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Pretty Big Walk Traverses Ganesh Himal

This was the view from the pass that signalled we had almost completed our traverse of the Ganesh Himal on the Great Himalayan Trail on our Pretty Big Walk. Marian is making a shape with the Langtang Himal making a … Continue reading

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C10. As usual, rain started the moment we hit camp. Water temple nearby for both Hindus & Buddhists. Temple bell rings. Prayer flags release prayers to wind. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=c0c5b41c-abb4-4290-a1fb-476a33ffff8a&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler … Continue reading

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We have our Mackenzie tent. Wished for our winter Thor but thought it was too heavy Weather has broken we hope. much lightning in last week. yes much up & down View the location or send a reply to TA … Continue reading

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L10 After tough climb to pass, rewarded with momentous view of Langtang Himal where we are headed next. Morning sun, nice to dry out after frosty morn. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=ed5e26c3-ab37-4684-9544-999d396a8174&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler … Continue reading

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C9 OMG what a night! Huge electrical snow storm much of the night. Long night pushing snow off tent. Easy down. Sun out. Drying View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=0208b604-7521-4b86-a430-da205c169cf7&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message … Continue reading

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C8 on Pangsang Pass. 3850 m. Raining, hailing, & booming. Glad we climbed well to be tucked in tent rather than still making way. View will be beauty in am View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: … Continue reading

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L8 Roadside dining. Pretty Big Climb today. Up the equivalent of Lukla to Tengboche. So sorry to hear of Lukla tragedy. Thinking of those who lost loved ones View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=15072cf1-cf42-4603-8037-3315d3e7218d&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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C7 Misty wisps of cloud surround fern decorated rhododendrons. Roads r bringing rapid change here. Sounds of cows & chainsaws, kharkas & kitchens Did U walk? View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=1709b9e1-a2e5-41be-982b-e99044ead856&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent … Continue reading

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L7 High perch over Tipling village. Children headed back to school. Clouds building over a warm morning. We pass through as folks wish us “Namaste” We do too View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=d4e0c073-4d13-457f-9462-dd35e55d792e&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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C6 Happy Nepali New Year from Sertung. Kid goats jumping from rock to rock, not onto our tent thankfully. Homes made dry stone View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=ead6abef-75ab-4f99-b5d9-d87a7659b0c1&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: … Continue reading

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L6 view out over three valleys coming together. Evidence of earth folds being pushed up into mtns. Ganesh Mtn reveals its glory. More down now up, up, up!!! View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=73347ead-49df-48f2-a38a-b0f2d32f7646&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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Camp 5 in Lapagoan. Boys playing volleyball, aqueducts delivering water to wheat & potatoes newly growing small up, huge down View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=f0b199f9-2178-452a-bcd0-a30187cae72c&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: Lat 28.167304 Lon … Continue reading

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L5 snow topped mtns pull our gaze up from hundreds of mica dressed stone steps that lead us down, down, down. Blooms beckon View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=5e1d4f56-c104-410a-891b-0641d70d4c5e&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: … Continue reading

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Camp 5 In Kharka w/barking dog clouds creep in on tiny bovine feet Magnolia blossoms cling like doves 2 moss covered branches View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=a63e97e5-8369-4ec2-9c9a-a2b356791e87&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: Lat … Continue reading

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View L4 long down winding stone stair w/ water buffalo. Micro hydro under const. Cicadas sing. Do their ft get sore like ours? View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=020a6b28-8bd5-4e97-896f-90c11565693c&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: … Continue reading

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Camp 3 just sky of goal. Jack hammer mixes with shepherds watching goats. Huge day of up, down & distance. Feet yell. Legs cramp. Spirit soars. GHT again. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=573d087a-1e2c-4472-8f2c-eeabc5fb40d4&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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View from lunch, terraced fields of wheat & corn. Kids curious while adults kind in helping us find our way. Goats passing by. Big up this morn. 1200 m. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=6fa3759b-6fa5-4d79-bbcc-1921ba28cf9b&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.comContinue reading

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Hi from Machakhola. Great hot walk on new road. Life is changing here fast w/ many new roads. Looking across 2 tomorrow’s big up. Today broke us in slowly. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=dbd6654b-39d7-4dde-a992-4927af1ab76b&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.comContinue reading

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Hello from Soti Khola. Setting up camp. The drive had some super muddy parts. The driver was excellent. Ready for a Pretty Big Walk. Day One is in the books. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: … Continue reading

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Heading Off to a Pretty Big Wall

After a quick day of catching up with friends and errands, the expedition bags are packed and we head off in the morning. We tested our expedition comms this morning and all seem to be working well. As long as … Continue reading

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Hello from Kathmandu. After a great night’s sleep, we are off to exchange money, find sims, buy laundry soap, & visit friends. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=fad0a5b6-7daa-4f43-9a93-45b9b26f8c07&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: Lat … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Walk-You’re Invited!

Marian and I are taking a walk. A Pretty Big Walk. We want you to come along in any way you can…walking, rolling, slowly, quickly, running, jumping, singing…any which way that, gets you, or keeps you moving. We’ll be walking, … Continue reading

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