Category Archives: Trekking

To the summit of Güllük Dağı, Termessos

Termessos is one of my favorite ruined cities in Turkey.  It has a beautiful setting in the mountains above Antalya.  I’ve been at least five times — only once by bicycle — and have blogged about it before.  This was … Continue reading

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An overnight to Tastaratacağı and Çalbalı

The hardest thing about this one-night backpacking trip with Özgür and Burak was remembering the name of the first peak we summited: Tastaratacağı.  Çalbalı’s a little easier, but maybe that’s because I’ve climbed it before. We drove up to Hisarçandır … Continue reading

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Turkey’s far southeast: Sümbül Dağı, Hakkari

I’ve been putting off writing this blog because my camera went kaput just as we were starting up the mountain so I have no photos of what was the reason to travel to Hakkari: climbing Sümbül Dağı.  Of course, my … Continue reading

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A walk up Tahtalı Dağı in the winter

Tahtalı Dağı (aka Mt. Olimpos) is the most famous of the high mountains near Antalya.  It’s certainly not the highest, but it sits quite near the sea.  The view of the mountain’s 2366m summit from the seaside resort of Çıralı … Continue reading

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Rize: The City of Glacial Lakes

Just a few days after returning to Antalya from this year’s Kaçkar backpacking trip, I came across a book called “Rize: The City of Glacial Lakes”.  The book catalogs 145 glacial lakes in the Province of Rize with a name, … Continue reading

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