Saturday, May 18, 2019

Everest 2019 : Next Summit Waves Prepare + Greenland's 102 Mile Arctic Circle Trail + America's Trail System 55,000 Miles Long +

Everest 2019 : Next Summit Waves Prepare - from Alan Arnette on his daily detailed blog
Trekking through Fire and Ice on Greenland's 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail - from Mountain Planet
America's National Trails System is more than 55,000 miles long - from -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2019 : Next Summit Waves Prepare -- Tekking through Fire and Ice on Greenland's 102-mile Arctic Circle Trail  --  America's National Trails System is more than 55,000 miles long

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While our #Everest2019 team rest at ABC (they all got there in GREAT time) our focus turns to our team #Jordan. Currently below sea level enjoying rich oxygenated air and the intense heat !!!
Good luck team.. (photo of team below) ..You will have a ball. This is what they will be experiencing:

• They will be captivated daily by the rocky desert landscape while being challenged on a 100km trek
• Trekking with the Bedouins and their camels across the sandy desert and rocky hamada in a world which time forgot, exploring lush canyons with their ever-changing shades of red and orange filled with refreshing pools of water
• Feasting around a fire while learning the art of playing traditional desert sand games. (often with dried camel poo)
• Falling asleep under a blanket of stars.
• They will learn how to kill gut skin and prepare the goat for traditional celebration feats.
• Spending time losing themselves in ancient Petra. The city that’s been impossibly carved out from the rock before enjoying Petra by candle light.
• Spending an incredible day on a camel in the famous wadi Rum before a night of glamping in the heart of the desert.
• Finishing off with a full day of luxury and wonder floating in the incredible Dead Sea before going home having made some new lifelong friends

Tempted... We have a few places left on our October 2019 trip.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Everest 3 Successful and Deadly Days, Climber Missing + Deaths and Missing Climbers on Makalu, Everest, Kangchenjunga + Himalaya Spring - Evacuations, Missing Climbers and Deaths

Everest 2019 : Quiet after 3 successful and deadly days, Everest climber missing - Alan Arnette blog
Breaking : Deaths and missing climbers on Makalu, Everest and Kangchenjunga - by Explorersweb
Himalayan Spring 2019 : Evacuations, Missing climbers and Deaths mar summit success - K Becker
Himalayas - Too many Deaths - from Alan Arnette on his daily detailed blog -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2019 : Quiet after 3 Successful and Deadly Days, Everest Climber missing -- Breaking News : Deaths and missing climbers on Makalu, Everest and Kangchenjunga Kraig Becker -- Himalaya Spring 2019: Evacuations, Missing Climbers, and Deaths Mar Summit Success

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 had what will be in my top ten favorite Skyline hikes today. EllenMarilynDennis and I started at the Museum Trail in Palm Springs at about 5:00 AM in cool but humid conditions. I have never seen so many wildflowers up there! It started raining at Florian’s and continued to rain all the way to the Upper Tram Station. When we got to Grubbs notch the wind sounded like a locomotive barreling through the trees. Then the rain turned into some kind of frozen stuff. Brrr... Once we were in the tram station we changed to drier clothes that we had the insight to bring in our backpacks. We got a ride back to our cars from Hilde, an old friend that I bump into at various places from time to time. Then we enjoyed a hot meal at Las Casuelas. Thanks, crew, for a memorable day. I’m going back up there again tomorrow to take more flower pictures. Ha ha, just kidding, I was totally done in when we got to the top! My next Skyline may be next fall.


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Image result for images of iron to baldy traverse  --  Iron to Baldy Traverse - May 25

Distance: 16 miles +-

Elevation Gain: 10,000' +-

We will meet at 5:45 AM on Bridge to Nowhere Trail Head Parking and start the hike at 6:00 AM sharp. This is a shuttle hike and one or more volunteer drivers will be needed to meet two others at Manker Flats by 5:15 AM for the shuttle.

This is likely a little tougher hike than C2C. The San Antonio Ridge will be a class 3 and I would consider a very small portion of it to be class 4. If scrambling and exposure is not your thing, this hike is not for you. We need to hike to Iron about in 4 hours. We will be aiming to finish the hike by 6:00 PM but bring a headlight. I will provide detailed info closer to the event day. I will add people from the wait-list.


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