Hiking blog

#REBOOTATFORTY — my journey of discovery is currently taking me on a 3000 km thru-hike in New Zealand. I will rarely blog from a hike live since having my head stuck in a screen while out would somewhat defeat the purpose, but I will usually summarize upon returning to civilization and stream updates and select photos on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) live instead—when and if there is access to wifi.

Posts from longer hikes in chronological order by category:

Costa Rica packing list

Time is flying by at light speed and the departure date for Costa Rica is fast approaching (November 28). This means it is time to start firming up a reasonable packing list. Normally I am quite spontaneous, but for a trip like this I prefer to be organized down to the smallest detail rather than winging it the night before. Perhaps a bit overkill, but it helps me sleep better at night so it is worth [...]

By | October 20th, 2015|Costa Rica 2015, Hiking blog|15 Comments

Weekend hike on Vättlefjäll

WHERE: Vättlefjäll - Västra Götaland, Sweden. OBJECTIVE: Disconnect from everything and recharge plus test out some new gear. DISTANCE: The amount of miles hiked - secondary. We have enjoyed a wonderfully mild and sunny fall this year and I really want to get as much outdoor time as possible while it lasts. So since this past weekend was going to be exceptionally nice, a couple of friends and I decided to make a run for [...]

By | October 14th, 2015|Hiking blog, Weekend trips|8 Comments

Preparations for an orchid rainforest expedition

Hiking the mountain rainforests of Costa Rica is going to be a lot of fun! But it is going to be a whole lot more fun with the proper gear and with the right preparations, and sitting in front of the computer for the past few decades does not qualify. So here we go! I have had a lot of fun this summer gearing up and getting into shape. The looming departure date on November 28 [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Costa Rica 2015, Hiking blog|8 Comments

Rainforest expedition to Costa Rica

By the end of November 2015 I am going on an orchid pilgrimage to the rainforests of Costa Rica! Over the course of three amazing weeks we are hiking off the beaten path in search of orchids, wildlife and amazing nature experiences. We are spending time in Tapanti, Cerro de La Muerte, Las Alturas, Cerro Echandi, Las Tablas, Cerro Pando, Coton, Cotoncito as well as El Sura — ending with a couple of days rest in Dominical before returning back home to the cold winter darkness [...]

By | October 4th, 2015|Costa Rica 2015, Hiking blog|0 Comments
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