GR20 Day 12

A long and hot day; I cut it short when I see a spectacular mountain ridge.

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GR20 Day 11

A bright shiny day scares the grumpies away! Except for the tedious ridgeline, a good long day.

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GR20 Day 9

Back on the GR20 today--a half day from Vizzanova on the sourthern section of the GR20.

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GR20 Hiatus

Four days of relaxation at a villa by the sea, and a couple of road trips to the rugged northwest coast of Corsica and a visit to Bonifacio.

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GR20 Day 8

I wanted a nice relaxing day, so I pushed it hard and combined two day's walking into one.

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GR20 Day 7

The tough day wasn't quite all that, and we enjoyed walking along the ridgeline in perfectly fine weather and the fantastic views.

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River walk, canopy walk

A lazy day, yet full of things to do: a walk up a river to a waterfall, a walk along the treetops high above the ground. And butterflies.

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Deer Cave, Mulu NP

We're ready for adventure. Today is a visit to Deer Cave, which has the largest cave room in the world.

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To KK

We head off past the typhoon to Kota Kinabalu, then onwards to wonderful Mulu National Park on the north of the island of Borneo.

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Perito Moreno Glacier

Today, our last real full day in Patagonia, is a biggie: we're doing a guided 4km hike on top of Perito Moreno Glacier. It was really unexpectedly excellent, and not just pretty good. The weather was clear and warm, the scenery great, and most of all walking on top of the glacier was unlike any place I'd been before.

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To Calafate

A travel day from El Chaltén back to El Calafate. Walking in the morning, cake and coffee, bus ride, dinnner.

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Cerro Torre

Another great hike today--this time it was from our B&B to Lago Torre, an easy 18km out-and-back to the lake at the foot of Torre Glacier, with the spire of Cerro Torre rising behind. The weather was sunny and warm, the wind subsided, and the trail was fast and flat--and uncrowded!

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Hike to Fitz Roy

A wonderful day with a long hike to the Laguna de Los Tres, just below the spectacular Monte Fitz Roy.

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To Refugio Cuernos

Today we decide not to hike up the French Valley with the crowds, but just to have a leisurely day walking the 14km/9 miles to our cabin at Refugio Curenos.

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To Paine Grande

Today was the start of some easy days--an 11km stroll down to Paine Grande was on the agenda, and the weather held. It was also the first section of the W circuit, which meant people people people, irritating and entertaining.

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Really to Torres del Paine

Hello, Patagonia. We sleep in and bus-bus-shuttle to Torres del Paine. It's strongly different than the last time, so many more people, it's not any secret anymore.

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To Punta Arenas

Long travel days from San Diego to Punta Arenas to start a couple of weeks of travel around the end of the world.

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