Hiatus

When I started van life I had aspirations of doing much more writing than I have been. I also thought it would be fun to document all of my travels on video and share them with my friends and family and even strangers who are just curious about the lifestyle. I discovered very quickly thatContinue reading “Hiatus”

Sierra’s Traverse Through 2017

A Year Behind or a Year Ahead? Two years ago was full of life changes. Not just the typical “I met someone new” or “I lost some weight” type of changes. 2016 for me was pivotal in so may ways. I could say I finally found myself, after I thought I already had. Then alongContinue reading “Sierra’s Traverse Through 2017”

The Grand Loop – Olympic National Park

Labor Day weekend seemed to be the last opportunity we had for a “big” trip this summer.  The weather forecast was promising, so we went ahead and decided to trek the long-awaited Grand Pass Loop in Olympic National Park. This would be 46 miles and 12,600 feet of elevation gain over three days and twoContinue reading “The Grand Loop – Olympic National Park”

Grand Park “Backdoor” Loop

This “backdoor” loop into and through Mt Rainier National Park had been on our radar for a while. Multiple attempts to follow through with the plan ended with bad weather, not enough time, or our friend that wanted to do this with us not being available the same day we were. Finally schedules, weather, andContinue reading “Grand Park “Backdoor” Loop”

Kautz/Wonderland/Ramparts Loop

There are endless loops in Mt Rainier National Park that will allow you some challenging day runs/treks and boast fabulous views. This 13.5 mile loop doesn’t warrant a long entry, but is certainly worth mentioning, and showing off a few photos of the lovely views that pop up here and there! The best route toContinue reading “Kautz/Wonderland/Ramparts Loop”

Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park

We had two adventures planned for our week-long stay in Alberta. I don’t think we realized how much the Rockwall would take out of us. Our next traverse was through Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park and in Banff National Park with more long days and multiple passes to climb. The weather was starting to look sketchy.Continue reading “Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park”

The Rockwall Traverse

When I was first told about the Rockwall traverse in Kootenay National Park (Alberta, Canada), it really didn’t register how incredible this trek would be. I’m always up for adventure, so I was just excited for the invite and figured I’d do some research as we got closer to the date. Soon I found outContinue reading “The Rockwall Traverse”

Earl Peak and Navaho Pass

Once again, we had multiple options for this day’s excursion. We had high hopes for a scenic loop in Mt Rainier National Park, but the weather seemed sketchy and we weren’t in the mood for the early morning rise that was needed to ensure we would have the time needed for the drive to andContinue reading “Earl Peak and Navaho Pass”

French Ridge – Testing Bushwhacking Skills

It seems that the more you change your plans the harder something is to plan… go figure… but in the end it always seems to work out! This traverse had been re-planned probably three times before we finally just walked into the Ranger Station in Leavenworth and started asking about trail conditions. We saw aContinue reading “French Ridge – Testing Bushwhacking Skills”

Herman Creek to Eagle Creek via the PCT

The Columbia River Gorge is breathtaking any way you look at it. I am lucky enough to live within a half day’s drive to Oregon, so exploration of endless loops and treks in the area are at my fingertips. Eagle Creek is one of the most popular hikes in the Gorge, rightfully so. Last yearContinue reading “Herman Creek to Eagle Creek via the PCT”