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Midnight Sun Backpacking Trip

Wednesday is the summer solstice, AKA the longest day of the year.  I always try to do something fun to celebrate by spending time outside in the sunshine, and when I saw that this weekend was going to be sunny I planned a quick backpacking trip.  The problem was that I already had a hair… Continue reading Midnight Sun Backpacking Trip

HIking · Living in Alaska

Sometimes You Celebrate With A Hike

Last Thursday, June 1st, was my fourth wedding anniversary!  My husband and I have been together for almost 11 years (we met sophomore year of college!) but only tied the knot 4 years ago back in Ridley Creek State Park in Pennsylvania.  The next day we flew up to Alaska for our honeymoon, fell in… Continue reading Sometimes You Celebrate With A Hike

camping · Living in Alaska · Travel · Weekend · Winter

My First Solo Camping Trip

I've always been into camping ever since I was a little girl.  My dad and I spent years going to World's End State Park in Pennsylvania and camping together on a summer or fall weekend, and it's something that helped me fall in love with the outdoors. My husband isn't as big on camping as I… Continue reading My First Solo Camping Trip

Bike · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend · Winter

Trying (and Failing At) Some Things

This weekend was a perfect spring weekend in Alaska. The sun was up longer than it was down, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the temperatures were in the 30s. It was the perfect weekend to get outside!  On Saturday I planned on laying around and being lazy, but my friend wanted to… Continue reading Trying (and Failing At) Some Things

HIking · Living in Alaska · Travel · Weekend · Winter

A Perfect Winter Backpacking Trip

I know that it's officially spring now, but it's definitely not spring here in Alaska.  I mean, we're getting tons of sunlight (over 12 hours a day now!) and it's what Alaskans would consider warm (above freezing) pretty consistently, but there's still a lot of snow on the ground.  However, that snow makes for perfect… Continue reading A Perfect Winter Backpacking Trip

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

Living in Alaska · Travel

My First Trip To Juneau

Last week started out with a huge bucket list item getting checked off my list:  I went to Juneau!  I've wanted to go to Alaska's capital city ever since I moved here, but it's not exactly easy to get to.  You either have to take an expensive flight, or you can drive to another coastal… Continue reading My First Trip To Juneau

HIking · Living in Alaska · Winter

Here Comes The Sun

Hi everyone!  February in Alaska is officially here, and I'm kind of in love with this month. We've got lots of snow on the ground (which is groomed for perfect ski and fat bike conditions), the weather is cold but not below zero, and the days are getting longer.  We've got about 8 hours of… Continue reading Here Comes The Sun

HIking · Living in Alaska · Winter

Winter Backpacking 101

Hi everyone!  If you read my last post, you'll know that I went backpacking this past weekend to a cabin along Nancy Lake.  Yep, I went backpacking in January in Alaska!  And here's another fun fact:  it was my very first backpacking trip!  To say I was nervous is an understatement.  I spent so much… Continue reading Winter Backpacking 101

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Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)

Hi everyone!  Happy 2017!  It feels weird thinking that December is over.  We're now in the long, dark part of the winter, and I remember feeling really depressed and miserable during this part of my first winter here in Alaska.  Ever since then, I've tried to look for ways to stay active and adventurous during… Continue reading Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)