Hikes Around Evergreen

This beautiful view is found just a few miles up from my house on the way to Evergreen Mountain.  This is my new friend and hiking partner Katie (the wife of our realtor).I packed a thermos of hot tea to enjoy at the peak of our hike.  Here is where we stopped to take in…

Exploring Wild Wyoming

Prepping for camping was tough but half the fun!  I just loved to start thinking about being out there days before our road trip began, cooking in our new cast iron pot and skillet out in Wyoming’s wilderness on our new camp stove.  I pre-made a Mexican casserole, Shish kabobs, homefries, and Browned Butter Strawberry…

Point Lobos

After breakfast in Carmel we headed to Point Lobos.  Point Lobos is a beautiful state park found in between Carmel and Big Sur. We trekked the entirety of it along the coastline witnessing many sea otters, sea lions, and seals sunning and napping on the rocks or rolling around playing in the water.

Neder Nederland

You’ll find a treasure if you stay there… A breathtaking drive on the way to the trail head    The trail to Crater Lakes – James Peak Wilderness Follow Crater Lakes Trail as it climbs steeply for a mile and crosses the narrow spit of land between the two main lakes.  We took a 6 mile trail because…

Where the Red Fern Grows

Return to Natural Falls State Park Spotted Jewelweed-  This flower is also known as Touch-me-not because of its unusual method of seed dispersal.  When the seed pods become ripe, the slightest touch or swift breeze triggers a pop that sends the seeds up to four feet away. Unlike most wildflowers, Jewelweed is an annual, which means its only way…

Rim Trail

This trail was a nice short hike up and just the right distance for a trail run, about 4 miles up and back down with no heavy foot traffic on a beautiful weekend.  It was attractively located just near the village, just a walk down hill from the hotel. About halfway up sits a perfect…

Many Glacier Lodge

Another beautiful mountain lodge, equals another day of pure bliss in Glacier National Park.

Saint Mary River and Falls

We went on this trail to find the most incredible falls I have ever seen. This was deep into the Going-to-the-Sun Road and absolutely breathtaking to see. There was a chance we might run into a bear or two, and we forgot our bear spray–oops!–so that made it even more exciting.

Kayaking to Wild Horse Island

This morning we packed up early– Cyrus having the day off–and started our kayak day voyage to the island: 2.2 miles there, then hike up around Eagle Point Lookout, then rowed three miles back (I took a little detour). At the beginning of the trail we ran into the beautiful wild horses mixed in with…