52 Hike Challenge · HIking · Winter

Just One of Those Hikes

Tonight's hike was just one of those hikes...you know, where technically it was a great hike and you're proud of yourself for doing it, but you also feel like a complete hot mess the whole time. You might remember my post about being an outdoors newbie, and also the fact that I'm climbing Kilimanjaro in… Continue reading Just One of Those Hikes

52 Hike Challenge · HIking · Living in Alaska · Travel · Winter

A Winter Weekend in Sitka

As you probably noticed from my last post, I recently spent a weekend down in Sitka, Alaska on a work trip.  Before my trip I was googling like crazy trying to figure out what to do and where to hike while I was there, and information about visiting in the winter was hard to find. … Continue reading A Winter Weekend in Sitka

52 Hike Challenge · HIking · Living in Alaska · Travel · Winter

My First Solo Summit

I stepped into a thigh-deep hole in the snow just big enough for my foot and paused to catch my breath, looking up a the towering trees around me.  I was the last one up this mountain, and I still had a long way to go.  And I was completely alone. Last weekend I flew… Continue reading My First Solo Summit

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

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

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

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

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

52 Hike Challenge · HIking

Opting Outside

When I was growing up, my family used to LOVE Black Friday at the mall.  We would get up early, rush out to the King of Prussia Mall outside of Philadelphia, and spend all day shopping/waiting in line.  My dad loves getting a good deal, and I loved getting new clothes!  But as I've gotten… Continue reading Opting Outside