Ultralight Backpacking Guide: Pack Lighter, Move Faster

Gear Guide

This year, I’ve transitioned from lightweight backpacking to ultralight (UL) backpacking. It’s been an interesting experience and I’m not hardcore and fully into it (there are definitely a lot of areas I can fully go ultralight on but I’m just not willing to yet), but there are two main adjustments for me which I’ll get […]

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Visit St. George, Utah: Outdoor Activities & Parks within 1 Hour Drive

Hike Reports

If you’ve been following my journey, then you would know I go to the Southwest a lot and always pass through St. George, Utah, but this year was the first time I’ve spent some time in the city and discovered so much more the surrounding area has to offer besides Zion National Park! Did you […]

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Backpacking Thousand Island Lake Loop in My First Thunderstorm

Hike Reports

HIKE TO: THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE, GARNET LAKE, EDIZA LAKE, SHADOW LAKE TRAIL: AGNEW MEADOWS > RIVER TRAIL/ SHADOW CREEK > JMT > HIGH TRAIL/PCT MILES: 23.73 MILES TIME: 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS DATE I WENT: 7/21 – 7/23, 2018 DIFFICULTY: MODERATE BACKPACKING TRIP HIKE PERMIT: YES LOCATION: ANSEL ADAMS WILDERNESS, MAMMOTH/ EASTERN SIERRA DAY 1: 7.35 […]

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My First Solo Backpacking Trip – Henninger Flats

Hike Reports

HIKE TO: HENNINGER FLATS, UPPER CAMPGROUND TRAIL: MT WILSON TOLL RD MILES: 6 MILES OUT AND BACK ELEVATION: 2600 FT ELEVATION GAIN: 1300 -1500 FT ish TIME: 1 NIGHT (2 HR TOTAL HIKE TIME) DATE I WENT: 6/29 – 6/30, 2018 DIFFICULTY: MODERATE BACKPACKING TRIP HIKE PERMIT: NO, BUT YOU NEED TO SIGN IN AT […]

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Ultralight Backpacking Guide: Pack Lighter, Move Faster


Gear Guide

This year, I’ve transitioned from lightweight backpacking to ultralight (UL) backpacking. It’s been an interesting experience and I’m not hardcore and fully into it (there are definitely a lot of areas I can fully go ultralight on but I’m just not willing to yet), but there are two main adjustments for me which I’ll get […]

December 18, 2018

My First Solo Backpacking Trip – Henninger Flats


Hike Reports

HIKE TO: HENNINGER FLATS, UPPER CAMPGROUND TRAIL: MT WILSON TOLL RD MILES: 6 MILES OUT AND BACK ELEVATION: 2600 FT ELEVATION GAIN: 1300 -1500 FT ish TIME: 1 NIGHT (2 HR TOTAL HIKE TIME) DATE I WENT: 6/29 – 6/30, 2018 DIFFICULTY: MODERATE BACKPACKING TRIP HIKE PERMIT: NO, BUT YOU NEED TO SIGN IN AT […]

July 11, 2018

How I Have Time to Travel


Hike Reports

“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show” -unknown A lot of people have asked me how I am able to travel as much as I do and make a living off of it, so I want to share my secret with everyone. The secret is, there is […]

April 10, 2018

Arizona/ Sedona Road Trip


Hike Reports, Road Trips

Last Thanksgiving, I took a week-long road trip to explore Arizona and discovered there’s much more variety than just the desert. They have canyons, red rocks, mountains, turquoise blue-green colored streams, milky blue colored rivers, arches, waterfalls, and so much more! Some days, we drove a lot and saw very little, but every day was […]

April 3, 2018

Rae Lakes Loop, Kings Canyon National Park


Hike Reports

[October 27 -30, 2017] HIKE TO: RAE LAKESTRAIL: RAE LAKES LOOPMILES: 41.4 MILESTIME: 3.5 DAYSDATE I WENT: 10/27 – 10/30, 2017DIFFICULTY: MODERATE BACKPACKING TRIPHIKE PERMIT: YESLOCATION: KINGS CANYON & SEQUOIA NATIONAL FORESTRae Lakes Loops is one of those multi-day trails you dream to hike, but never really do. Last Fall, I got the chance to […]

January 23, 2018

Beginners Backpacking Guide


Gear Guide

**disclaimer:  This is a beginners backpacking guide according to MY OPINION.  I’m no expert – I’ve only been backpacking since summer 2015, nothing extreme, haven’t been on too many adventures and have taken a few girls on their first backpacking trip, but I want to share what I’ve learned for anyone else looking to transitioning from […]

January 12, 2017

Backpacking Havasupai in One Night


Hiking Trip Reports

Hike to: Mooney Falls / Havasupai Trail:  Havasu Falls Trail Miles:  20 miles out & back (parking lot to Supai: 8 mi | Supai to Mooney Falls: 2mi) Time:  1 overnighter (started 7 am first day, finished 2:30 pm second day) Date I went:  11/19 – 11/20 2016 Difficulty: easy beginners backpacking trip (except the last […]

December 16, 2016

Backpacking: Big Pine Creek to Third Lake


Hiking Trip Reports

It’s been awhile since I’ve been backpacking and I must admit – I missed my big Osprey backpacking pack.  I haven’t been since I summit Mt Whitney last August, so last week, I decided I was going back to the Eastern Sierras to backpack just for one night [6.7.16 – 6.8.16]… and talked my adventure […]

June 17, 2016