Activities, Camping, Colorado, Curecanti National Recreation Area, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 1 – It was all in Colorado, but still amazing!

Day 1 - March 26, 2022 My travel bucket list has included a tour of Utah's national parks and monuments for quite awhile now. I even had a map listed on my page on this blog for future trips & dreaming, but I hadn't quite made the trip work out in the scheme of all… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 1 – It was all in Colorado, but still amazing!

United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Explored: National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

You have died from dysentery. I've always been obsessed with the Oregon Trail, growing up in Wyoming and spending hours of my elementary school years playing on the game on those gigantic floppy discs. In fact, I credit my microbiology degree choice to the Oregon Trail game, as I was an overly curious (if not… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Camping, Oregon, United States

A Presidential Adventure – Part 3: Oregon Coast

I can't remember how we arrived at the conclusion, but Dave, Eric, and I decided the best way to get me back to Portland for my flight the next day would be driving up the coast. Being landlocked in Wyoming and all, I couldn't turn down a chance to see the ocean so a plan… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 3: Oregon Coast

Activities, Backpacking, Camping, Crater Lake National Park, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States

A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park

Waking up in a lava field is always exciting stuff around me, as I'll make sure everyone knows how excited I am to be in a lava field! I mean, I was near the Newberry shield volcano, which is purported to be the largest volcano in the Cascades at twenty miles across, and it was… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park

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