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 it out, what else can it do but grow in my veins? A breakup after … Continue reading Year of the Bourtney.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYxZqiVe-E 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 to have after several hikes (longer than 10 miles) in tennis shoes. Don't get … Continue reading (Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.
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 … 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 city itself. Exploring was always on my radar when I lived there, but most of … Continue reading Hiking: East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais
I am a big fan of mornings. There are no better hours in a day than the stillness and quietness that the early morning brings. Sunrises' are packed with the great possibility and inspiration that a new twenty-four hour brings. I can get more done with the first waking hours of most days than my … Continue reading Hiking: Cape Horn Loop
Recently (in the last six months) I have become a Portland, Oregon resident. A side effect of this move has been my extreme need for adventures, a deep love for the Pacific Northwest and a deep shame that Yes, Socality Barbie, probably makes direct fun of myself on Instagram. Just to clarify, if you're an … Continue reading Hiking: Eagle Creek Loop