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

Bike · Bucket List · Living in Alaska

A Bike Tour of Anchorage

When I moved into my house last summer, I was super excited about the fact that we now live only one block away from one of the main paved bike trails that goes through Anchorage.  I'm able to bike from my driveway down to the Westchester Lagoon, which is one of my favorite parks in… Continue reading A Bike Tour of Anchorage

Bucket List · camping · Living in Alaska · National Parks

Denali Road Lottery 2017

On Friday I had the super rare opportunity to drive my car into Denali National Park during the Denali Road Lottery!  To visit Denali National Park, people usually have to take a shuttle bus into the park instead of driving their own car.  It's something they do to prevent humans from having too much impact… Continue reading Denali Road Lottery 2017

Bucket List · camping · HIking · Weekend

A Beachy Backpacking Weekend at Caines Head

I just got back from Yosemite, and all I want to do was hike now that we are back in Alaska!  So last week my husband and I checked out the weather down in Seward and discovered that our favorite notoriously rainy town was going to just be cloudy for the weekend.  So we decided… Continue reading A Beachy Backpacking Weekend at Caines Head

Bucket List · HIking · National Parks · Travel

Yosemite Day Four: Exploring Yosemite Valley

For our very last day in Yosemite National Park (Go here, here, and here to read about my first three days!), we decided to spend our final few hours exploring Yosemite Valley on foot.  We decided to follow the paved bike trail that wound through the best attractions and must-see views. It was yet another… Continue reading Yosemite Day Four: Exploring Yosemite Valley

Bucket List · HIking · National Parks · Travel

Yosemite Day Two: Vernal and Nevada Falls Hike

After an epic first day in Yosemite (read all about it here!), we were ready to finally get out for a major hike.  I was honestly worried about my ability to do a hard hike at elevation, but when chatting with some people in line for the showers I learned that the hike up to… Continue reading Yosemite Day Two: Vernal and Nevada Falls Hike

Bucket List · HIking · National Parks · Travel

Yosemite Day One: Birthday Hiking and Valley Sightseeing

I'm back from my epic birthday vacation!  It was hands down the best trip ever, and it was an amazing way to celebrate turning 30! As I mentioned in my last post, I was traveling down to Seattle for a work trip and decided to extend my return ticket so that I could travel around… Continue reading Yosemite Day One: Birthday Hiking and Valley Sightseeing

Bucket List · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend · Winter

A Bucket List Weekend

This weekend was awesome!  I've been making my weekends super lazy lately, so I felt like I was due for some adventures.  It was absolutely freezing this weekend - temps were in the low single digits with serious wind - but I didn't let that stop me! Saturday was the ceremonial start of the Iditarod!… Continue reading A Bucket List Weekend

Bucket List

My 2017 Bucket List

Hi everyone!  We're already almost halfway through January, and one thing I haven't done yet is set goals for 2017.  And honestly, I've kind of been putting this off.  I was interested in what my goals were for 2016, so I went back and read last year's goal post and it made me incredibly sad.  About… Continue reading My 2017 Bucket List