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Ok, so this is nothing to do with Kilimanjaro. But the annual trip to Corolla, NC was awesome like usual. Weather was great. I got in a few mad-dogs-and-Englishmen runs in the middle of the day for training, and tried out my new Mojito muddler in the evenings. Made octodogs for lunch the last day […]

Tipping on the mountain?

This may be old stuff to you guys, but I wasn’t clear on how tipping our guides and assorted crew is supposed to work. So I asked Carol at Kiliwarriors for more info. I thought I’d post her reply here, in case anyone else wants to know:

Hi Tricia –

I hope you are […]

And then there were eight

First, all our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Rick Brown, part of our original trek group, who reinjured his knee while training for the trip in Colorado. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Rick through this site. He even found a clock that runs on Swahili time (link is elsewhere on the site, I […]

Senior Coffee

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m getting tired of training and just want to get on with the real hike! After a weekend layoff (had to go into work for a day and also played golf with Dan last weekend) I was back in the mountains today. The weather outlook wasn’t so good […]

20 miles and one blister

Pretty good day yesterday. Took a different approach to Old Rag and combined it with one of the best hikes in the area; White Oak Canyon/Cedar Run Canyon. Was away from the house by 7:15 on Saturday on another great morning. There are a few good things about this drought we’ve been having. This time […]

6 and Counting

6 weekends left before we leave. AWESOME! The Tanzania visa came a couple of weeks ago, I have a doctor appt mid-July to get all the meds and will get the shots about then too. Tricia and George are way ahead of me. I took full doses of Diamox last week and didn’t have more […]

It’s a hike, stupid.

I’ve been doing pretty well on the conditioning for Kili…running, swimming, and a lot of bike riding, which is my favorite. It occurred to me a couple of weeks ago I hadn’t been doing any HIKING. It also occurred to me that there were only 9 weekends left until we leave, so I pulled out […]

Seats: left side of the plane

Just made my seat reservations today. I’m on KLM from Washington DC to Amsterdam 1 Sept and then Amsterdam to JRO. They only let you choose seats 90 days in advance and that was four days ago. I tried for a couple of consecutive days on the website but it didn’t give me a link […]


Hi Jon:

Since it appears you and I will be travelling on our own it’s likely we’ll be tent mates. I too plan on leaving September 1, flying to JRO from Denver via Amsterdam.

The climb is much on my mind, and I’m making a major effort to hike and bike as part […]

Called the embassies this morning

Woke up, took Dan’s car to the shop, and decided to take the day off to take care of a long list of things. This is the last week I’ll have that luxury as we’ll either have won or not won a very large project which I’ll be running, or will be figuring out what […]