We were supposed to be going on a full day hike that included sunshine, the lake, a big group of friends and a few beers. But of course, plans change and people get busy and I get injured. Stupid ankle.
When I told my friends I wanted to do an Olympic Peninsula day trip, they quickly agreed. What they didn’t realize was that they were going to get a 5am Saturday morning wakeup call for it. Good thing they love me.
Basically, I started hiking solo because I wanted to get into hiking and my friends were either too busy (we have totally different schedules) or they were just uninterested. But it was something I wanted to do, so screw everyone else.
I had been wanting to head to Cherry Creek Falls for quite a while, but I had read some not-so-great reviews about the conditions. They were completely wrong.
I have been trying to get people to hike with me, but with little success. One night, I was sitting at a bar with my best friend and her boyfriend, and another friend who is bar tending. I decided to throw the idea out there to the crew. “Who wants to hike with me on […]
I have been talking to my family a lot about ‘the plan’ and what I am trying to accomplish, but living a life you love starts today. So when my mom asked if I wanted to go hiking over the weekend, I was more than a little excited. I didn’t grow up considering her to be ‘outdoorsy’, […]
We had our biggest group ever for our 4th (maybe 5th?) Leavenworth Oktoberfest. Lucky for me, my best friend’s family has a house in town so we get to spend a lot of time there. For those who are unaware, Leavenworth is a Bavarian themed town in the North Cascades. It was transformed in the […]
Sometimes all you need to do is get out of the house. A few weeks ago I convinced one of my best friends to go on a very last minute Sunday morning ‘hike’ with me. Let’s be honest, it was more of a long walk with a stair set in there somewhere. But it was […]