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New Year, Same Me

Through all the stress and ups and downs, the fights, the making up and helping others through hard times, I have to say, Damn, 2017 was a success! Travel: Went back to Arizona to see more beauty of the American Southwest. Added another pin in Ohio to my NPS map. Visited Michigan for the first time. Weight Loss: Got back to the gym, lost 30 lbs (and gained 10 back but hey, my ski pants will button and zip up...

My Favorite Outdoor Inspiration

Below is a compilation of my favorite quotes made to push us to get outside and enjoy the experiences the world has to offer, or just truly live an authentic life to the best of our abilities. Of course, Muir, Abbey and Emerson provide this inspiration, among others. John Muir Thought to be one of, if not the, most influential naturalist and conservationist in America. John Muir has been called “The Father of our National Parks.” I am also on...

Australian shepherd at a waterfall

Only Hike 10 Into My 52HikeChallenge

It’s 19 weeks well into 2017 and I’ve walked only 10 hikes dialing in about 28 miles. I decided to enter the 52HikeChallenge last year and was also slow in 2016, ending at I think around 43 hikes. I am going to go try and hit the goal this year, and have plenty of catching up to do. Dialing in 6 miles on #Hike9 of our #52hikechallenge2017. A little behind but we’ll catch up this summer. ? {2017 Total: 26.7} A post...

A Twenty-Something’s Quest for Adventure Friends

It’s the 17th of January, a week when all the resolutioners begin to drop like flies at the gym. I, on the other hand, had dreams of blowing the blog up this year. Unfortunately I am still on the slow track of one post a month, if that… Weekly post goals didn’t even make it into January. I’ve set small goals for myself to achieve through out the year, though. Get better at photography. Hike more. Get in shape. Meet...

Unplugged. A Soliloquy.

I find it almost amusing that this is my topic of choice as I type this on my iPhone when I should be sleeping. We have no wifi access in the house so why not use my data plan? My life revolves around digital as I manage that aspect of a marketing department, my attempt at a personal social brand, my dog’s Instagram… I take pictures with a DLSR camera that I am still learning to use. I find recipes for dinner on...