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Climbing Pilot Rock in dry conditions can be challenging in itself, but in the snow, it's an entirely different terrain.
Read about the last chapter to the Red Sea/ Egypt/ Jordan adventure: exploring the Wadi Rum desert, staying in a Bedouin camp, floating in the Dead Sea, and more.
There's nothing like exploring ancient desert cities in the midsummer heat. Read about the beautiful vastness of the Lost City of Petra in the next to last chapter of this adventure.
Mahmoud Ebdella, dive master on the Red Sea Aggressor, believes there is a direct correlation between the sea's decreasing marine life and local politics.
From crawling through the Great Pyramid of Khufu to delivering soccer balls to an orphanage in Maadi, the adventure continues in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt was like the Red Sea. Not wet and filled with fish, but in the same sense that the Red Sea was beautiful, and frightening, and vastly different from anything I’d ever seen before, so was Egypt.
There isn't enough time in the world to adjust to the beauty of the Red Sea, but 24 dives and a week on the water is a start. Read about the first week of the trip spent diving with dolphins, sharks, and sea turtles.
From swimmer rapids on the upper Rogue River to class IV rapids on the Northern Umpqua, read about how to learn to white-water kayak in three days.