Girls Hike Too

SKIPPING THE INCA TRAIL

We couldn’t come to Peru and skip Machu Picchu, but we're skipping the crowded Inca Trail. We've found an alternate route boasting fewer trekkers, more Quechua culture, and unencumbered vistas of peaks, glaciers, and rivers: the Lares Valley Trek. We've chosen this...

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Not One Oasis

Here's a moody moment from my trek around the world that didn't make it into my memoir, "They Only Eat Their Husbands." It's a reminder that solo travel is sometimes romantic, often lonely, but always stirring. This one takes place in America. It is a story of sand...

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Indian Summer at Indian Peaks

At this twilight hour, I don’t expect an hour of stop-and-go traffic to block my escape from the city. When did everyone decide to head to work at 6:45 a.m.? By the time I hit the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, I’m running late for my climactic hike of the season. But...

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A View to Longs Peak

As Dale’s ancient Acura threads the rock-bulging, water-split canyon of Highway 7, Longs Peak and Mount Meeker command our attention. Together, they're a two-headed, snow-wrinkled king who dwarfs his surrounding Rocky Mountain courtiers. Longs (14,255 feet) is the...

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About Cara

Cara Lopez LeeCara Lopez Lee is the author of They Only Eat Their Husbands. She’s a winner of The Moth StorySLAM and performs in many storytelling shows, including Unheard L.A., and Strong Words. Her writing appears in such publications as Los Angeles Times, Manifest-Station, and Writing for Peace. She’s a traveler, swing dancer, and baker of pies. Cara and her husband live in the beach-town of Ventura, California, where they enjoy tending their Certified Wildlife Habitat full of birds.
Cara Lopez Lee

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