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I’ve been quiet lately, partially because I haven’t had any super pressing topics to write about, and partially because I’ve just been enjoying my new home and the process of getting settled. I can’t begin to express how nice is to be in a place where I don’t have a “let’s live here for a year or two” mentality. I love the idea that I’ll probably be here in 10 or even… Read More

When I was in school, or working full-time, this was a typical scenario in my household: Me: “Oh hey, I just realized that next week is labor day weekend, so I have 3 days off. We should maybe do something” Husband: “Cool, let’s do that. What should we do?” Me: “Well, all the places I wanted to go require permits, and those were booked up 6 months ago. So, we can drive… Read More

I feel a bit ashamed to say it, but, I’ve sort of lost steam on planning a long thru-hike for this summer. Oh no’s! But you know what: That’s okay. If I’m lucky, I’ll have lots of years to plan big, gorgeous, and challenging hikes. My summer plans have morphed as time has gone on. I had planned for a long time to finally hike the JMT this summer. I was finishing… Read More