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

Taggart Lake // Grand Teton National Park

Taggart Lake is an easy trail in Grand Teton National Park that is heavily trafficked during the day and frequented by visitors of all abilities. Like most trails in GTNP, it quiets down in the late afternoon and is pretty solitary in the evening. It is a mellow 3.3 mile RT hike or run that takes you to an amazing lake with stunning views of … Continue reading Taggart Lake // Grand Teton National Park

Phelps Lake // Jackson Hole

Grand Teton National Park is filled with amazing trails that are begging to be explored. As a 9-5er, these adventures are typically saved for the weekends, as many are long hikes that take you to stunning canyons or pristine mountain lakes. My favorite GTNP quickie is to the Phelps Lake jumping rock, which is on the northeastern shore of the lake. This is a heavily … Continue reading Phelps Lake // Jackson Hole

Snow King // Jackson Hole

Snow King Mountain is the smaller, lesser known ski resort in Jackson Hole. It sits right beside the town of Jackson at 7,808 feet, offering hikers and skiers 1,571 vert to play with, essentially towering over the downtown area. The Snow King hike is a local favorite and some residents proudly claim that they hike it not only once, but twice daily. The trails are … Continue reading Snow King // Jackson Hole

Lake Blanche // Big Cottonwood Canyon

Yes!! This hike really is my favorite in all of Utah. Why? It’s a killer workout that leads to a killer view. Best of all, you feel like you are in the middle of no where looking at the most amazing view of mountain lakes and peaks. You also get to see lots of wildlife including moose, mountain goats, and I’ve heard people have even … Continue reading Lake Blanche // Big Cottonwood Canyon