My Top Ten Non-Extreme Travel List

Visit Pushkar, India just before the camel festivaltopten3

Take a Taxi or bus ride from Manali to Ladak India and save some time to trek

Harvest Moon Festival at Tikse Gompa in Ladak.

Harvest Moon Festival at Tikse Gompa in Ladak.

 

Raft or kayak the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ski or hike the Haute Route in Europe

Go on an African Safari

Waiting for food

Waiting for food

King of the Masai Mara

King of the Masai Mara

Hippo in Kenya

Hippo in Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visit the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Visit Machu Picchu, hike the Inca trail, & climb a mountain. topten7

Hike in an Araocaria forest in the Lake district of Chile, and explore some of the many rivers and mountains.

Walking through a majestic Arocaria forest while climbing Callaqui. Kevin Padden photo.

Walking through a majestic Arocaria forest while climbing Callaqui. Kevin Padden photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Footed Boobies in Galapagos, Equador,
Blue Footed Boobies in Galapagos, Equador,

 

Take a boat trip in the Galapagos Islands

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

How Kayaking Ruined my Climbing Career

Glenn Rink rapping off of Snoopies Nose after the first ascent. He forced me to put my name on the waiting list after this trip.

Lava Falls at 75,000 CFS

Mr. Mattson: You are currently number 814 on the waiting list for a private permit to float the Grand Canyon. You may apply as early as next year, but if you wait one year your chances of getting a preferred date will be much better.

“Wow! Maybe I should start kayaking.”  My mind was buzzing with new ideas, as I walked away from the Aspen post office.  I spotted a garage sale a few weeks later, and traded an old pair of skis for an old kayak, and the needed accessories.  I had a small Sears Raft, and managed to talk some friends into a maiden voyage down a class II section of the Roaring Fork river.

Captain Gundy performs a wedding ceremony on his homemade raft at Vacey’s Paradise.

 

 

 

The new craft was an instant hit. The boat was quite stable and could be maneuvered very easily. I was cruising upright around the rocks instead of bouncing upside down over them, and the cold water splashing on my face was very refreshing.

We stopped for lunch on an empty beach with a fabulous view of Mount Sopris, and I felt like I had entered a hidden paradise in my own backyard.

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