Yesterday I guided one of my favorite hikes in all of Southeast Alaska, the trek to Baird Glacier. We dropped anchor in Scenery Cove, just off Thomas Bay, and then headed out in our small inflatable boats. After battling our way through a strong river pushing against us at five knots, creating rapid-like conditions, we … More Hiking to Baird Glacier
November 1st They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I seem to have found one of the edges of my comfort zone. I am pressed up against the vertical face of a steep hillside, clinging to slippery moss, flailing around in an increasingly pathetic attempt to climb to the top. My … More Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked
All photos (c) Sarah Schwimmer. Taken in Wyoming and Idaho in 2010.
I recently, unexpectedly showed up at my friend Jess’ doorstep in Charlottesville, Virginia. Thankfully Jess and her family are pretty flexible about surprise guests. Having known nothing about the area before my visit, I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely town, beautiful vineyards, and wonderful variety of hiking in the surrounding area. Of the many things we did … More A View worth the Sweat: the Humpack Rocks hike
All photos (C) Sarah Schwimmer. Taken on a road trip through West Virginia in 2011.
Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits. — Cindy Ross
Dear readers: we have gotten pretty far behind on our blog posts. But that’s because we’ve been having lots of adventures– experiences that we swear we will share with you whenever the stars align to provide internet access. Last week, we finished our sailing trip up the Chilean coast. It was incredible! But before we … More Torres del Paine
As ya’ll know, we kicked the Dientes Circuit in the butt last week (in other words, we hiked it and it kicked our sorry asses). What you don’t know is that it was crazy beautiful, because we haven’t had an internet connection even halfway decent enough to share photos. But currently, we are staying in … More Photos from the Dientes