Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life



Summer photo log {2019}

For whatever OCD-inspired reason, I feel obligated to post things in order, so even though I just spent a day in the crazy-beautiful Elqui Valley just outside of La Serena, Chile, I shall now subject you to a select few... Continue Reading →

Kilimanjaro tips for success

I've compiled a list of things to know before embarking on a trek to the tippity top of Africa. Some of these I did during my Kilimanjaro trip and was happy about, and some I didn't do and was sad about,... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Park {Kilimanjaro 2018 – Part II}

If you're confused, read Part I of my crazy family Christmas adventure first. And if you're bored of all this trekking, skip ahead to read about our two-day safari. Day 5: Barafu Camp is really cold After going up and... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Park {Kilimanjaro 2018 – Part I}

By park, I mean Kilimanjaro National Park. And by walk, I mean seven-day trek. And by in, I mean to the tippity-top of. So, what I really intend to write about, is: A seven-day trek to the tippity-top of Kilimanjaro... Continue Reading →

A visit to Dragonstone {Spain 2018}

Turns out telescope hardware is built in some beautiful places. For my project in particular (the LSST), the telescope mount assembly, or TMA (i.e. the part of the telescope that tilts and rotates while holding the camera and the mirrors)... Continue Reading →

Mount Whitney by the numbers

We made it to the top!   Total number of hours on the mountain: 18.5 Round-trip mileage: 22 Feet of elevation gain: 6100 Highest elevation, in feet: 14,505 Number of (non life-threatening) self-arrests: 1 Depth of snow I accidentally stepped/fell... Continue Reading →

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