Measuring Rainfall in Meters!

April 21, 2016
By Dan Friesen on April 21, 2016 After enjoying the stunning blue waters of the Te Waihou track, we arrived at the sleepy, but efficiently run Rotorua airport for our… Read More

North Island Magic!

April 12, 2016
By Dan Friesen on April 12, 2016 We’re on a plane headed for Melbourne, Australia after 13 days of exploring New Zealand. This part of the Adventure started in Auckland… Read More

Wrapping Up the Scouting Trip in Australia

March 29, 2016
By Dan Friesen on March 29, 2016 Scott and I are in-flight to Auckland, having finished 5 days of walk planning in Australia’s Blue Mountains and in the Sydney area.… Read More

A Shower Never Felt So Good

March 23, 2016
By Dan Friesen on March 23, 2016 Scott Isom and I departed Seattle and Portland, respectively, en route to a rendezvous in San Francisco, and a 14 hour flight from… Read More

Favorite Thing #4: Val d’Aran

December 4, 2015
By Dan Friesen on December 4, 2015 Aran Valley (Val d’Aran) is one of only two areas of Spain that sits on the northern flanks of the Pyrenees. Geologically, it… Read More

Favorite thing #3: Picos de Europa

December 3, 2015
by Dan Friesen on December 3, 2015 Passing the remote country chapel On August 17, 2009, Pat Lemmon and I made our way into Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe)… Read More

Favorite Thing #2: Loarre Castle

December 2, 2015
by Dan Friesen on December 2, 2015 Loarre Castle – Classic Study in Medieval Fortresses and Spain’s Reconquest This group is charged up and ready for the assault! In 711… Read More

Favorite Thing #1: Ordesa National Park Walk

December 1, 2015
by Dan Friesen on December 1, 2015 Church in Torla One of my favorite walks takes place in Northern Spain on the south flanks of the Pyrenees Mountains. This entire… Read More