Sierra de Algairén – Hiking in the high-desert wine country (Calatayud-Cariñena)

Who is tired of talking about the weather??? We haven’t been climbing in the Pyrenees since the beginning of 2018. Cue the broken record: bad luck with timing of storm patterns basically every free weekend since the turn of the new year (we’re on call 26 weeks a year!) + a quick and magical trip … More Sierra de Algairén – Hiking in the high-desert wine country (Calatayud-Cariñena)

Cabrera Peak (1433 m): hometown hiking around Calatayud

And on sleepy Saturdays when the weather’s too shitty to head up to the Pyrenees, sometimes we hike around town. And sometimes we trick our amigos into going with us 🙂 I’ve mentioned the “Sistema Ibérico” quite a bit on the blog. It’s one of the major systems of mountain ranges on the Peninsula, stretching … More Cabrera Peak (1433 m): hometown hiking around Calatayud

Sorrosal Waterfall: Hidden gem in Ordesa & Monte Perdido National Park, no hiking involved

SNOW IS HERE! As we are preparing for wintry mountain outings, I can’t help but think of past excursions. Here’s one that requires no gear and no special clothes… just motivation to be out in the cold for about 20 minutes. If you’ve been in the Spanish Pyrenees or are planning a trip, you’ve undoubtedly … More Sorrosal Waterfall: Hidden gem in Ordesa & Monte Perdido National Park, no hiking involved

Camino de San Esteban de Pravia: take a stroll along the Asturian coastal cliffs

Beach days for me have always been somewhat sacred. And as far as I’m concerned there are three different kind of beach goers: The conversationalist, the playful clown, and the person that doesn’t want to do a god damn thing.  I go to read, sleep and dig holes in the sand with my toes. These … More Camino de San Esteban de Pravia: take a stroll along the Asturian coastal cliffs

Pico Mondoto & Cañón de Añísclo: legendary hike with year-round accessibility (Spanish Pyrenees)

Here’s the view you get from Mondoto Peak, which stands at 1962 meters tall. From the precipice, it feels as though the canyon is going to swallow you whole. The contrasts and depth of the canyon are mesmerizing but also a little dizzying/terrifying. You get stunning views of the summit of Monte Perdido (and Cilindro … More Pico Mondoto & Cañón de Añísclo: legendary hike with year-round accessibility (Spanish Pyrenees)

The Most Colorful Valley in the French Pyrenees: Vallée Aspe & Lescun village

Fall 2013 Though these photographs are from 3 years ago, I’ve been back to this valley a few times since. It’s currently year 2017. Back in 2013, we happened to join a last minute caravan up to the French Pyreenees one weekend. Some friends of my in-law sibs.. it was HALLOWEEN weekend, I’ll remember forever because my … More The Most Colorful Valley in the French Pyrenees: Vallée Aspe & Lescun village