Preparing for the Storms | Van Life Safety

Living this lifestyle I get asked a lot about safety. Especially as a solo female traveler. Sadly, most of the questions I get are with regards to my safety from other humans. I do take precautions there, but that’s not what I’m going to focus on with this post. The other day I was onContinue reading “Preparing for the Storms | Van Life Safety”

Broken Dreams brought me here

I’ve had a lot of adversity in my life. More than some, much less than others. But without adversity, I know I wouldn’t be where I’m at today, Today I am happy, strong, courageous, curious, thankful, welcoming, empathetic, and even selfish. Yes, I have my insecurities, my bad days, my doubts… I’m still human, andContinue reading “Broken Dreams brought me here”

Why Trail Running? Because.

Because comes from the Middle English: from the phrase by cause, influenced by Old French par cause de ‘by reason of’ Why? This seems to be the quintessential question we all get asked… Every ultra-trail runner has heard it. Why trail run? Aren’t you afraid of tripping? Ultra what? Why go so far? Why wouldContinue reading “Why Trail Running? Because.”

The Tour I Didn’t Know I Joined

I’ve been wanting to write this for years to share my story, and maybe show some insight to certain people that chose to read in to my photos as something they are not. Woman Empowerment is the true story here, but sadly a lot of responses turn into harassment on many levels. As a singleContinue reading “The Tour I Didn’t Know I Joined”

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”