Prepping for the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (July 28th, 2014)

Hopefully by now you know I’m leaving for Bhutan in September to do the Snowman Trek. In brief, the Snowman Trek is a 220 mile, 25-day hike in the Himalayas. At times we’ll be at over 18,000 feet and, during the trek, we’ll be going over numerous passes above 16,000 feet. It’s said that more […]

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The North Face Verbera Lite Mid GTX Boots ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (July 23rd, 2014)

To call these “Lite” is an understatement. The North Face Verbera Lite Mid GTX Boots are about a pound per shoe (size 8.5). You may never have thought of weighing your shoes before but try it. You likely don’t have any hiking boots that come close to that weight. It’s because of that weight that […]

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Bhutan. Haven’t Been? Allow Me to Entice You…

by Beth Whitman (February 21st, 2014)

It’s kinda hard to go to the Land of Gross National Happiness and not have a good time. The people are kind, humorous, generous and steeped in ancient traditions and culture. Interestingly enough, there are usually lots of tears, too, (good ones, of course) because there’s something about the purity of Bhutan that makes one […]

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