• Mountainous Monday,  Netherlands

    Mountainous Monday: Vaalserberg – Holland’s Highest!

    As found on Wikipedia: “There is no universally accepted definition of a mountain. Elevation, volume, relief, steepness, spacing and continuity have been used as criteria for defining a mountain. In the Oxford English Dictionary a mountain is defined as “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.” When figuring out what our next Mountainous Monday should be about, the best idea seemed our own highest mountain. However, since it’s only 322,7 meters above sealevel (yes, do note the ,7 … a very important 70 centimeters for the Dutch!) we weren’t sure…

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    Mountainous Monday,  Wyoming

    Mountainous Monday: Climbing Mount Washburn

    Climbing Mount Washburn, our experience Upon arrival in Yellowstone National Park the landscape doesn’t look very mountainous. Don’t be fooled however, many peaks are above 3.000 meters which is higher than many famous mountains in The Alps, for example. When in Yellowstone, you will have to climb at least one peak. Simple as that! As we had quite a lack of time (three days in Yellowstone is not nearly enough!) we chose a relatively easy hike, so we ended up climbing Mount Washburn.   This 3.122 meter high mountain is a part of the Washburn Range. It was named after Henry D. Washburn, leader of the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition, exploring the…