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
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
The Anchorage area has a ton of great bike trails. There’s the Moose Loop (a loop of all the paved bike trails in Anchorage totaling 32 miles), Bird to Gird (a paved trail that runs 12 miles from Bird to Girdwood along Turnagain Arm), and the lakeside trail at Eklutna Lake (13 miles of unpaved … More Biking the Trail of Blue Ice
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
Seward is my favorite place on earth. We came here on our honeymoon almost 8 years ago, lived here for 5 months back in 2014 (search this blog for lots of posts about life in Seward!), and have made a point to vacation down here multiple times a year ever since. My heart is in … More Beachfront Cabin Camping in Seward
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
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
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!
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