Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'hiking'

Fall in New England: Climbing Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain is the largest peak in Connecticut at 2,316 feet. And it was recommended as a great hike for viewing Fall foliage. I must admit here that if you are in Connecticut or New England during Fall, you'd...

Turret Arch

The view from Turret Arch: Can you spot the fading rainbow? Turret Arch, Arches National Park, September 2009 According to Wikipedia, a turret is a "small tower that projects vertically from the wall of a building such as a...

Akaka Falls State Park

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Kalaupapa: Magical Beauty and Compelling History

When leprosy invaded the Hawaiian islands in the early 1830s, faced with confusion and the belief that leprosy was a punishment from God, King Kamehameha V approved an act, in 1865, to prevent the spread of leprosy by a...

Arches National Park: Landscape Arch

Part of what is known as the Devils Garden in northern Arches National Park, Landscape Arch is considered one of the longest (if not the longest) natural arches in the world. I actually believe that Kolob Arch in the...

Hiking Bryce: Figure Eight Combination Loop

Since we only had one day to explore magical Bryce Canyon National Park, we chose a combination hike that loops around most of the amphitheater. It was a bit strenuous, but the views were well worth the effort. The...

Hiking Zion: Angles' Landing Trail

Angles' Landing(in the photo above) is a rock formation that is at summit elevation in Zion National Park. The trail to Angles' Landing is a strenuous 2.5-mile trail with an elevation change of over 1,480 feet. The first 1.9...

Hiking Zion: The Narrows

Have you hiked in a river before? Imagine yourself walking upstream in a river, under the shadows of soaring canyon walls, with hanging gardens, sandstone grottos, natural springs and waterfalls surrounding you. Imagine wading water while walking, the river is...

Hiking Zion: Observation Point Trail

It might not be the best way to do this, but we ended up doing this hike after hiking Hidden Canyon Trail. Like I mentioned in my previous post, we overestimated the Hidden Canyon hike, thinking it would take...

Hiking Zion: Hidden Canyon Trail

On our first full day in Zion, we got up early(around 0630 am) and caught the shuttle to the park. I believe the first shuttle leaves Springdale at 0530 am. From visiting the visitor center the evening before, we decided...

Highlights of Portland: Washington Park

I've been trying to get back to my routine blogging, but what can I say? I guess I have more free time when we are working than when we are both off. It looks like it might take me a...

Hiking the Cinder Desert to the Shrub Land: Haleakala Crater

We took advantage of the gorgeous clear weather yesterday, and hit Haleakala crater for a long,overdue hike.We chose to hike an 11.2 mile trail that starts at the Visitor Center at Sliding Sand trail head, and ends at Halemauu trail...

Our trek in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Every time I talk about our trip, I am always inclined to say "this was the highlight in our trip", then I change my mind to say "that was the highlight of our trip", I guess I should feel blessed...

Lush Tropical Maui: Iao Valley

One of the things that I like most about Maui, is the amazing diversity in landscapes. From the mysterious soil of Haleakala, to the green West Maui Mountains, and all the sandy beaches,rocky beaches and cliffs in between, Maui is...

Walking on the moon: Majestic Haleakala

"Haleakala, majestic mountain of Maui, born of the sea,in myth, and celestial beauty, colossal in power and magnitude, empowering all who venture to her majesty.Haleakala, creator and destroyer, an opening to view our past and embrace our future. Haleakala, House...

Another paved trail: Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

As we continued to drive east on Hwy 72, Makapuu Head,standing at 647 feet elevation, defines the most eastern tip of Oahu. There is a gate, and an abandoned road called Ka iwi ,that is the gateway to an easy...

Diamond Head:Joining the crowds

Leaving Pearl Harbor, we drove east towards Diamond Head State Monument. Forty five minutes later, and after going through a tunnel to the interior of the crater, we arrived at the monument, paid the fee of five dollars and parked...

Lahaina Pali Trail

A cloudy day, with a little overcast is to me the perfect day for hiking. Sure, you can miss on some views, but the clouds keep you cool, and you don't sweat as much.Yesterday was just this day on Maui....

Hiking into the clouds: Waihee Ridge Trail

Waihee is in the Northwestern section of Maui, an area not often frequented by tourists. In my three other stays on Maui, I've never explored it much, a mistake I am glad I fixed. Waihee Ridge Trail is one...

Trails and Margaritas...

On our first weekend on Maui, we decided to hit the trail up to the mountains, and pick up where we left off in our last stay here. It was a glorious day, with beautiful sunshine, and cool breeze,...

Connecticut for 10 weeks. Part 4

The last weekend trip we took while living in New Haven,CT was a hiking trip to the beautiful state of New Hampshire. After a lot of research on hiking the White Mountains in NH, we decided on hiking Franconia Ridge...