New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings but If I have learned anything this year it’s that as one door closes another door opens. As I close the door to this business I have put my blood, sweat and … Continue reading New Beginnings…
2016 has cracked my heart open in a tragically, magical way. I’m convinced the universe works in oxymorons. I’ve felt heartache that has shattered my heart, but found that if I bury that sadness under my skin instead of letting … Continue reading Year of the Bourtney.
After several weeks of non-hiking adventures, Portland seemed to smile upon me and grant me a 48 degree rain-free forecast. My hiking boots were calling my name after hearing “no showers. These boots are the ones I learned I had … Continue reading (Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.
It’s impossible for me to discuss the things I’ve learned in 2015, that I’m taking with me into 2016 without mentioning the one single thing I do each day without fail. Every day I rise with the sun & train … Continue reading LP 2016 : Rise with the sun & train.
At the end of a long day of adventuring, it’s easy to throw down the pack and head straight for a long night’s sleep- only to wake up the next morning, aching and stiff all over. You can make grand adventures without the achy body and extreme stiffness. Take care of your adventuring body with these four simple trick for post-hike body bliss. Eat up. The perfect post-hike meal combines protein (help muscles recover) and carbohydrates (which help replenish energy stores). Choose foods like a tuna-fish sandwich or chicken over rice that combine both sources of marco-nutrients for an easy … Continue reading Simple Tricks for Post-Hike Body Bliss.
San Francisco has my heart. & in way more ways than one. Having lived outside of the city for two years and working both in and around the city, I’ve come to appreciate the “quiet” energy that surround the fabulous … Continue reading Hiking: East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais