Hike Travel

Visit Washington: Silver Lake Way Trail, Olympic National Forest

This was my first “long” hike since moving to Washington two weeks ago. Like a true amateur, I didn’t have a plan. I knew vaguely this trail lead to a lake, but I didn’t really know how long it would take me to get there, or how long it would take me to hike six […]

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A Rival’s Guide to Game Day Tailgating in Charlottesville

Football season is back, and if you’re a Florida State fan like I am, that means a lot of Saturday nights with your head in your hands, alternating between tears, outrage, and bewilderment. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to go to a game – the last one I attended was the season […]

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Visit Guatemala: Tikal [Part Nine]

On our last day in Guatemala we decided to wake up at 2:30 to watch sunrise from the tallest temple at Tikal. We took a private taxi to the entrance of the park and then met with a local guide who led us by flashlight through the pitch black rainforest. We climbed to the top […]

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Visiting Guatemala: Yaxha & Topoxte [Part Eight]

The ninth morning of our trip we rejoined the rest of the group and returned to Yaxha, this time under the full light of a bright Guatemalan sun. We climbed the largest pyramid in the complex, along with several other smaller ones. The climbing is always equal parts fun and fear. Footholds can be unreliable […]

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