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”

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”

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.”

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”

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”

Rogue River: Testing Endurance

We went round and round about this trip. Forty miles in two days along the magnificent Rogue River in Oregon… The last time I completed a long back-to-back trip was on the Eastern Loop on Mt Rainier, and I ended up injured for two months post-adventure. I had struggled with our previous trip on SilverContinue reading “Rogue River: Testing Endurance”

Silver Star Scenic Area

A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to be able to test my technical skills over a mere 6 miles of the extensive Silver Star Scenic Area in southern Washington. Not only trail running skills, but driving skills as well! I’ve seen warnings written in trail reviews before regarding road conditions to the trailContinue reading “Silver Star Scenic Area”

First Half Marathon! … And Maybe My Last!

My last installment was speaking to my love for trail running, how it helps me on so many levels, and that I was curious how I would do in a half marathon I was considering to run in February. Two months later I’ve made time to write about that run, and what I learned fromContinue reading “First Half Marathon! … And Maybe My Last!”