrës bound for a new country, we hopped in the deplorable rental and crossed yet another border without issue. Much like Shkodër, we entered the outskirts of yet another large lake town. However, we were far more fond of Ohrid and it’s nearby hiking. … More The Time I Accidentally Larcened a Dog in Ohrid, North Macedonia
Shkodër, Albania was not the best introduction to Albania. The city is very busy, quite dirty, and turned out to be a bit on the boring side. … More Shkodër, Albania… Filthy & Hectic, Not the Best Introduction to Albania
We departed Mostar, BiH bound for Kotor, Montengro (aka. the poor man’s Croatia). This also marked our first vehicular border crossing this trip. … More Kotor, Montenegro… Where Cats are King & Vastly Outnumber Humans
After retrieving our rental car from the airport, we headed north to Kulen Vakuf located in Una National Park for some hiking fun. … More Una National Park, Bosnia & Herzegovnia… Long Hikes, Astounding Waterfalls, and AirBnB Fails.
Where is that, you may ask? Well, when I first devised a replacement trip for our SECOND ATTEMPT at a Slovenian hiking excursion, I utilized the internets to ascertain that much of the Balkans, except for the countries we wanted to visit of course, were open to American citizens! … More 1st International Journey Since Beer Flu Hit… One Travels to Places Open to Degenerate Americans!
Tucson, Arizona was added to the trip, so that Hubs and my Aunt, Charlotte, could actually meet. Thankfully, Charlotte enjoys a good hike, and was courageous enough to trek up a few hills with us swift-walking nuts. … More Tucson Take-Aways: Prickly Pear Cactus is Delicious & Beer is a Phenomenal Hiking Reward
Shh… legs! I don’t care what you think, you don’t control me! You’ll be fine, so suck it up and walk that shit off. We looked into what Arches National Park had to offer, and decided we could knock out all the hikes in one day. … More Hell Yeah, We Can Tackle All of Arches National Park in a Single Day!
We packed up our belongings, food stuffs, and acquired items, and headed off for Moab, Utah. … More Onward to Moab… And Jackass Canyon?
Just a heads up, the Purgatory FLATS Trail is not actually flat. The name is deceiving. Anyway, we headed the opposite way along Cascade Creek for this one, specifically, southeast towards the Animas River where the Cascade Creek dumps into the river. … More And more Colorado… Purgatory Flats to Animas River & Ouray
Hubs longed to complete a challenging hike during our trip, and promptly discovered the Columbine Lake hike, and it was definitely difficult, as advertised. With a 2900 foot elevation gain to finish at 12,685 feet, the lake is a brilliant blue, even on Google satellite. … More Colorado Continued… Columbine Lake Trail & Durango