52 Hike Challenge · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend

Going to the Mountains is Going Home

It's been a little bit since I've posted on here.  Unfortunately, it's because I just spent that last few weeks dealing with a family emergency.  Everything is fine now, but my dad was in the hospital dealing with a serious medical issue and I had to fly home to Philly to be there with him… Continue reading Going to the Mountains is Going Home

HIking · Living in Alaska · Winter

Five Reasons Why You Need To Take A Sunset Hike ASAP

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice that almost all of the pictures I've posted recently have a sunset glow going on.  The sun is almost perpetually rising or setting during the winter in Alaska, so there's basically no way around a sunset hike whenever I'm outside.  But even if the sun wasn't always… Continue reading Five Reasons Why You Need To Take A Sunset Hike ASAP

52 Hike Challenge · HIking · Living in Alaska

How To Find Your Next Hike

I know a lot of people are making hiking-based resolutions right now and starting the 52 Hike Challenge for 2018.  And I am so excited to hear that so many people are getting out and hitting the trails!  But the first step in going for a hike is choosing where you're going to go.  That… Continue reading How To Find Your Next Hike

Kilimanjaro · Living in Alaska

2018: The Year of Adventure

Every year for the past few years I've been choosing one word in January that I live by throughout the entire year.  I find myself constantly referring back to that word as I have to make decisions and come up with plans.  In 2015, my word was "Embrace".  I chose it because it was my… Continue reading 2018: The Year of Adventure

52 Hike Challenge · Bucket List · HIking · Living in Alaska

My 2018 Bucket List

It's officially 2018, and I'm back up here in Alaska after a fun week home with my family.  I ended up getting stuck there a few extra days due to the crazy cold weather, but I didn't even mind.  It was great to visit my family and friends that I haven't seen in two years!… Continue reading My 2018 Bucket List

camping · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend · Winter

A Holiday Weekend Up North

This long weekend was filled with reasons to celebrate:  Saturday was my husband's birthday, Sunday was Christmas Eve, and Monday was Christmas.  And the best way to celebrate in Alaska is to head outdoors!  For my husband's birthday, we decided to rent a public use cabin for the night up at Nancy Lake and invited… Continue reading A Holiday Weekend Up North

52 Hike Challenge · Bike · Bucket List · HIking · Mountain Biking

A Look Back at 2017

It's the middle of December, and I can't believe it's already time to take a look back at my year!  2017 might have been a pretty crappy year for a lot of people.  But when I scrolled through my blog posts over the past year, I realized that 2017 was a pretty big year for… Continue reading A Look Back at 2017

HIking

My Favorite Hiking Partner

I've got the best hiking partner ever.  You may have seen him in some of my pictures:  he's cute, has dark hair, can run fast, and has four legs... This is Ridley, AKA my favorite hiking partner!  He has seemingly endless energy and a true love for rock scrambling, snow, playing fetch, and running.  I… Continue reading My Favorite Hiking Partner

Living in Alaska · Winter

December in Alaska

It's 2:30 pm on a Saturday in December, and I'm squinting out the windows, trying to find the Chugach mountains that are usually visible from my backyard.  They're hidden behind a wall of ice fog that has engulfed the entire city of Anchorage and has hidden the sun from view.  Which honestly doesn't matter, because… Continue reading December in Alaska

52 Hike Challenge · Bucket List · HIking

Finishing the 52 Hike Challenge 2017

On November 7, I hiked my 52nd hike of 2017.  As I stood on the top of Mt. Baldy under the northern lights, looking down on the city lights far below me, I felt like I had accomplished the impossible. When I signed up for the 52 Hike Challenge last year, literally everyone told me… Continue reading Finishing the 52 Hike Challenge 2017