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Guide to Backpacking the Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park

If you haven’t heard of Berg Lake, you have most likely seen photos of the iconic scene. Mount Robson towers over Berg Lake and the Berg Glacier tumbles down the side of the mountain to meet with the turquoise waters of the lake. It’s an infamous photo and seeing it so many times on Instagram I started to wonder if it could actually be that beautiful in real life. Spoiler alert—it was.

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Three Days in Yosemite National Park

When someone tells you they scored camping reservations in Yosemite Valley and invites you along, you drop everything you are doing, buy a plane ticket, and show up. At least that is what I did when Doris got reservations and asked me if I wanted to come along on her Fourth of July trip to Yosemite!

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Backpacking the Chelan Lakeshore Trail

Have you ever hiked 22 miles for a famous cinnamon roll? This Memorial Day weekend I did exactly that!

Nestled on the northern shore of Lake Chelan lies the town Stehekin. Unreachable by car, the only way to reach it is either by a four hour ferry ride or float plane. A fun third option? Take the Lady of the Lake ferry to the Prince Creek stop and backpack 17 miles on the Chelan Lakeshore Trail into town!

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Adventuring in California’s Alabama Hills

While you may not know about the Alabama Hills by name chances are you have seen it in a TV show or movie, it’s an extremely popular Hollywood filming location. The road your drive down to reach the campsites is even called, “Movie Road” Before white settlers and eventually Hollywood stumbled across this location the Paiute Tribe called this land home and you can even find pictographs in the rock formations. Now Alabama Hills is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, which means there is free dispersed camping. There are some rules in place surrounding this so double check the BLM site before planning your trip!

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Snow Camping at Mount Rainier National Park

When my friend Doris asked me if I would want to sign up for the snow camping event with her, I must admit, I was super on the fence. We had car camped in the North Cascades in October and I spent a miserable night freezing in my car in 19-degree temps. My initial thoughts were, why would I willingly sign up to cry in a sleeping bag again…? Doris assured me she would help me figure out a better sleeping system and that it would be fun so we reserved our spots (these events fill up super quickly!) and I anxiously awaited the arrival of this weekend.

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Ten Things to know Before Traveling to Costa Rica

When it comes to traveling I am either an extreme over planner, or more of a laid back, “we will figure it out when we get there” type of person. When I found out I would be visiting Costa Rica with family I decided to opt for option B. Not everyone enjoys my tight schedules going from location to location so I decided not to drive my family insane and try to go with the flow a little more for this trip. I basically did no research other than finding a couple of spots I wanted to visit. 

I love how our trip turned out, but there were definitely some things I wish I had known before I traveled down there!

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Whidbey Island Weekend Getaway

After spending more weekends than I can count running around in the snow and mountains I found myself exhausted and needing some rest. Brian wanted to get our condo painted which meant we needed to spend a weekend elsewhere. The stars all aligned and we were able to get away to Whidbey Island with our pup and some close friends for some much needed relaxation.

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