Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Trail – Explore Bend

Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park is one of my favorite winter hikes! Smith Rock is located in Terrebonne, Oregon (30 minutes north of Bend) and it is a great spot to enjoy some sunshine along with stunning scenic views. Smith Rock offers a number of outdoor adventures, but today’s post focuses on … More Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Trail – Explore Bend

Explore Utah – Queens Garden + Wall Street Loop Hike, Bryce Canyon National Park

We took a quick trip to Bryce Canyon National Park and searched for a hike that was kid-friendly while offering stunning views. The Queens Garden + Wall Street Loop fit the bill! Breathtaking views unfolded before us around every turn. The trail starts with the Queens Garden as you drop into the canyon. You’ll enjoy … More Explore Utah – Queens Garden + Wall Street Loop Hike, Bryce Canyon National Park

Explore Utah – Top Family Activities in Capitol Reef National Park

This past summer, we took a road trip with the kids and explored all over Utah. We took two days exploring Capitol Reef National Park and had a great time! It is extremely family-friendly and offers a lot of activities that all ages can enjoy. Here are our favorites! Hickman Bridge Beat the heat and … More Explore Utah – Top Family Activities in Capitol Reef National Park

Top 6 Kid Friendly Activities For a Day In Rocky Mountain National Park

1. Explore the charming Estes Park Nestled right outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a gorgeous city with a lot to offer – hiking, biking, rock climbing, horse back riding, and so much more! Wether you are starting your day off with brunch at Claire’s before checking out the local shops or … More Top 6 Kid Friendly Activities For a Day In Rocky Mountain National Park

How to Get the Most Out of Your 2017 [With Less]

Inhale. Exhale. I stood in awe amongst the vastness of white from last night’s storm that had blanketed the towering trees in a powdery snow cover. Not often enough do I truly feel disconnected from the outside world. And that’s when the idea pops into my mind – I could totally see myself living here. Taking things to … More How to Get the Most Out of Your 2017 [With Less]

The Winners and Losers of My Gear List

You realize just how critical gear selection becomes when you spend a week’s time out in the wilderness and you rely solely on the choices you have made in your pack. Luckily, I already had a general idea of my personal preferences [everyone is different!] and weeded out the unwanted on my “test drive” in Washington. I highly … More The Winners and Losers of My Gear List