Cape to Cape, WA

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Written by Lucie, photos mostly by Simon. At the start of May 2021, Lucie and Simon B walked the northern half of the Cape to Cape in Western Australia. The trail is a popular and well-signed coastal path in the … Continued

Mid-Waiohine Wild Animals

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Way back in October 2018 we (Lorelei and Jake) went on another wild escapade in the Tararuas. It had been a few months since our last overnighter and we were itching to get out in the mountains. The lovely Nana … Continued

Bivvy Mania in the Tararuas

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Written by Lorelei and Jacob. The SchMcelwees have a few different adventure challenges on the go. One of them is to ‘bag’ all of the huts/bivvies in our local tramping adventure zone, the Tararuas. The Tararuas are pretty cool given … Continued

Colca Canyon, Peru

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Written by Lucie In May 2018, Mark and Lucie did a three-day trek in Colca Canyon. The main options for visiting Colca Canyon are one-day tours, which mostly drive to various sights, and the two- or three-day treks. You can … Continued

Day walks in Ecuador

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Written by Lucie Mark and Lucie did a few day walks in Ecuador in April 2018: two in Otavalo, a small market town to the north of Quito, and one from Quito. Fuya Fuya volcano, Otavalo approximately 2-3km one way, … Continued

Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador

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Written by Lucie The Quilotoa Loop in Ecuador isn’t really a loop (unless you include the bus travel) but it’s a lovely, and very flexible, multi-day walk. The walk can be done north to south – in which the hike … Continued