Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Inca Trail, Day 3

[What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail] [Inca Trail, Day 1] [Inca Trail, Day 2] Day 3 – Pacaymayu to Wiñay Wayna (16km/10mi total. It was … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 2

[Inca Trail, Day 1] Day 2 – Ayapata to Warmiwañusca (5km/3mi, 900m/2950ft elevation gain) then downhill 6km to camp at Pacaymayu at 3400m. I was feeling pretty good the first … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 1

I’ve wanted to do the Inca Trail ever since I first heard about it in 2010. This June I finally got to do it! I was especially proud that I … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail

1. It’s hard! This can’t be emphasized enough. You are walking for 8 hours a day for 3 days in a row. Most of that walking is either gaining or … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Snow Lake Hike & Annette Lake Hike

Great views on the way up to Snow Lake! The lake itself, still covered in snow but it’s melting fast. I didn’t go down into the basin due to the … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Granite Mountain, WA state

  This hike kicked my butt! We were in the middle of a heat wave, and it was the steepest hike I’ve tried. And that’s not even including the alternate … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mount Washington Hike, WA state

They say a rainy day in the mountains beats a sunny day indoors. Well, what about a sunny day in the mountains??   Since my last post, I’ve completed six … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Swakane Canyon Trail, WA state

In late June I’ll be doing something I’ve dreamed about doing for a long, long time – the Inca Trail! It’s a 4-day hike through the Andes, with Machu Picchu … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

San Diego, California (Dec 2015)

This past Christmas I went to San Diego, since the flights to Maui were too expensive. I wanted some sunshine and San Diego definitely delivered! I stayed in the Horton … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

In & Around Balestrand, Norway (July 2014)

On the shore of the Sognefjord, Balestrand is a tiny town with lots to offer if you enjoy being outdoors. I used it as a homebase for hiking and biking. … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gimmelwald in the Jungfrau Region, Switzerland

Heading north from Italy, I spent 2 short nights and 2 full days in the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps. I slept in a tiny village called Gimmelwald, though … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 4 Comments