Issue 148: Rwenzori

Plus: Morning Glory Clouds, a unique stay near Zion, and more.

 

ISSUE 148

 

 

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Hey Explorer,

This is Adventure Fix, the newsletter that helps you discover extraordinary journeys and experiences across the globe.

Here’s what we've got for you today:

  • Stays: Under Canvas Zion

  • Hiking Routes: Mountains of the Moon trek

  • Natural Wonders: Morning Glory Clouds

 

 

STAYS

Under Canvas Zion

Photo: Under Canvas Zion

Surrounded by sandstone cliffs, majestic red rock, and wide-open desert skies, Under Canvas Zion is a haven of natural beauty and solitude in the American Southwest.

Their beautiful glamping tents can fit two to six people and are perfect for the entire family. Sleep under the stars without giving up those precious creature comforts, the tents have ensuite bathrooms and plush bedding.  

Located just 20 miles from the South entrance to Zion National Park in Virgin, Under Canvas Zion is the perfect place if you’re looking for a unique and luxurious stay.

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TOGETHER WITH MONK MANUAL

Set and achieve goals that truly matter

Do you ever feel like the clarity and inspiration you gain from an adventure disappear as soon as you return to the chaos of daily life? Between endless to-do lists and constant distractions, it's easy to lose focus and feel uncertain about the impact of your efforts.

You’re not alone. The good news is Life Atlas is here to help. It’s a proven, step-by-step process for setting visions and goals that align with your deeper sense of purpose.

If you’re feeling stuck, Life Atlas will give you the tools to direct your energy and creativity around your most meaningful work.

Best of all, with Life Atlas, you can set your own pace for the course training. Whether you prefer a 2-day intensive sprint or a more gradual 2-week journey, the program can be tailored to fit your needs.

Ready to stop letting life pass you by? Order Life Atlas today.

 

 

HIKING

Rwenzori: Mountains of the Moon Trek

When travelers think of a great African hike, Mt. Kilimanjaro comes to mind. But let’s expand our horizons and look beyond the obvious.

In the western corner of Uganda lies a landscape that seamlessly blends grassland, montane forest, rugged peaks, and glistening glaciers, all stacked in layers defined by altitude.

In the Rwenzori Mountains lies a world-class hiking destination awaiting discovery. It’s the highest mountain range in Africa and home to the continent's third-highest peak, Mount Stanley, soaring to an impressive 16,761 feet (5,109 meters) above sea level.

Trekkers can reach the summit of Mount Stanley, known as Margarita Peak in 8 very full days of hiking. You’ll walk through the tropical rainforest, past waterfalls until you reach the high alpine environment. Standing on a glacier you’ll get incredible views of Africa below you.

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NATURAL WONDERS

Morning Glory Clouds

Photo: Al Sim – GOSOARING

Between September and November, above Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria, you can see one of the world’s rarest and most spectacular cloud formations.

Known as the Morning Glory, this unique phenomenon manifests as a long, tube-shaped cloud stretching across the sky for up to 62 miles (100km).

Typically occurring in the morning, towards the end of the region’s dry season, the Morning Glory often signals the arrival of thunderstorms.

This mesmerizing spectacle draws the attention of photographers and glider pilots alike, with the latter skillfully navigating the wave's powerful updrafts.

The most popular place for cloud-spotting is the tiny, isolated outback town of Burketown, in Queensland.

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RESOURCES

Best Cameras to Take on a Safari

When it comes to capturing great photos on safari, your phone just won’t cut it. To get high-quality images of those special moments out on the Savannah, you’ll need the right camera for the job.

With so many options, choosing the best photo gear can be overwhelming. That’s why we put together a guide to help you find the best camera to take on safari.

 

 

QUICK FIX

Nature: Why do bees buzz in sync?

Big Animals: Underwater Fin whale encounter in Norway.

Trip: Climb and sail in the middle of the Mediterranean.

 

 

THE COMPASS

Where in the World

Wanna flex your adventure geography skills? Guess where this pic was snapped!

Stumped? No worries. The answer is at the end of this email.

 

 

COMMUNITY

Summit Adventure Travel Online Community

Have you ever thought it would be cool if a Facebook of adventure travel existed?

Well, it does! Summit is an online platform that connects you to adventure travelers from around the globe.

It’s designed for Adventure Fix readers to get more out of this newsletter and meet like-minded people who understand the urge to explore.

To make Summit better, let us know what you’d like to get out of this community by replying here »

If you’re not a member yet, it’s free to join.

 

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

Walt Whitman

 

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Until next time…

Keep exploring,

-Amanda

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