Tag Archives: Hiking

Cotopaxi Volcano near Quito, Ecuador

On a clear day, Cotopaxi is an ominous sight that can be seen looming in the distance outside of Quito. It is an active volcano that last erupted in August of 2015 and spewed ash and steam until January of … Continue reading

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Autumn is Magical in the Colorado Mountains

Autumn is our favorite time of year to get into the mountains and go hiking. The weather can be cool and it is possible to get snow at times, but when the sun is shining and the leaves have turned … Continue reading

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Teleferico in Quito, Ecuador

If you want to get tremendous views of Quito, Ecuador, the Teleferico is definitely a great way to do it. The Teleferico is a cable car that takes you up the Pichincha volcano. Once the cable car drops you off, … Continue reading

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Laguna Quilotoa in Ecuador

Volcanoes are a common sight when you visit Ecuador and we decided to visit several of them during our visit. Although many of them are still active, Quilotoa hasn’t erupted for several hundred years. One if its last eruptions was … Continue reading

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Standing in the Middle of the World

We had another interesting and exhausting day in Ecuador. We rode a cable car above the city, hiked another volcano, and went to the equator (twice). The scenery and the people have been amazing and we are truly enjoying our … Continue reading

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We Enjoyed Our First Excursion in Ecuador

Today, we drove back into the Andes mountains, this time to visit one of the many volcanos that are Ecuador. It was great to see the beautiful scenery and get out of the city and into the countryside. We did … Continue reading

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Walking in the Steps of the Incan Empire

During our trip to Bolivia, we truly enjoyed visiting Incan ruins such as Incallajta and Tiwanaku. We learn so much about the ancient civilizations of Rome and Egypt, but very little is taught in schools about the Inca and the … Continue reading

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Falcon Trail on the Air Force Academy

We decided to hike a trail on the grounds of the Air Force Academy here in Colorado Springs. The Falcon Trail is a trail that we have never hiked before and it is a 13 mile loop, but we just … Continue reading

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Climbing to the Summit of Pikes Peak

One of the most difficult hikes that we have ever done was our hike from the base of Pikes Peak to the summit. The entire hike is over twelve miles and has an elevation gain of over 7,000 feet (2,100 … Continue reading

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When is a Trail not a Trail?

The answer… when it is a stream, but you still have to hike through it. When we did our canopy tour in Bolivia, we had to hike through a stream and climb a waterfall just to get to the start … Continue reading

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