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Gülek to Aladağ: more castles, mountains, and canyons

From Medetsiz it was mostly downhill to the town of Gülek, then mostly uphill to Gülek Kalesi (a castle), the guardhouse for the Cilician Gates.  I arrived in the evening, pitched my tent, and handled the guard duties for one night.

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From sea level to Medetsiz (3524m) (and Tarsus)

It’s one thing to drive to a trailhead and walk up a mountain.  It’s quite another thing, and much more aesthetically pleasing in my opinion, to make your way under your own power to the trailhead and then continue to … Continue reading

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A group bicycle tour from Kayseri to Tarsus

In May Ferda and I decided to join an organized Turkish bicycle tour from Kayseri to Cyprus.  Of course I’ve bicycle toured a lot in Turkey, and I’ve been on group hiking and backpacking and climbing trips, but I had … Continue reading

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