Activities, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, Silver Falls State Park, United States, Waterfalls

A Presidential Adventure – Part 1: Waterfalls & Movie Rentals

Another three day weekend, another flight to Portland booked! A flight that landed at 12:20am, but a flight nonetheless (even better since it was $80). This rendition of three-day-weekend-PNW-adventures would be centered around backpacking in Crater Lake National Park over President's Day weekend in February - new national park for me, and my first time… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 1: Waterfalls & Movie Rentals

Activities, Colorado, Hiking, United States

Colorado Hiked: Quandary Peak

Nothing exemplifies Type 2 fun than a winter ascent of a 14,000 foot peak! It's been a few years since I've summited a Colorado 14er, and the pain of high altitude is easy to forget. With Eric in town and my friend Marie always down for crazy shenanigans, we plotted a February 13th ascent of… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Quandary Peak

Activities, Colorado, Hiking, United States

Colorado Hiked: Greyrock Mountain

Sometimes the mountain does not have to be 14,000 feet for the hike to be awesome! I mean, that should go without saying... but in Colorado, there is an unofficial obsession with the 14ers that really overshadow other hikes. While I like climbing 14ers (in a form of Type 2 fun once I'm back to… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Greyrock Mountain

Activities, Hiking, Microadventures, United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Hiked: Turtle Rock Loop

This way to adventure! What is an outdoorsy girl to do when its in the low 30's, windy, and spitting snow? Hike, of course! It has been many years since I've done the Turtle Rock Loop at Vedauwoo, a spectacular place in the eastern Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne. I arrived to… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Turtle Rock Loop

Activities, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Things, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Caldera Tales – Day 7: Norris Geyser Basin, Ice Lake, & Little Gibbon Falls

September 12, 2021 Sadly my last full day in Yellowstone was here. To make up for the sunrise dud the day before at West Thumb, I was greeted with a spectacular sunrise as I made my way from my campsite at Canyon towards Norris Geyser Basin in the early morning hours. A peek of what… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 7: Norris Geyser Basin, Ice Lake, & Little Gibbon Falls