This year I went on Pacific Crest Trail again, starting from Mexican border. Due to minor injury that sidelined me for 2 month (do not worry, while I was recovering, a fun photography job in Italy opened up!) and lots of smoke from fires everywhere in the mountains, I called it quits after 800 miles. So with 200 miles that I hiked in Nepal in January, my total wilderness mileage for the year is 1000 miles.
Sometimes you have to be lucky. This is how I felt when my long time client called me and asked to accompany her to Italy and photograph her. Below are some of her favorite photos.
In January of this year I spent 5 weeks traveling/hiking in Nepal: 2 weeks hiking to Everest Base Camp, 5 days hiking in Chitwan National Park and 8 days hiking in Annapurna Mountains. The rest of the time I spent exploring Kathmandu. Here are few photos from my adventures.
On the way to Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest in the background
Namche, the sherpa capital of the world.
Amu Dabla Mountain
The base camp is at the lower left corner.
I am above base camp.
Lulka, the most dangerous airport in the world.
Ever since I finished the John Muir Trail two years ago, I was dreaming of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Well, I just finished 1500 mile walk, starting at Mexican border and finishing at Southern Washington border at the Bridge of the Gods (I had to skip High Sierra section due to extremely dangerous river crossings). The reason I had to stop at the Bridge of gods is because I have to photograph a wedding in two weeks. As always, photography is very important to me. So I carried 7 pounds of camera equipment on this walk. To anyone who does backpacking, it is obviously very heavy luxury item. To me, it was a necessity. Here are just a few photographs from my trip:
Last month I went on my lifetime dream vacation: backpacking in Patagonia! Combining my love for photography with my passion for backpacking!
The hardest part of the trip was getting there. I left my house to go to the airport Monday morning but did not start my tracking until Thursday morning.
Since I am much better photographer than a writer, I will let my photos tell a story about the trip.