Hiking and Camping at Eagle River

In Eagle River, Alaska, we did another overnight hike and camp. This time we made a point of practicing with the GoPro, which is a small, rugged, waterproof outdoor camera. It creates a bit of a fishbowl effect. In real life, the trees weren’t really bending toward me :). This part of Alaska is full… Read more »

Exit Glacier and Hatcher Pass

Pictures this time, with just a few words. Me at the Exit Glacier. Panorama. Click to embiggen. Later, snowshoeing at Hatcher Pass. That’s Kevin. This is the view. And this is the rented snowshoe that fell apart. Sadly, we had to cut this adventure short, but I’ll blog another adventure tomorrow!

Guess Where We Are

We started up a fairly steep, winding dirt path, wanting to see if it led to a beautiful and isolated spot where we might make camp for the night. After a while, we realized that given the steepness of the terrain, we should really go back down to the car and get our gear. Why… Read more »

Pictures and Reflections

Here’s how it looks outside the windows today… I left the endless rain of Northern California and came home to the snow of Eastern Massachusetts :o). Weather is so good for writing. I wrote two and a half pages this morning while curled up in blankets and watching the snow fall. (I consider two pages… Read more »

February 14: Pan-Universal Be Who You Are Day — in Zanzibar!

Happy Pan-Universal Be Who You Are Day, everyone! (For those of you who are new to the blog, a few years back I decided to reclaim Valentine’s Day and turn it into something else.) Here’s sunrise this morning, in the order in which the various colors happened. Kevin, this is a good day to thank… Read more »

Guess Where I Am (Round Two!)

I’m no longer in Rwanda. Can you guess where I am? In my new location, it would be offensive to take recognizable pictures of people, which means it’s also hard to take pictures of, well, anything, except in more isolated areas. So, before I get to the pictures, I’ll start by saying that I might… Read more »

Oops re: gorilla post

Note to anyone who was recently looking for my gorilla post and couldn’t find it: I accidentally deleted it today. Now it’s back, with a different URL: http://kristincashore.blogspot.com/2016/02/another-adventure-in-rwanda_13.html This lifesaver of a blogpost helped me retrieve my otherwise irretrievable post. In case you’re ever in a place with terrible wi-fi and discover, after spending hours… Read more »

Another Adventure in Rwanda

First we climbed to the volcano. Jerome and Julie were our guides. Julie found a chameleon and told us it meant good luck for our adventure. Then, we entered… …the jungle. What’s that? !!!!!!!! Gorillas!!!!!! Then we climbed back down. It would be safe to say we were very happy. Thank you, mountain gorillas of… Read more »