Lena Camping Part 1 – Trip to Nature

Over the first weekend of June, right after the term ended, I went on my first real camping trip.  I've camped twice before but this was a more authentic level of camping that I hadn't experienced yet. The idea first came up a week and a half before the trip was set to begin.  One … Continue reading Lena Camping Part 1 – Trip to Nature

Why Am I Doing This, Again?

The day after I taught my last class of the school year, almost two weeks ago, two of my colleagues and I went off to our local challenge course.  For about a month, there had been talk in our excursions WhatsApp group about going there, and we finally decided that since the three of us … Continue reading Why Am I Doing This, Again?

Hike! Part 2 – Where’s The Ice?

A week after our hike to Kangalasskiy Mis, we set off on our second hike, which was to Tabaginskiy Mis.  This is another cape in the opposite direction overlooking a different part of the Lena River.  This time, I left my down jacket at home and instead wore my rain jacket, which is more durable … Continue reading Hike! Part 2 – Where’s The Ice?

Hike! Part 1 – Down to the River

For two Sundays straight – the first and second ones of this month – I exited the city and went on hikes to the Lena River. On the first of these hikes, we went to Kangalasskiy Mis, which is a cape overlooking one section of the river.  We went with a tour company that arranges … Continue reading Hike! Part 1 – Down to the River