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National Park 43/59: Congaree National Park in South Carolina

We have always used travel to weddings as an excuse to explore a new area. And while we had a heap of weddings every year through 2008ish, there’s been a more »

Backpacking Colorado: Highland Mary Lakes

Thanks for all the new website love and sorry to neglect the blog this month a little! I think I’ll be back on a regular schedule now. To start, lemme more »

Highpoints #41, 42 and 43: Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota

This post is way overdue and out of chronological order, but I never blogged about the state high points we knocked off this summer! Besides my successful summit of Oregon’s Mt. more »

National Park 42/59: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Over the years, we’ve spent A LOT of time in Colorado, but only I had been to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. And in our quest to visit more »

Summer 2017 Speaking Tour Road Trip Statistics

Dates: May 1- July 25 Distance Traveled: 14,240 miles    *12,328 miles on the Superfeet Van    *1,912 miles on our own car ***Our friend Alexis put together this REALLY more »

Exploring Minnesota: Voyageurs National Park

After our backpacking trip in Michigan, we continued to hug the Canadian line to drive into Minnesota. Another national park lies in this far-reaching section of America: Voyageurs National Park. more »

Backpacking Michigan: Isle Royale National Park

There’s a reason Isle Royale National Park is the least visited park in the lower 48. It has nothing to do with its beauty. It has to do with the more »

The 603

From New York, we traveled back to one of our many homes: New Hampshire. We lived in NH from 2007-2011. And really, it’s the last place we “lived.” My definition more »

New York State of Mind

If I waited to do an entire East Coast tour recap, it would be way too long with too many visits and happenings since we are on the East side more »

Exploring Nevada: Great Basin National Park

Once again, we realized we could take a “short” side trip, “not too far out of our way” on our drive from Vegas to Salt Lake City. So we visited more »

Exploring California: Pinnacles and Channel Islands National Parks

As I said in my last post, we hit 2 national parks in northern California and 2 in southern California. A visit to Pinnacles National Park was last minute when more »

Exploring California: Redwoods and Lassen Volcanic National Parks

California has SO many national parks, and even though we’ve been to many, we have not visited all of them. For this summer’s road trip, we made a point to more »

Exploring California: San Francisco

We spent 5 days in the Bay Area. IF we were city people, San Francisco might be a good choice for us. We both have been a few times, and more »

Exploring Oregon: Mt. Hood and Beyond

Be warned: long post! Justin has a nemesis of a mountain. Its name is Mt. Hood (11,249 feet) in Oregon. In late May 2014, he and his climbing partner Bobby more »

Exploring Washington: Climbing Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens in southern Washington erupted on May 18, 1980. Thirty-seven years and one day later, we climbed that darn volcano! For your history lesson of the day, I more »

Exploring Washington: North Cascades National Park

I am so backlogged on blog posts about our epic adventures and tour fun. Bear with me! If all goes accordingly, you may be bombarded with posts this week. We more »

Exploring Arizona: Saguaro National Park

We are going to squeeze in microadventures throughout our summer speaking tour and it started last weekend when we explored Saguaro National Park in Arizona. In all our years living in Phoenix, more »

Denali Mountaineering Gear Review

This guest post is brought to you by … Justin! This time last year, I was in top shape, putting the final touches of gathering gear for my expedition to more »

Visitors in New Mexico

Besides Justin’s mom, who visited in December, we’ve had 3 other brave souls venture into the boonies this past week to spend time with us. First were our kindred spirits: more »

Opt Outside

Thanksgiving is upon us and while the focus is rightfully on quality time with families and friends, you may have noticed another initiative during the past few years: Opt Outside. more »

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