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6 Things to Know When Heading Out On Your First Mountaineering Expedition
October 12, 2021

6 Things to Know When Heading Out On Your First Mountaineering Expedition

I’ve officially fallen in love with mountaineering. 

I'm no pro by any means, but I hope by sharing some of the things I've learned in my PNW mountaineering adventures, it might help someone else get a little closer to standing on their first alpine summit.

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What mountaineering adventures do you have planned coming up? Leave us a comment below!

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Snowshoeing an Alaskan Glacier - Alaska Hike
May 11, 2021

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Alaskan Glacier Edition

Alaska provides no shortage of adventure opportunities for myself and my husband, and we try our best to take advantage of the time we have while living here. To kick off 2021, we hiked to the Grewingk Glacier, which is located right outside of Homer, Alaska and is only accessible by boat or water taxi.  The Grewingk glacier itself is 13 miles long and located in the Kenai Mountains, near Kachemak Bay. 

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What Gear to Bring on Winter Adventures With Your Dog
March 09, 2021

What Gear to Bring on Winter Adventures With Your Dog

Winter adventures with your dog can be fun and joyful just like any other adventures.  It makes trips even more enjoyable and it's important to bring them along on the journey, but that may leave you asking ,”What gear should you bring on winter adventures with your dog?” This advice on gear will help you keep your dog safe, comfy and ready for whatever winter throws your way.  Be prepared for your next winter outing with your furry friend by making sure you pack these gear essentials.

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Yellowstone National Park by Snowshoe: Out and back to Mystic Falls
February 12, 2020

Yellowstone National Park by Snowshoe: Out and back to Mystic Falls

Out in the backcountry, alone to ourselves below Mystic Falls, we gazed at the thermally colored canyon walls and soaked in the solitude.  We were in no hurry to leave.  Yellowstone had us entranced.

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Savoring the Tail End of Ski Season
April 15, 2019

Savoring the Tail End of Ski Season

Not too many years ago, skiing an envy-inducing number of days was easy—I lived near a small-but-entertaining ski hill, had an industry deal with most of the Northeast’s major resorts, was surrounded by people stoked to ski tour, and had a job that didn’t mind if I turned up with my ski boots on, so long as I was on time (or at least close to it). In fact, I could even find a few minutes to give my skis a quick tune at work if I hustled. In recent years, though, life hasn’t allowed triple-digit ski days, ski boots don’t cut it as appropriate workwear, and dull edges and dry bases are more common than I’d like to admit. But one thing that’s remained true through the passage of time is that skiing is still as pleasurable and addictive as ever.

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