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Escape to Baja, Mexico

About a year ago, our nomadic/hiker friends, BJ and Clara (also known by their trail names Shadow and Country Mouse) starting putting down roots again after 7 years on the more »

Best of 2018

Happy New Year everyone! We are definitely ready for 2019. 2018 was such a mixed bag for us, although, in the end, we wouldn’t trade the year and experiences for more »

Currently: December

Currently living/working in: Well, I’m still in NJ helping my parents with my dad’s medical ups/downs & Justin has been hanging in CO with his family. This was the first more »

Denali Gear Check: SPOT X

In case you missed it, Justin mentioned in his last post that he is planning to climb Denali (again) in May 2019!!!! Inevitably, there will be lots of details regarding more »

Inflamed, Yet Untamed: My Crohn’s Story Part IV

In 2016, Justin wrote extensively about Crohn’s disease, a disease he had since his teens (see links below for full stories). It’s truly a hidden disease. Justin lives with a more »

Currently: November

Currently living/working in: I already referenced that November was a month of “professional development” in my last blog post, as well as several Backpacker deadlines and edits. Freelance life is more »

Professional Development

I definitely have been silent on the blog lately. It was sort of intentional, as I just needed a small break from social media. But also, we’ve been quite consumed more »

Currently: October

Currently living/working in: Our Subaru/Leave No Trace contract ended Oct. 15 and we are in the midst of several Backpacker deadlines. We’ve been hanging out in Denver this whole month & more »

Summer Tour Wrap Up And Future Plans

We finished our Leave No Trace/Subaru contract on Oct. 15 and returned the car to the Leave No Trace office in Boulder. The decorations for our last day were provided more »

California Wrap Up

We’ve been back to Colorado and are just about wrapping up everything with our Subaru/Leave No Trace Zero Landfill Initiative Summer Tour (giving back our Outback Monday!!), but before I more »

Currently: September

Currently living/working in: We spent all of September in Yosemite National Park for our role as the Subaru/Leave No Trace Zero Landfill Team!! We’re in route back to Denver/Boulder to more »

Backpacking California: Boundary Lake in Emigrant Wilderness/Yosemite National Park

Justin & I do not like to boast, but when it comes to backpacking, we eat miles for breakfast. So I think we were both a bit surprised when our more »

National Parks 45 & 46/59: Sequoia and Kings Canyon in California

There are a 9 national parks in California (not to mention many more monuments, historic parks, etc) and the last 2 on our list to visit were Sequoia and Kings Canyon. more »

Southbound Drive From Alaska

Finally getting caught up on blog posts to our current location and happenings in California, so here’s a recap of our drive through Canada in late August … When we more »

Alaska Wrap Up

We’ve been in California (specifically, Yosemite area) for a week now (and will be here all month) after wrapping up our 6 weeks of work in Alaska at the end more »

Currently: August

***Yes, yes, I know I am late. Currently living/working in: Still working on the road as the Subaru/Leave No Trace Zero Landfill Team!! We just finished up 6 weeks of more »

National Park 44/59: Katmai National Park in Alaska

For my 40th birthday, we decided to celebrate in style by visiting one of the many obscure and remote National Parks in Alaska: Katmai National Park. If you’ve ever seen more »

40 Years Young

***I just came out of the Alaska backcountry, celebrating my birthday with Justin and some grizzly bears in Katmai National Park. I cannot wait to tell you about that trip more »

Backpacking Denali National Park: Unit 9

Before I get into storytelling mode, here is the overall summary of our single backpacking trip we took in Denali National Park:  Unit 9 – East Branch Toklat River Total more »

Hiking Alaska: Denali State Park

I already boasted about day hiking in Denali National Park in my last blog post and we are definitely NP lovers, but if you are looking for some less crowded more »

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