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
Summer is the best time to try new adventures in Alaska! Each summer I try to book up as many things as I can while the days are long and the weather is relatively nice. I’m always looking on sites like Reserve America to check for canceled public use cabin reservations in my favorite places … More My First Solo Camping Trip With My Toddler
Now that we have our tiny camper, Andrew and I are excited to take longer trips around Alaska with Elliott. It’s been hard to find campsites and cabins since COVID, so having a little home on wheels that we can take anywhere has made trip planning easier! For Memorial Day we knew we wanted to … More A Long Weekend Trip To Homer
I’ve always loved tent camping. Back when I was a kid I would tent camp with my family and I loved the feeling of falling asleep under the stars all snug in our sleeping bags. Once we moved to Alaska we bought tents for every scenario – 4 person car camping tents and small lightweight … More Introducing The Bear Cave Camper!
There are a lot of places to stay in Seward, Alaska, but the most coveted places are the ones right on the beach. There are quaint old homes downtown with great views, and hotels in the harbor right by the water. But my favorite place to stay is on Lowell Point. Lowell Point is located … More Happy Camper Review: Rocket House Cabin