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July 1, 2016

Summer Fun in Italy ~ 2016 with the Griffiths!

Here we are on a via ferrata/hiking adventure with a fun group of Sun Valley locals! This trip is perfect for a family adventure.  Here we go hut to hut in the Brenta Dolomites on the Via Ferratas and trails established way back in WWI.   Each comfortable hut offers a 5 course meal at the end of your hiking day along with refreshing beers and local wines.  On this trip we had quite the…
Nepal
February 15, 2016

Nepal Relief Trip – by Lisa Vaughn

Traveling to Nepal in January 2016 was a very different experience for me.  My biggest challenges weren’t the usual altitude, cold weather, long days hiking or the lack of showers.  This trip I struggled most with the ache in my heart. The dichotomy of Nepal was very prominent this year.  All that I love was at its best; hiking lofty ridge lines with unobstructed views of the snowy Himalaya, trail time with Tek, Junga, Bhim, Mingma and Yam;…
Nepal
August 27, 2015

Come in Out of the Rain

As many of you know, summer is monsoon season in Nepal.  Immediately following the earthquake was quite a race against the clock to get people covered before the rains began to fall.  Our friends at Himalayan Aid did a great job getting sheet metal to people in remote villages in order to really get a "roof" over their heads.  In addition, the sheet metal will be able to be used in the reconstruction of their…