Under the Stars

DSC_6187About the Location:  The small city of Leh, India is nestled into the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.  Formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, it sits at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level.  From there, a 1.5-hour drive will get you into the mountains near a small village called Rumbak, accessible only by foot.  We camped about an hour’s hike from Rumbak in sub-freezing temperatures at about 14,000 feet.  The terrain was rough and unforgiving.  The rewards were unmatched. continue…

The Road Winds

DSC_9896About the Location:  Mount Desert Island on the east coast of Maine is known as the “Isle of Lonely Mountains.”  It is home to incredible trails, roads, coastline, and beautiful Acadia National Park with its notable Penobscot Mountain, Jordan Pond, and Beehive Trail.  Bar Harbor is the main attraction for those seeking any food with lobster – from steamed lobster to lobster eggs benedict or lobster mac n’ cheese, you’ll find it here. continue…