Gravel Camp is an event consisting of a night of camping plus a 50km off-road bike ride in Rubicon, Victoria. It’s put on by Fyxo from Melbourne, and I attended the inaugural offering in March this year. Beaut day for a bike ride. As much as a love a bike ride, my main motivation to take part in Gravel Camp was that it seemed like a good way to get my toes wet in bikepacking. And by “toes wet” I mean I had my bike and I was camping, but I didn’t have to deal with packing part.
Continuing the backlog of photos from the US road trip. If you haven’t seen previous instalments, the best place to view is probably on Flickr, the second best would be to go through this blog in reverse chronological order. Enjoy!
Hands down, Cascade River State Park in Minnesota is the place with the most variety of mushrooms in one place. Observe: View this post on Instagram There’s more. ‘shrooms volume 3. #mushrooms #moremushrooms A post shared by Kelly Dietrich (@borrrring) on Sep 26, 2018 at 1:24pm PDT View this post on Instagram You were warned. ‘shrooms volume 2. #mushrooms #moremushrooms A post shared by Kelly Dietrich (@borrrring) on Sep 26, 2018 at 1:22pm PDT View this post on Instagram Only a gazillion mushrooms on today’s hike.
In May and June this year, we took to South America for a whirlwind tour of five countries: Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. As we’d never been before, the purpose was to get a good taste of South America to find parts we may want to visit again, but in more detail. One of the highlights of the five-week trip was the hiking we did in Peru. We spent two weeks based in Cusco, from where we took two separate back-to-back hiking tours with Mountain Lodges of Peru (very highly recommended!).