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

HIking · National Parks · Travel

Yosemite Day Three: Tuolumne Meadows and the High Sierra

After our amazing hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls in Yosemite Valley, we decided to get out of the valley for our third day in Yosemite National Park.  I'd heard amazing things about Tuolumne Meadows and the High Sierras, so we packed up our day packs and hit the road!  Our first stop was Olmsted… Continue reading Yosemite Day Three: Tuolumne Meadows and the High Sierra

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

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

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

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

BibRave Pro · Living in Alaska · Product Review · Training · Travel · Triathlon · Weekend

GNT Training: Week 7 & Some New Gear

Disclaimer: I received the Zensah Well Rounded Shorts to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (Ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Hi everyone!  Week 7 of Gold Nugget Tri training is complete, which means that I only have one more… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 7 & Some New Gear

Friday Five · HIking · Living in Alaska · Running · Trail Running · Travel

Friday Five: Five Bucket List Items for 2016

Hi everyone!  Today is the last January Friday Five linkup with Cynthia, Courtney, and Mar this year!  The topic is "Free Friday", so I figured I would keep up with the January theme of writing posts about 2016 and share my bucket list for 2016!  These aren't necessarily my goals, mostly because there are so many… Continue reading Friday Five: Five Bucket List Items for 2016