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

The Bend Ale Trail

Ah, Bend. The outdoorsy little town nestled in sweet central Oregon. Its intoxicating vibes and surrounding beauty will have you head over heels the moment you arrive. It is also home to the Bend Ale Trail, what is claimed to be the ‘largest beer trail in the west’. If locals aren’t out exploring the endless … More The Bend Ale Trail

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