Los Angeles and the Iconic Route 1 Through Big Sur, California As the Pacific Ocean stretches out in front of you, you’ll pass between the Santa Lucia Mountains with massive redwood trees to one side and frolicking sea lions among the rocky beaches to the other.
Jeff Dai captured this image on October 7, 2016 and wrote: Is it a view of alien world? Actually it’s captured from our planet Earth. Deep in the Himalayas, I made a self-portrait among the serac atop a glacier in Tibet, China.
The hike to the highest mountain on the planet is no easy task and certainly not a day hike. The hikers must bring gear that is light, but very functional. This article compares the gear that hikers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay took in 1953 and the gear Hilaree O'Neill took in 2012. Some gear has changed drastically, like communication systems, while others not so much.