Around the corner - eine hour drive - from Palm Spring is Joshua Tree National Park. Famous for it's twisted trees, which are in fact not trees but weird looking palm trees (Yucca), and for it's giant rock formations, including skeleton rock. Located along San Andreas fault. We hiked in the sun and drive through … Continue reading Joshua trees and giant rocks
Laguna Quilotoa is a volcanic crater lake at 3.800 m, located within the active volcano Quilotoa, last major eruption over 850 years ago. We hopped on a truck at 9 am in the morning: a 45 min drive to Quilotoa. There we started our hike around the crater rim. And of course we happened to … Continue reading Day hike to Laguna Quilotoa
I'm amazed by Canyon's. Most of the time they are very well hidden, carved into the rocks by strong natural forces, very steep or less steep, with high plateaus or without. This one here is certainly not as impressive as the Colca Canyon that I hiked in Peru, yet it was still worth a hike. … Continue reading Four hour hike in Toachi Canyon
A steep climb up to the ridge (approx. at 3.600m) of the mountains behind The Black Sheep Inn - but worth it, since it presents another amazing view of the surrounding area. We had lots of wind on our hike,especially on the top, a dramatic sky and perfect views!
A short, approx. 2-hour hike starting directly from Black Sheep Inn, lead me down into a canyon, along the canyon - including sheep's on the way - up through a tiny rock chasm, and... I was rewarded with a steep view down into the canyon on the other side. Walking along the path is nothing … Continue reading Hiking the “Skywalk”