One of my favorite ways to get outdoors in Alaska is by staying at public use cabins. I’m not sure exactly when I discovered public use cabins (PUCs) in Alaska. I’m sure I was a new transplant to Alaska, trying to figure out all the cool secrets for getting outdoors and visiting new areas. I … More How to Book a Public Use Cabin for the Perfect Getaway!
I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad time on the Lost Lake Trail down in Seward, AK. This 15 mile point-to-point trail takes you from the Primrose Campground all the way to a trailhead in Seward. You travel up through a fairy forest, cross 5 miles of rolling hills covered in tiny hidden lakes, … More A Snowy Backpacking Trip to the Dale Clemens Cabin
Backpacking has always been one of my favorite ways to spend time outdoors! I love the feeling of carrying everything I need on my back into the wilderness, setting up camp in a gorgeous location, and getting to spend a night far away from other people and responsibilities. So when I became a mom, I … More How to Pack for Backpacking with a Toddler
Whenever someone asks me my favorite trail, I usually say it’s a tie between Lost Lake and Portage Pass. Ever since hiking to the top of Portage Pass 7 years ago during my first summer in Alaska I’ve been absolutely hooked on this hike. It’s relatively easy (only one mile to the top of the … More A Bucket List Backpacking Trip to Portage Lake
There’s a lot of great hikes in Girdwood, but one of the best is the Crow Pass Trail. This trail is 23 miles long and runs from the town of Girdwood to Eagle River Nature Center. I’ve never done the full trail, but I’ve heard from many people that the first 4 miles from Girdwood … More Backpacking to Crow Pass Cabin (With Kids!)
Before having Elliott my favorite thing to do every summer was plan a good backpacking trip. I loved packing up my gear, hiking into the middle of nowhere, and setting up camp in a gorgeous location that couldn’t be reached by car. I also loved doing it with really awesome friends and having an entire … More A Long Weekend on Grace Ridge
Hi everyone! I can’t even believe this, but somehow an entire year has passed since my last blog post! And I’ve missed blogging so much! Although I didn’t exactly have a ton of time for it, since I was kinda busy dealing with something else… For most of 2019 I was pregnant! If you ready … More It’s Been A Wild Year!
There are lots of epic backpacking trips in Alaska, and I’ve got them all on my bucket list. But there’s one that tops my list (and apparently the list of many other backpackers): Kesugi Ridge in Denali State Park. This trail is about 30 miles long and travels from Little Coal Creek to Byers Lake. … More 2 Days of Backpacking on Kesugi Ridge
We had a 3 day weekend for Labor Day, so we took some time looking up the weather forecast for a few different places in Alaska to see where we could take a short trip. For the past few years I’ve been looking at the forecast in McCarthy over Labor Day weekend and it has … More A Long Weekend in McCarthy
I’m finally back from my big 3 week trip to Tanzania! It was hands down the best vacation I’ve ever taken in my entire life, and I plan on writing multiple posts about everything I did there including day trips in Moshi, my experience on safari in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and my … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Recap