John Muir Trail Packing List

Since I was 14 I have been on countless backpacking, camping, and hiking trips.  I thought I was educated on gear and how to pack, but this last trip completely changed the way I view my gear and pack. I learned so much more on my time on the John Muir Trail than any other [...]

My introduction to the Wilderness

When I was 14 years old my dad and I were in therapy because we couldn't communicate and we weren't getting along. When I tell a lot of people this they say... Well that's normal, you were a teen girl. Yeah well, my dad wanted us to get along, he wanted us to be friends, [...]

Explore Glacier National Park

Glacier is a place with so many activities, gorgeous views around LITERALLY every corner, and more wildlife than you can imagine.  Exploring this park left me full of so many surprises and stories.

Guide to Yosemite National Park

It is a place of peace, chaos, environmental battles, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, valleys, and now it is viewed as a place of such grand beauty, that everyone wants to experience it. 

Explore the North Cascades National Park, WA

The North Cascades National Park is 93% wilderness... It is honestly hard to imagine in today's world, a place that is 93% wild, natural, rugged, and just freaking gorgeous. Check out this post to see why YOU need to visit this park.

Coyote Buttes North – The Wave, AZ

"Who could ever be the same after seeing a place like this." This was said to me by a fellow hiker, a stranger, a soul; we didn't know each other, but we both knew we were experiencing a once in a lifetime moment.

Top 5 Hikes in the Valley of Fire State Park

Being a short drive from Las Vegas, this park is a great day trip to escape the city or an addition to a western road trip!

24 Hours in Congaree National Park

Congaree National park is ~27,000 acres of gorgeous old growth bottomland hardwood forest, and is the largest one left of it's kind in southeastern America.  This area is so unique due to the forest type, the expansive canopy height, and the river floodplain ecosystem. It is a gift that it still exists, thanks to the protection for the park created in 1976. 

Guide to Olympic National Park

Just a quick ~2 hour drive from Seattle is this magical oasis. Olympic National Park is filled with surprises, due to it's constantly evolving scenery found around every corner. From lush green rainforests and cascading mountains, to peaceful beaches and various wildlife; this park definitely gives a well rounded experience. This guide below is separated [...]

Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park – Winter

Check this post out for things to do in the Rocky Mountain National Park, located in Colorado. This is focused on snowy seasons and how to prepare for this type of winter trip!