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

Hoh River Trail

Backpacking the Hoh River Trail was my first real backpacking trip and I absolutely loved it! Hoh River Trail is located in Washington’s Olympic National Park and can be easily accessed via the 101. A permit is required if you want to camp overnight on this trail – they are easily obtainable at the ranger’s station … More Hoh River Trail

Proxy Falls

My first visit to Proxy Falls was over a year ago and I loved it so much, that I had to come back! Proxy Falls trail is located in Willamette National Forest and is a great detour to make when leaving Bend. From Bend to the trailhead, we took the scenic route of Highway 242 and passed several awesome … More Proxy Falls