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Los Olivos (No, Not the Olives…)

Morning starting off right: Lily’s freshly baked German bread. Delicious and seedy, hands down the best bread in Huaraz! Yesterday on my hike down from Llaca I ran into my friend Rodrigo who lives in Marian. He and I and … Continue reading

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The Townies.

Arriving in Huaraz last night just after sunset, Martin and I ran down the sidewalks (dodging the cascading waterfalls from the roof drainage spouts) and through the gutters (puddle jumping as we quick stepped). A wet welcome back to big … Continue reading

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Hitch-Hiking-Out (Day 4)

Good morning this fine fine morning to you, you lovely rock forest, Hatun Machay. Last night was relaxed and chill, as the refugio was occupied only by 6 of us. Chevy and Salvador, Anna and Virginie, and Martin and me. … Continue reading

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The Cave Sessions (Day 3)

Another beautiful morning and out the door. Climbing with Virginie and Martin and Luciano. Hard climbing! Luciano decided to return to Huaraz and so we sent him on his way with a toothy grin! After a few more climbs, Martin … Continue reading

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Fog Fingers (Day 2)

The morning. The best time at Hatun Machay. Clear blue skies, brisk temperatures, sunshine warming your toes, and a steaming mug of mate de coca tea. Papaya drenched with lime juice. Once stomachs are satiated, the exodus from the refugio … Continue reading

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Hatun Machay. Rock Forest. (Day 1)

When I first arrived in Huaraz and sat down to talk shop with Gary, I made it pretty clear that the reason I was here in Huaraz was to backpack as much as possible in the Cordillera Blanca. However, once … Continue reading

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Superslide

Riding low in the Washington State Corolla. January chill. Down jackets on. Well, I’ve got to run to keep from hidin’, And I’m bound to keep on ridin’. And I’ve got one more silver dollar, But I’m not gonna let … Continue reading

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Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out

According to Chris Mcnamara and the Yosemite Valley Free Climbs Supertopo, “The Southwest base of El Cap gets very hot in the summer and is best as a spring and fall destination. Even winter temperatures can be good, but frequent … Continue reading

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