From first aid kits to wick-and-wear clothing, packing for the climb to Everest Base Camp feels almost more daunting than the mountain. I prefer to pack as light as possible, but for such a big climb I also don’t want to forget anything. Luckily the guide company I will be traveling with in April sent me a packing list to help with the ruck-sack stuffing adventure.
Challenging your lungs in a tug-a-war with your legs, the Indian Point Loop Trail leads up into the high cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge for spectacular views worth the battle.
From Indian Point – an outcropping of rocks along a rocky ridge – enjoy 180-degree views of the Columbia River as well as the Washington bank and the tree-lined slopes of the neighboring cliffs.
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~Kahlil Gibran
With high cliff views of the Columbia River Gorge from the Washington side, the Cape Horn Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile loop that meanders through the woods to pop out points with wide open views of the river.
With the big trek to Everest base camp ahead of me - by golly - am I preparing both my body and mind as much as possible for the trek. My no means, do I want to be the one person who is miserable for the trip just because I wasn't strong enough to train. With only two months to go, I'm getting serious now.
When the snow starts to fall and you just can't stand being cooped up any longer, head out hiking. Grab a friend, some poles and a pair of snowshoes and try one of these fun snowshoe trails around the Pacific Northwest. You might just bump into me this winter!
OregonTumalo Mountain, Bend
A 4-mile trail leading up the side of the mountain, this trail offers amazing views of Mt.
In 2 months and 22 days, I will be set out on the adventure of a lifetime.
With two strong feet forward, I am going to trek to Everest Base Camp with Ace the Himalayas and my best friend. A 16-day round trip, we will hike the 40 miles to the highest mountain in the world (from Lukia to Everest BC) and enjoy daily visits to cultural sites, traditional villages and tea houses.