Category Archives: Adventures

Death Valley Birthday

12.11.17 / no comments

Ever since our first trip to Death Valley in 2014, I had wanted to go back. Of nearly all the National Parks we have visited, it has definitely been my fave. There is something otherworldly about this place that has stuck in my mind so I was happy that we were able to return just […]

New Zealand Adventure – Tongariro

04.08.17 / one comment

For most of our trip I had talked Scott’s ear off about how I wanted to try to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing but the idea of a 12-mile hike made me very nervous. When we finally arrived in Tongariro National Park, I had made up my mind. We camped at Whakapapa Village which conveniently had […]

New Zealand Adventure – Wellington

03.04.17 / no comments

After leaving Abel Tasman behind, we drove through the night to a hotel in Nelson so we would be closer to Picton for our ferry the next day. Scott was a real trooper for getting us safely to the hotel despite being exhausted. This was a first time driving on the rather remote southern island […]

Twin Peaks Birthday

12.17.15 / no comments

For my birthday we took a trip that had been on my list for ages. We went up to the PNW to visit the town of Twin Peaks. Now of course Twin Peaks is a fictional town made up for TV but the real town exists in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington right outside of Seattle. We […]

Weekend Getaway in Sequoia National Forest

07.23.15 / no comments

This past weekend we went camping with friends at the Princess Campground in Sequoia National Forest for our friend Kyle’s birthday. Our pal Shawn snagged 2 great campsites with ample space for 8 of us which allowed us to spread out a bit. We were able to see a few sites in both Kings Canyon and […]

Channel Islands Trip

07.20.15 / no comments

We have done less adventuring than I would have liked this year but I figured it was about time I posted about our trip to Santa Cruz Island over Memorial Day weekend. We had been talking about taking a trip to Channel Islands National Park since maybe our first backpacking trip last spring and we finally made it […]

Mt. Baldy Ski Hut Adventure

01.16.15 / no comments

Last weekend we hiked up to the San Antonio Ski Hut on Mt. Baldy for Shawn‘s birthday. I was very worried about this hike because even though it was on the shorter side, only 3 miles, it was all up hill with a 2200’ foot elevation gain the biggest elevation gain I have done. Luckily we were sleeping […]