A weekend in Jackson, WY // GTNP

I headed up to Jackson, WY after work on Friday to spend the weekend exploring Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) with a couple of friends. We settled down Friday night at a campsite in Curtis Canyon, which is only a couple of miles from town. This spot is first come, first serve and offers amazing views of the Tetons. In the morning, we made breakfast … Continue reading A weekend in Jackson, WY // GTNP

Backpacking Lake Blanche // Ladies night

I’ve got to say, I have some pretty bad-ass friends that are willing to backpack into the woods after 5pm on a Friday, drink some wine, pee in the bushes, take in the views and wake up early to bag a peak. My seven girlfriends and I made the trek into the Twin Peaks Wilderness area of the Wasatch Forest for a ladies night at … Continue reading Backpacking Lake Blanche // Ladies night

5 days in Banff // Alberta, Canada

Let me just start out by saying, Banff National Park is awesome! It’s also the first international, national park that I have ever visited. I wasn’t disappointed! We headed to Banff on a Thursday and came back Monday, a quick 5 days to celebrate my dirty 30. Yes, we got dirty – on our epic hike above Moraine Lake…. read on. Also, if you know … Continue reading 5 days in Banff // Alberta, Canada

Quick camping trip // Uinta National Forest

We had a super busy week leading up to the weekend and didn’t have time to plan anything for the weekend. We were going to go to Wendover and gamble, with our friends Megan and Kelly, but decided that we would rather go for a quick overnight in the Uinta National Forest. The Uintas are SO close to Park City. It only takes an hour … Continue reading Quick camping trip // Uinta National Forest

Dead Horse Point State Park // Canyonlands

Dead Horse Point is not only a spectacular place to take photos and enjoy wine at sunset, it’s also a place with a lot of history. In the 19th century, Dead Horse Point was a natural corral for cowboys and horses often died of exposure. I have also heard rumors that when horses were no longer valuable it was easier to save ammunition and lead … Continue reading Dead Horse Point State Park // Canyonlands

Mystic Hot Springs // Monroe, Utah

The Mystic Hot Springs are truly a hidden gem in Utah. I convinced my boyfriend, after spending the weekend camping in Bryce National Park and riding Thunder Mountain, that we needed to stop and soak on our way home to Park City. It really wasn’t that hard to convince him. I had already used Google Maps to figure out that it  wasn’t that far out of … Continue reading Mystic Hot Springs // Monroe, Utah

Camping down Long Canyon Road // Moab

When Moab is busy a lot of the “reservation only” campgrounds sell-out quickly but it’s really not that big of a deal because there is so much BLM land in the area. Who needs bathrooms or water anyway? Two years ago was the first time that I had camped on Long Canyon Road with Barrett and his mom Nancy. We had done a long road … Continue reading Camping down Long Canyon Road // Moab