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Hiking Kilimanjaro – The Middle

Sept 13-15 Sept 13 – Day 3 of the Trek The next morning, the mountain was still there… We hiked about 6.5 miles across the Shira Caldera to camp 2 (12,000 ft).  I didn’t...

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Hiking Kilimanjaro – The Start

Sept 11-12, 2016 – Trekking Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania Mt. Kilimanjaro is a big ass volcano.  There, I said it. It dwarfs nearby Mt. Meru by more than 4000 ft of elevation, and significantly more...

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Hike Prep Day In Arusha

Sept 10, 2016 Today began with a nice Breakfast on the patio at Lake Duluti Lodge (360 Pano – click & drag the image): As the crew from Proud African Safaris showed up to breif me...

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Getting to Arusha, Tanzania

Sept 8-9, 2016 I spent a lot of time in airplanes and airports… Columbus to Boston to Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro. The flight from Columbus was a small Delta Connect flight.  The plane was cramped, and AC wasn’t...