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Denali Bid 2016

You might have heard the big news. President Obama changed the name of North America’s highest peak from “Mount McKinley” back to “Denali.” You also might have heard that Denali more »

High Points #35 and #36: Maryland and Kentucky

Our goal of reaching all 50 high points has really taken a back seat to some other adventures of lately. We didn’t bag any high points in 2014. But being more »

Backpacking Oregon: Timberline Trail

We may be leaving Oregon in a week, but we will be back. We have to be back. We have some major unfinished business in the Mt. Hood Wilderness of more »

“The Mountains Win Again …”

This blog post is brought to you by my awesome and crazy husband, J. The above title is one of my favorite Blues Traveler songs and for this post it more »

High Points and Low Points

Well, this week has been going much better than last week in terms of breathing a lot easier and having things under control. I felt like I was at the more »

Highpoint #34 – Mount Whitney in California

Our whole summer has been speckled with spur-of-the-moment decisions and seizing the opportunity because we’re there.  This weekend was no different. We had 2-3 days in southeastern California and wondered more »

High Points #32 & #33

We knocked off 2 more high points as we have been making our way to the Southwest … this makes 7 for this year! With 17 left, you’d think we more »

Adventures in Idaho

We just spent the last week exploring Idaho. For those of you thinking Idaho is not so cool of a state, think again. It is way cool. This state is more »

It’s not easy to get to the top of the world

I’ve always said it is about the journey, not the destination, and this is certainly true for my experience on Mount Rainier!  As you all probably know by now, J more »

Quick Rainier Update

We are alive and well!!! J and Fire Marshall Mac beat the mountain and hit the summit at 5:45 am PST … on the other hand, the mountain beat me more »

Mountaineering Training Complete!

We did a full day of training today with our RMI guides right under the shadow of Rainier. It was exhilarating, frightening and encouraging all at the same time.  Even though more »

Rainier is upon us!

After stopping in Seattle for a brief overnighter (and seeing Rainier from a distance for days and family!), we are in Ashford (with WiFi!!!) and had Day 1 of our more »

Rainier or Bust

We are leaving Colorado tomorrow to head to Rainier!!!!!!!! Our summit climb attempt is July 25-29!!!!!!!! Overuse of exclamation points is meant to express my trepidation!!!  Just do us a more »

Rainier Training Hike #1

A lot of people have asked if J & I are still attempting to climb Mount Rainier at the end of July. Could be the fact I have not mentioned more »

It’s Not Your 9 to 5 Job

10 days since my last post, but it feels more like 20 days because of everything we packed in! Sorry folks, I can’t just blog about one thing anymore, it’s more »

Coast to Coast Celebrations

We are now 2 presentations in with 6,000+ miles driven across 16 states, all in 2 weeks. To say it’s been busy is an understatement! But we are happy. I more »

Party Like A One-Month Old

We ventured up to the Philly area for a quick overnight trip with 3 purposes. 1) Meet my college roommates’ 2 new babies. Here is my public apology to my more »

Happy AT Anniversary and Adventure 2013

Today marks the one-year anniversary of finishing our thru hike of the AT!! This time last year, we summitted Springer Mountain with heavy–yet excited–hearts. As we settled back into reality, more »

West Virginia Motto – Mountaineers Are Always Free

These days, there is a “group” for everything. Like-minded people get together and do their thing. Trekkies. Stay-at-home Moms. Stamp Collectors. The list goes on. Deal’s goes to rec director more »

South Dakota, Great Faces, Great Places

Before this week, I had never been to South Dakota (4 states left on my list!!!), while Deal has been on his road trip to move out to Phoenix in more »

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