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Tag: National Parks

Perito Moreno Glacier

Today was all about big chunks of ice. Ninety-seven square miles of ice, named the Perito Moreno Glacier to be exact. Perito Moreno Glacier is a short drive away from El Calafate, Argentina inside Los Glaciares National Park. The really cool thing about this glacier is that it is advancing, or getting bigger, while most of the worlds’ glaciers are rapidly shrinking. Perito Moreno Glacier can be viewed by boat or by hiking about a mile (roundtrip) to the viewing platforms. I opted to hike the longer hike at about 2 miles in total. It is quite easy (especially in Read More

Saguaro National Park in a day

Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona is a cacti wonderland made for hikers, bikers, and runners. The two separate sections of Saguaro National Park include hiking trails which weave their way around the cacti and paved roads are perfect for marathon trainers and pleasure bicyclists. This is how you do Saguaro National Park in a day- pack a picnic and your hiking boot for an active adventure among the many different types of cacti. Tucson is an easy 2 hour drive from Phoenix and is worth a day or two if you can spare it.  BC and I made the trip Read More