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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Bourgeau Lake and Harvey Pass {Banff National Park}

Bourgeau Lake and Harvey Pass {Banff National Park}

This year is Canada’s 150 year anniversary which means the parks are full, and I mean FULL, of tourists. I love that people are finding out about the amazing places in my backyard, but I also hate it because I am a selfish woman who […]

Cory and Edith Pass {Banff National Park}

Cory and Edith Pass {Banff National Park}

Cory and Edith Pass has been on my list for awhile; from what I could tell it would be worth the climb and then some. A few weeks ago when we were in Kananaskis, it was so hot that wearing a tank top and short […]

Tower and Delicate Arches {Arches National Park}

Tower and Delicate Arches {Arches National Park}

We arrived at Arches National Park mid-morning after running an epic race up slick rock and down the side of a mountain. Moab was a complete zoo due to about 12 events happening in town at the same time and one of them being a […]