Camping, Hot Springs, United States, Wyoming

Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere

"Do I really need my job, and do we really need to go home?" That was the theme of my morning as I struggled to wake up on the final morning of our Bighorn Mountains adventure.  Y'all, I really struggled with getting up on this morning!  Kubo jumped up, started preparing some coffee and sandwiches… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere

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Camping, Hiking, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 3: Porcupine Falls and Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Nothing like fresh mountain air to lure one out of bed on a Saturday morning in the Bighorns!  Kubo and I cooked up some breakfast and coffee, and prepared for the day's adventures.  The previous night we watched headlights switchbacking up the mountain by our campsite, so we figured we needed to check out the… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 3: Porcupine Falls and Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Camping, Hiking, Things, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 2: Shell Falls and Paradise Falls

It rained a lot during the night, but there was a bit of sunshine when we woke up in the morning.  But Kubo and I both had the feeling it wouldn't last, so part way through preparing breakfast we decided to take a break and tear down the tent while it wasn't totally wet.  As… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 2: Shell Falls and Paradise Falls

Camping, Hiking, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 1: Crazy Woman Canyon and West Tensleep Falls

A four day weekend that included me taking a rare single day off of work can only mean one thing... adventure time!!  I didn't want to stick around home while using a precious PTO day, so Kubo and I packed up Fozzy (my beloved Subaru Forester) and hit the road to northern Wyoming and the… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 1: Crazy Woman Canyon and West Tensleep Falls

Europe, Finland

We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Days 4 & 5 – Exploring more of Kotka

Our Saturday morning was slow going, but eventually we dragged ourselves from the hotel room and down to breakfast.  First up was a Kotka city bus tour for the conference participants.  It was in Finnish, but Mika tried to translate for us when possible.  It was a nice drive around, but Kubo and I decided… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Days 4 & 5 – Exploring more of Kotka

Colorado, Microadventures, United States

March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

  Microadventure: National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys, made this his thesis for life. He believed that capitalizing on small, close-to-home adventures was not only fun, but healthy for the explorer in all of us. Or as Alastair says, adventures that are “small and achievable, for normal people with real lives.”  Just get out… Continue reading March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

Microadventures, United States, Wyoming

January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo

What's a microadventure?  A microadventure is a short bit of adventure that is done close to home.  The concept has been popularized by Alastair Humphreys, who frames it around the idea of being "small and achievable, for normal people with real lives" and with sleeping overnight outdoors.  It doesn't require airfare, or long road trips, specialized… Continue reading January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo