• Year in Review | Best of 2017

    Holy wow! Just like that, we are already finished with another year. I’ll have to admit, this one really snuck up on me. I’ve been blessed with a lot this…

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    A Ladies Adventure | Backpacking Pear Lake

    I just realized that I’ve been backpacking for almost 8 years now! It all started with a car-camping trip from hell. One that was complete with crying babies, crowded campsites,…

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    Weekend Trip | Surfing La Push

    In my second life, I’m definitely a surfer. In fact, I think I might have been had my college path not brought me up to the University of Washington. My…

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    Travel | Orcas Island

    Every year David and I do something awesome for our birthdays. His typically involves some sort of spring skiing trip (last year was Whistler, this year was White Pass) and…

  • First Family Vacation | Arizona

    Life has been pretty crazy these days with a 3-month old. While I feel like I’ve settled into the rhythm of taking care of a baby, it certainly isn’t easy,…

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    North Cascades Backpacking | Wing Lake

    This summer’s bookings have been really interesting. While I was super busy in June and July and I’m fully booked in September, August was just a bit slower. This was…

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    A Day in Sedona, Arizona

    This past spring I spent some time visiting my family down in Arizona, which included a fabulous day trip with my sister up to Sedona. It is always interesting to…