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El Camino Del Rey – The Unknown 2nd Half

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Broken Section Of El Camino Del Rey's Second Part
One of a couple missing sections along the lesser known second part of El Camino Del Rey

Recently L. Vincent from New Zealand left a comment on one of the most popular posts on the site, Photos To El Caminito Del Rey. He let me know that I never actually completed the hike, that really I only went about half way. This came as a surprise to me because I've read a lot about El Camino, and spoken to a lot of people about it, but I'd never heard of this second part. I asked him some questions about it and if he had any photos to share, and he was happy to offer. Below are some of the photos I handpicked from his set, as well as his answers to my questions about the trip through the ENTIRE El Camino Del Rey.

Photos From Flight Over The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon River
A branch of the river carving its way through a shoot of the Grand Canyon

A few weeks ago I was flying from to Orange County on an afternoon flight. I had a window seat, so when the pilot announced we were flying over the Grand Canyon as we passed through Arizona, I instantly slammed by window shade open to soak in the views. We were lucky, it was a gorgeous afternoon in Mid-October with nice clear skies, so we had great views. Unfortunately my good camera was in the overhead bin, so I had to take these using my iPhone 4.

Everest Base Camp Trek Journal – Day 1

Start Everest Trek
The start of the Everest Base Camp Trail in Lukla

Sam and I arrived late last night into Kathmandu where we met up with Dan, Andrew, and Mike. We had a 4:30 AM wake up call so that we could make our 6 AM flight to Lukla and start our trek! The flight had gorgeous views but was decidedly one of the sketchiest flights we had ever been on. We got situated in Lukla then started off. We hiked for about 4 1/2 hours with stops for photos and a long lunch. Today was the easy day. Only about 3 hours of actual hiking and a lot of downhill. Our guide is named Bhuwan, and he agreed to let us call him Boo. We also have 3 porters - Jit, Case, and Milar.

Blue Mountains, Just Outside of Sydney

Wentworth Falls, Australia
Wentworth Falls from the viewpoint across the canyon. You can't even see the entire thing!

The Blue Mountains are just a couple hours away from Central Sydney, and worth a visit if you have a few days. There are several tours operating out of Sydney, they cost about $70 aud and provide round trip transport, a guide, tea and cookies. The tour we went on included a boat cruise from Olympic Park Wharf to Circular Quay as well, stopping at Darling Harbor. This was a pleasant surprise as it meant we got a quick overview of Olympic Park also which was pretty cool, and saved me the train ride and time doing it myself.

Kata Tjuta – The Olgas, Australia

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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The Olgas, Australia
The Olgas in the Northern Territory of Australia

Kata Tjuta, otherwise known as The Olgas, are set within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The alternative name given 'the olgas' actually means 'many heads' in traditional Aboriginal language. Kata Tjuta is a rock formation made up of 36 rounded domes. The tallest domes is called mount olga and is 546m, 200m higher than ayres rock. As its set within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park there is an entrance fee of $25 which is a 3 day pass and must be kept with you at all times as you could face fines if checked by the park rangers.

Kings Canyon – Northern Territory, Australia

Thursday, January 6, 2011
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Kings Canyon Australia
Kings Canyon from the edge

Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park in Northern Territory Australia. Although not as popular as some of the other sites in the NT its well worth a visit! Although called kings canyon its actually a gorge 270m height. The walk is only 6km but can take between 3- 5 hours depending on fitness level but even someone whose not in the best shape would still manage it. The 1st half kilometre definitely being the hardest the beginning of the walk known as ' heart attack hill' for its steep incline has an area to stop half way up. once concurred its relatively straight sailing from here with spectacular views of the gorge below and of the surrounding landscape.

Photos & Guide To El Caminito Del Rey, Spain

Sunday, May 23, 2010
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The Path of El Camino Del Rey Cuts Off
The Path of El Camino Del Rey Cuts Off

Some say its the most dangerous hike in the world, El Caminito Del Rey (also known as El Camino Del Rey) is definetely the most thrilling hike I've ever done. The path was originally constructed in 1905 for workers of a hydro eletric dam set up in the cliffs of El Choro. Since then, the path has deteriorated and is now only for the adventurous. The government of Spain allocated 7 million euros for the restoration of El Camino Del Rey in 2006, however its clear that this has not been spent yet.

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