One of my favorite places in Alaska is Denali State Park. It’s closer to Anchorage than Denali National Park, is free to enter, and is easier to access by car. Plus the views of Denali are still amazing! I’ve backpacked Kesugi Ridge and stayed in a public use cabin at Byers Lake, but my favorite … More A “Spring” Getaway in Denali State Park
I feel like I’ve owned 100 carriers in the short time since E was born. It’s hard not to want to try everything that’s out there (and there are sooooo many different types of carriers out there!), especially when you aren’t comfortable wearing your child in the one that you have. I’ve tried lots of … More Hiking Kid Carrier Review: Osprey Poco AG vs. Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL
If there’s one thing that sets Alaska apart from the Lower 48 (aside from having the tallest mountain in North America, crazy sun patterns, and cold/snowy weather) it’s the fact that we still have a lot of glaciers up here. Glaciers are one of my favorite things to visit! Some glaciers can only be accessed … More Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour
When I found out I was pregnant I was crazy excited, even though I knew that pregnancy was going to be a long, tough process for my body. I vowed to myself that I would try my hardest to keep my life as normal as possible throughout my pregnancy and try to stay as active … More Baby On Board: How to Keep Hiking When You’re Pregnant
Before reading this post, catch up on part one of our crazy snowy trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon during a blizzard here! We woke up on our last full day in Arizona ready to spend even more time staring at the Grand Canyon. But it was an overcast and freezing day, and we … More One Day in Page, AZ
Last winter, deep in the midst of my constant “morning” (AKA all day) sickness, I was getting the same question over and over again: “Are you ready to have a baby? Have you done everything you wanted to do?”. Which is kind of a silly question, because life doesn’t end the moment you have a … More Our Crazy Snowy Trip to Arizona
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!
Hi everyone! It probably seems like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth, but I’m still here! I just stopped blogging for a while and then it got really hard to get back into it for a few reasons. The first is that winter in Alaska starts in October and I’m usually hiking a … More Back to Blogging – and Some News!
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