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Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Mount St. Helens Distance – 15 -16 km / 10 miles (scrambling and route finding skills required) Elevation Gain – 1,421 meters / 4,663 feet Trailhead Location – Gifford Pinchot National Forest Climbers’ Bivouac Logistics – Permit required to hike, parking pass required to park […]

How to be a Travel Planning Maven – Google Maps to the Rescue!

How to be a Travel Planning Maven – Google Maps to the Rescue!

One of the best parts of traveling is all the research before you start the adventure. At least for me. I love the anticipation that comes with planning and excitement of finding out of the way, hidden gems that very few people know about. Guide […]

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge Distance – 13.6 km Elevation – 1029 meters Trailhead – Illecillewaet Campground / 117°29’31″W 51°15’49″N Glacier National Park trail information I love the September long weekend. LOVE. After a full summer of adventure, fun, and more things to do than daylight … and there is […]

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake / Dolomite Pass Distance – 12 km RT / 18 km RT Elevation – 453 meters / 550 meters Trailhead – Highway 93 North, 33 km north of the Lake Louise Junction across from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint. Unfortunately the world has found out about […]

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs 3.0 miles / 4.8 km round trip little to no elevation gain until you are on the slickrock. Perhaps it means I am selfish, but I love having beautiful places all to myself. Places like The Wave are incredibly enticing to […]

Opal Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Opal Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Opal Ridge 8-10 km, 900 meters elevation gain If you’re like me, you love hikes which are off the beaten path and somewhat hard to find (aka no sign or map at the trailhead) because then you have a gem of a hike all to […]

Angel’s Landing {Zion National Park}

Angel’s Landing {Zion National Park}

There are some places in the world that are simply worth returning to time and time again. Zion National Park is a place that you should go to more than once in your life. And I am not the kind of woman who likes to […]

Sea Stack Love — Hiking the Cliffs in the Algarve, Portugal

Sea Stack Love — Hiking the Cliffs in the Algarve, Portugal

I love it when you find yourself at home very, very far away from home. Sometimes you find yourself in a place where your heart is happy, inexplicably so … where you find yourself with an endless smile and your feet want to run everywhere, […]

Shi Shi Beach {Olympic National Park}

Shi Shi Beach {Olympic National Park}

It is always interesting to go places that most people don’t go – there is more that is unspoiled and you aren’t tripping over scads of tourists. There is nothing quite like being pulled upstream into the flow of tourist pouring off a bus and […]

Peregines To The Rescue {Shoe Review}

Peregines To The Rescue {Shoe Review}

Hiking boots … the bane of my existence when it comes to hiking. I get it, a woman needs sturdy shoes while she is traversing the moraine and scrambling up big rocks. And all those rocks, roots and scree are hard on your feet; you […]