[I] arrived in Huaraz (elev: 3,100 meters), at the foot of Peru's Cordillera Blanca, just as the rainy season was getting underway. I didn't care. This was the gateway to Peru's tallest mountains, including Huascaran at 6,768 meters (22,205 feet), and I wasn't going to miss it on my first visit to the country. After all, it was here in the Huayhuash region that Joe … [Read more...] about A “Day of the Dead” Visit to Huascaran, Peru’s Tallest Mountain
This is a guest post by Lorraine Aubert. If you want to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read more here. Mammoth Lakes, a small ski resort community tucked inside the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California is NOT just for skiing. While snow sports are definitely the #1 tourist attraction, I'd like to introduce you to the other travel opportunities that … [Read more...] about Mammoth Lakes is Not Just For Skiing!
I was awoken way too early, around the hour of 7:30 am, by Max Blanco - slobbering canine friend. Another smaller dog also made himself at home on my mattress, practically pushing me off of it. Oh, the joys of living with dogs! After awhile, I gave up on the idea of reclaiming my bed, and walked outside with my camera to capture the beautiful views while the sun was … [Read more...] about Relaxing in the Colombian Countryside