Live Updates: Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon 2014

Date: Thursday, October 9th
Location: Thimpu! End of the trail.

Always sad and exciting to end an intense journey like this. We had the opportunity to finish at an ancient monastery and spin the 108 prayer wheels
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Date: Wednesday, October 8
Location: 5 miles from the end of the trail in Thimpu River Valley.

10,000 feet and lots of oxygen.

Wow! Hard to believe this is our last campsite. And what a trip it has been. We walked by the Thimpu Rive
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Date: Tuesday, October 6
Location: Barshong, in the Thimpu River Valley.

12,000 feet. 5 hours hiking.

Everyone is recovering from dealing with altitude and going over the pass. Marcia had a tough 3 days but is fi
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Date: Monday October 6
Location: Elalala Pass

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: Monday October 6
Location: Elalala Pass

Close to 16,000 feet. Sun, wind, clouds, snow.

We made it! Wow, slow, slow, slow. Hard to believe how slow you can walk. Sun came ou
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Date: Sunday, October 5
Location: Crossed Nyaley pass at 15,500 feet

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: Sunday, October 5
Location: Crossed Nyaley pass at 15,500 feet

Sunny start cloudy finish. Some hail after pass. Huddled under rain fly to bring you this broadcast from 15,000. A bit of hail hitting.
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Date: Saturday, October 4
Location: Audio Post

Here is an audio post from the gang. Download or listen
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Date: Saturday, October 4, 3:30 PM.
Location: Jomalahari Base Camp again

Last night was about 22 degrees. Today was about 65 and really lovely. Yesterday it snowed here but that is all melted now. Hike was 4 hours.

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Date: Friday, October 3
Location: 13,200 feet. Jomalahari Base Camp

5 hours walking. Windy, 50 degrees daytime.

Sitting here beneath a bunch of yaks writing this. All are good. A few with some queas
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Date: Thursday, October 2
Location: If we told you the name of this place you would not know it

22 km day, up to 11,500 feet. 11 hours of hiking. Gorgeous sun. Day time 65 nighttime. 40 degrees.

As you can tell from the stats
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Date: Wednesday, October 1, 1 pm
Location: On the trail

4 hour walk today from 8300 to just under 10,000 feet

Yes, after all this travel we begin to trek today. Nice walk on local farm road
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Date: Tuesday, September 30
Location: Paro, Bhutan and Takstang Monastery

That picture probably says more then we can in here. That is Karla and Jaam, our new Bhutanese friend and guide. We are at 10,000 feet after a 2 plu
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Date: Monday, 5 pm, September 29
Location: Paro, Bhutan

Wow! We are here! Amazing! Great flight in. Nice and cool here which a change from sweaty Bangkok. Dan is due in here in the morning, a day late
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Date: Sunday, September 28
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Saturday was a blast. We went to a huge 68 acre market after learning to navigate on the trains. Then we visited the Jim Thomson house. Jim disap
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