Yosemite National Park 2013

Photos from my trip to Yosemite National Park from September 26-30. Images are of the valley, the Four Mile Trail, Mist Trail: Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, Emerald Pool and the John Muir trail. var PMalbum1409631144... 

Chugchilán: Quilotoa hike

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Chugchilán: Black Sheep Inn

My final itinerary did not include Chugchilán, although it had been part of my original plan. I discovered it during my research of Ecuador when I stumbled across this magnificent vegetarian ecolodge... 

Baños: Day Trip to Puyo

On my third day in Baños I went on a daytrip with an organized group to the jungle town of Puyo. Our group consited of two women from Ireland, and Argentinian woman, a couple (Ecuadorean man and French... 

Baños

After Cuyabeno, it was really difficult to reintegrate into civilization. I spent the first 2 nights in the town of Coca, a miserable town that I could not escape from fast enough. I had originally planned... 

Cuyabeno Reserve 3: Guacamayo Ecolodge

On my third day (November 28th) we visited an indigenous community where we got to learn how yucca is grown and harvested, and watch the traditional means of preparing and cooking yucca bread of which... 

Cuyabeno Reserve 2 : Guacamayo Ecolodge

Guacamayo Lodge is a network of traditionally constructed huts connected by raised walkways. During the rainy seasons the grassy recesses beneath these walkways can fill with water. The huts are crafted... 

Cuyabeno Reserve 1: Guacamayo Ecolodge

On November 26th I left my hotel early in the morning and headed to the Quito airport to embark on my journey to the Cuyabeno Rainforest Reserve. I was so excited as this was indeed the highlight of my... 

Mindo Part 2

I was feeling a little off the day after my tarabita excursion. I ended up just hanging around El Carmelo and visiting the town of Mindo. A little path from the hotel leads you to the river, and if you... 

Mindo Part 1

On my first day exploring in Mindo, I managed to a find the secret road from El Carmelo leading to the one and only road up the mountain to the zip lines, the tarabita, waterfalls, and Las Tangaras reserve....