Time for a road trip? Vista Ridge Sedona in the heart of red rock country is located less than 3 hours north of Phoenix, and 30 miles south of the Flagstaff peaks and perfect for a socially distance getaway. Keyless entry, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, private decks, with a view and luxuriously furnished.
Day 4 of 5: Today was a big decision day. Should we hike up and across Paintbrush Divide or down Cascade Canyon? One supposedly covered in snow drifts with unknown conditions, while the other, although a shorter route, was a heavily trafficked trail filled with day hikers. Decided to postpone the decision, and instead went to Solitude Lake for clarity. The stunningly beautiful lake was covered in melting ice, with snow covered mountains on every side. After running into fellow hikers from Utah who decided to try their hand with the Paintbrush trail, we followed suit and hiked up to 10,800 feet on the south side of the mountain. However to get down to our next camp site at Holly Lake, the path down on the north side of the mountain was too steep and too snowed in for our sense of adventure. After hours of hiking up, we turned back as the sun was setting to find an alternate camp site in the Cascade Canyon. Backtracking led us to an incredible campsite amidst a field of yellow wildflowers, where we had an early evening visitor - an eight point buck. Felt good about our decision to turn around, and lucky to have hiked up to Paintbrush and still see the incredible vistas of the Paintbrush Canyon, Solitude Lake, and Cascade Canyon.
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Located currently in Brazil, Kevin talks about his time in Vietnam, suggesting some great places to visit and how to get to them, then he shares journeys to Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Kevin talks about the current situation in Brazil with Covid 19 and what his future plans are associated with his addiction to both coffee and travel.
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Recently two new mountain gorilla babies were born in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, joining the species’ growing, population of more than 1,000 in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Every birth is a success for the species. Mother Kabagyenyi and father (Silverback) Bweza are looking after their baby in the Nshongi family. The other baby is a new member of the Muyambi family. Previously listed as critically endangered, the mountain gorillas’ status changed to endangered in 2018, marking one of the world’s best conservation success stories. Conservation is driven by tourism, as money generated by permits and park fees helps support efforts to protect the species and its natural habitat.