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!
Once again, it’s been a minute since I wrote on here! But I feel like this happens every winter. Adventures are not as common, it’s cold outside, and I spend a lot of time hibernating (AKA drinking coffee while reading a good book). But it’s officially 2022, a brand new year with the opportunity for … More Hello 2022!
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
Earlier this summer, Elliott got his first bike – a balance bike from Bambino Bikes! His bike was fun, colorful, and toddler sized, and it was important that the rest of his bike gear would be the same. While picking out Elliott’s bike I also picked out the most important piece of bike gear: his … More Gear Review: Kali Chakra Toddler Bike Helmet from Bambino Bikes
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
If you’ve ever spent a summer adventuring with me you’d know that one of my favorite outdoor activities is biking. I own a road bike and a mountain bike (because you can never have too many bikes, right?) and as soon as Elliott was born I dreamed about taking him on bike rides with me … More Buying Your First Bike with Bambino Bikes
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