Gift Guide for the Adventurous

Ive created a list of my favorite pieces of gear I love and use all the time and some pieces I have only recently discovered, and a couple that are just fun. I've also found some great new products that really promote leave no trace and sustainability and have found them to be terrific additions [...]

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Road Trip: Beyond Glacier – Part 2

Day 5 continued On our way out of Glacier we stopped in town for a couple of delicious almond milk lattes and some local advice on where to grab breakfast. We were only on the road for another 10 mins before we arrived at our breakfast stop: a small, family-owned restaurant that happened to be [...]

Adventure in a box

I've been an avid outdoors woman for over half a decade now. I know just as well as anyone how much time and money goes into accumulating all the gear you need for a successful adventure. Whether it’s just a weekend camping trip, your first overnight backpacking trip, or a summer road trip that you've [...]

Off Grid Camp: Mount Jefferson

  I love summer camping trips. Im not sure if it's the smell of a camp fire 24 hours a day, river hair, dusty sandal-tanned feet, never changing out of your swim suit, hammock swinging, reading books, kayaking lakes, endless starry nights, or just the feeling like everything is perfect. But all that never even [...]

Ape Caves & Trail of Two Forests

A relatively short drive from Portland up highway 503 past Cougar, lies a series of lava tubes on the south side of Mt.Saint Helens. Ape Cave Lava Tube is a popular attraction in the Mount St. Helens National Monument and the longest lava tube in the continental United States at over two miles in length. The Hike: The Ape cave is divided [...]