Mount Washington

Mount Washington, also known as Agiocochook by some Native American Tribes, is located in the Presidential range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Historically the White Mountains were the home of the Abenaki and within the White Mountain National Forest archeologists have found numerous prehistoric Native American sites which indicate that indigenous people had…

Trekking Patagonia: A Perspective on Becoming a Mother

Over a year ago my husband and I traveled to Patagonia. Not only was it a trip of a lifetime it was also supposes to be our last hurrah before starting a family. On that trip I had a lot of time for reflection on motherhood and the changes it would bring to my life….

Hiking: Mount Morrison

When many Southern Californians head to the beach during the hot summer months I prefer that glorious drive up the 395 to the Eastern Sierras. The goal of my latest trip was to summit Mt Morrison. Morrison is a 12,000 foot peak which is perched above Convict lake. It’s about an 8 mile round trip and there is no designated trail head so it involves some bushwhacking and game trail navigation. The views are worth the work.

Lessons From an Epic Adventure

I had an epic adventure this weekend. I do not mean the kind of “adventure” where you go on a pretty hike snaps some cute photos and post it on instagram with the hashtags #adventure. I mean a nitty gritty – there is a small chance we may not make it out of this with…

Patagonia: Kayaking the Rio Serrano

I’m finally getting back in the swing of things since getting back from our trip to Patagonia. I plan on writing about all the amazing things we did and saw on our trip and I decided the best way to start would be with what I think was the highlight of our trip: kayaking the…

Hiking : Middle Palisade

Elevation- 14,019 Distance- 12 miles round trip ( An estimate – the last part of the hike is off trail) Oh Eastern Sierra, how I love thee. The only part I do not love is having to wait till 8am at the Ranger Station surrounded by pushy Mt. Whitney hikers just so I can get…

Womans Climbing Day: Joshua Tree National Park

My friend Valarie Anderson recently had the wonderful idea of an all woman climbing trip. We loaded up the cars and headed out to Joshua Tree National Park. It was such a pleasure to spend the day climbing with a group of strong kick ass women. Here are a few photos from the day. If you…

To a New Year: Part Two

The second half of my new year’s weekend was spent climbing in New Jack City. I am not typically one for sport climbing, I prefer the security of cracks over tiny little face holds which I put no trust in. I will gladly make an exception for New Jack City however. The dark rocks, the…