Arches National Park, Colorado Roadtrip, 2017 – Part 2

We stayed the night at the Lazy Lizard hostel, which prides itself in being the cheapest hostel in the United States. The hostel fully lives up to this expectation. Not to say it was a bad experience – we enjoyed our time and the company. We had appropriate expectations going in. We stayed here for the experience, and got our monies worth.

We woke relatively early, hoping to get ahead of the major crowds. We grabbed some McDonalds breakfast and coffee, and headed to Arches National Park for a full day of exploring. We beat the crowds to Delicate Arch, and walked through Devil’s Garden to trail to see Double O Arch.

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Rest Day – Russia part 7

We camped the night at Baikal, and were happy we did not need to walk in the morning. Our arranged transport from the park service was supposed to arrive at noon, but arrived closer to 9:30. We had to scramble

Trekking Day 2 – Russia part 5

The first night at camp was an excellent experience. The sun low and the air was cooling when we began assembling our tents. Thankfully there was not much wind as we started a fire, cooked our meals, and enjoyed our

Ulan-Ude – Russia Part 3

We met up with Misha, our host, guide, and friend, and got onto a flight from Moscow to Ulan-Ude. An overnight 8 hour of flight, and 5 time zones later, we landed in Ulan-Ude. Misha’s father was there to pick