Murghab Horse Festival: Pamir Highway Day 8

Video summary of Day 8 here. We had excellent rice porridge for breakfast then set off from Alichtur at 7. Abdi and his family came to meet us at the homestay. Today is Abdi's 34th birthday. Abdi's son Daniel sat in between the passenger and driver in the front seat and held onto Abdi's arm … Continue reading Murghab Horse Festival: Pamir Highway Day 8

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Shokh Dara Valley: Pamir Highway Day 7

Here is the video summary of Day 7. We set off from Khorog at 9. There is an Afghan Bazaar that takes place on Saturdays in Khorog. It had shut down in recent weeks due to high Taliban activity across the river but Abdi told us it was back on today. Our itinerary had us … Continue reading Shokh Dara Valley: Pamir Highway Day 7

Wakhan Valley: Pamir Highway Day 4

You can watch the video summary of Day 4 here.  We left Murgab with the goal of heading towards Wakhan Valley and our first glimpse of Afghanistan today. We started the day with some roadside cheese:   Enroute to Wakhan Valley we asked Abdi to make a slight detour to a town called Bash Gumbaz, … Continue reading Wakhan Valley: Pamir Highway Day 4

Lake Tolpur to Murgab: Pamir Highway Day 2

You can watch the highlights of our second day on the Pamir Highway here.​​ We both woke early around 4:30 AM. Jesse set off for Peak Lenin base camp. Peak Lenin is known as the worlds most accessible 7000er, but notorious for highly volatile weather. We were lucky to be there on a clear two … Continue reading Lake Tolpur to Murgab: Pamir Highway Day 2

Grand Canyon Hiking

The NORTH RIM of the Grand Canyon is the the real hidden gem, less than 10% of visitors who visit the Grand Canyon start hiking from the North Rim. This means secluded trails, less mule droppings, and a peaceful Grand Canyon hiking experience that would be tough to find on the South Rim.

Four Corners & Horseshoe Bend Hike

While the first part of it is uphill, Horseshoe Bend hike is a relatively easy loop. We saw hikers of all ages and physical fitness. If you travel in the summer do bring water and a head covering to protect against the sun. There was an extreme heat warning in place when we arrived with temps over 100.