A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of meeting and speaking with a true inspiration of mine, Caroline Gleich. Caroline is best known as a professional skier, but those of you who follow her Instagram posts, or are fortunate enough to know her personally, know that her passions, skills and abilities far extend […]Read more "Coffee Shop Talk with Caroline Gleich"
After a lifetime of outdoor adventure with my parents, and now, a family of my own, I have gone through an array of experiences, weather and gear. There have been times I have had to learn things the hard way by packing too much useless gear, and there have been times I have desperately wished […]Read more "Summer Gear Essentials for Outdoor Women and Moms"
I am seriously impressed with the power of the mind. It is so easy to get distracted by negative thoughts that limit your abilities, but if you take the steps to reboot and refresh your mind, you too will be wildly impressed with your capabilities. After a couple of extremely boring weeks of thinking my son was […]Read more "Mind Over Matter"
When we decided we were ready for a family one thing stuck in our mind more than anything else. We weren’t going to let parenthood change us into some boring, lazy, unadventurous people. We were going to continue living our lives doing exactly what we have always done. The only difference was now we’d be […]Read more "Ideas for Backpacking with an Infant or Toddler"
I’ve always been told that I live in a fantasy world. That I need to snap out of my bubble and come back to reality. Well, you know what, I like it just fine exactly where I am- in a perfectly fine and lovely bubble where I am free to imagine and fantasize about all […]Read more "Never Stop Dreaming"
We live in a small town outside of Mammoth Lakes, CA. When my husband and I met he was a snowboard bum and I was a climbing bum. Neither of us needed much and worked low-pay service industry jobs to get by. That is about all there is in a resort town, and we, like […]Read more "The Price of Sacrifice to Live The Life of Our Dreams"
My husband and I were very eager to go backpacking last weekend, and with my overly ambitious self-competing nature, I decided we should push for a 2 day, 20+ mile round trip hike to Thousand Island Lake. No big deal, right? “Sure, I’m 5 months pregnant and will have to carry our toddler, but my […]Read more "Through the Sierras we go"