Walker’s Haute Route

The Haute Route, (or the High Route or Mountaineers’ Route) is the name given to a route (with several variations) undertaken on foot or by ski touring between Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland.

The 180-kilometer route is packed with glorious views of glaciers, mountains, and snow-capped peaks. … Read More

National Parks

In the summer of 2009, we spent 1 month on the road, hiking and camping at national and state parks around the United States. We started from New York, east-west bound till we hit Big Bend National Park.  Upon reaching Route 1, we traveled northwards and visited many impressive national … Read More

Diary of a Skimpy Tent


Once upon a time, Chopper and Cher were lightweight-crazy about their camping/hiking gear. In order to save weight, Chopper spent many sleepless nights on a woman-size Therm-a-Rest ProLite sleeping pads, while Cher painstakingly tried to keep her down sleeping bag away from the wet single-wall tent during cold nights. We … Read More

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