Camp Reads: Best of 2016

  As I sit here with my newborn baby girl, I realized I can’t let the end of the year go by without posting my favorite outdoor books of the year. I could say that the end of the year snuckĀ up on me, but pregnancy has the magical power of slowing down time, especially in […]

Lookouts: Kelly Butte

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is climb to lookouts. My first of this year was Kelly Butte on the July 4th weekend. My husband drove us to the trailhead through a meandering of forest roads and I was surprised at the chill in the air when I opened my car […]

Summer Reading List 2016

There are so many great new releases to read this summer that I had to share a list. These are perfect for reading around the campfire. Enjoy and happy summer!   Lab Girl by Hope Jahren I so loved visiting Hope Jahren’s world for just a little while. She is a renowned scientist who grew […]

Book Club Recap: Apr 2016

Deception Pass Headlands: 5.0 miles // 350 feet elevation gain I was surprised to find our biggest group yet on a cold and rainy Sunday. A few of us camped overnight at Bowman Bay and the others reported driving through heavy rain to meet us. But the group was armed with rain jackets and pack […]

Road Trip: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

I’ve done the drive so many times I could do it blindfolded. From Seattle, drive south on I-5 for a million hours and turn left at the Columbia River. A familiar whirl of wind envelopes me like I’ve entered a wind tunnel into the past. The gorge is filled with history. The formation itself is […]