Bike · camping · Mountain Biking · Weekend

My First Bikepacking Trip: Serenity Falls Cabin

I've been working on both my mountain biking and backpacking skills all summer long, and last week I finally got the chance to combine them!  One of my more hardcore outdoorsy friends works on weekends, so months ago we planned to take a backpacking trip during the week so that she could make it.  I… Continue reading My First Bikepacking Trip: Serenity Falls Cabin

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

Bike · Mountain Biking · Weekend

A Birthday Party on Bikes

My 30th birthday is on Friday, and I decided that I needed to celebrate it in a huge way!  My actual birthday is going to be an incredible adventure (which I'll reveal later in this post!) but it will be out of town and my friends really wanted to celebrate with me before I left.… Continue reading A Birthday Party on Bikes

camping · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend

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

BibRave Pro · Bike · Product Review · Weekend

How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

Disclaimer: I received the Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport Active Set 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! Happy belated Earth Day everyone!  I don't think I really paid much attention to this holiday until… Continue reading How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

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

BibRave Pro · HIking · Living in Alaska · Product Review · Weekend · Winter

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!)