Category: Hikes

Laguna Paron, Huaraz, Peru

As I explained in my previous post, we took our first day in Huaraz to shop around the prices for the daily mountain excursions. We found a company that was charging us 50 soles per day for each of Laguna Paron, Laguna 69 and…

Rainbow Mountain, Cusco, Peru

One item on my bucket list in Peru was to check out the famous Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca). You might have heard of it or seen photos on social media, and you might also have heard about how crowded this place is getting right now….

Aguas Caliente, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Peru

We had our second night bus with Peru Hop from Puno to Cusco (about 8-9hrs). I was a bit nervous about this one as I had booked this bus on the night just before our train to Aguas Caliente. With only 10 days before…

Elk River, Landslide and Foster Lakes, Strathcona Park, BC

Distance from Victoria : 4-4h30 drive Elevation gain : about 700m to Foster Lake 24km round-trip to Foster Lake, about 12hrs total This summer I was finally able to get my first overnight hike on Vancouver Island since the West Coast Trail back in…

Pillbox Hike, Lanikai and Kailua Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

I joined a day excursion to Lanikai and Kailua Beach from my hostel. Our driver dropped us off in the morning at Kailua explaining how we could walk to the trailhead to hike Pillbox, a short trail promising rewarding views of the area. The…

Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay Reserve, Oahu, Hawaii

Koko Head Crater Hike: 2.9km round-trip Elevation gain: 302m 1h30 After my diving course, the first day trip I took was a hike at Koko Head and an afternoon snorkelling and relaxing at Hanauma Bay. There are a lot of pillboxes and bunkers on…