Ok, ok; that title is the most cheeseball thing I’ve ever written, but bear with me.  Valentines Day is for being gushy and ridiculous about the people we care about, so I wanted to channel that energy into the thing I love enough to start a blog about: BACKPACKING. My Body, My Choice Backpacking is such an empowering adrenaline rush.  Every time I put on my fully loaded pack and hike up… Read More

The one word that comes to mind when I think of Alaska is WILD.  That might just be some very successful state marketing, but it truly is the most wild place I’ve ever been.  Moose wander down the highways, bears hang out on bike paths around cities, whales enjoy the warm shallow waters of ports; when you’re in Alaska, there is simply no escaping nature. Last summer we spent 10 days visiting… Read More

Superstition Wilderness view, seguaro cacti drive to trail 110

Throw back to my very first backpacking trip!  As far as gear goes, I was woefully ill-equipped for this adventure, but the beauty of the desert and the historically charged final destination more than made up for my sore shoulders and barely there sleeping pad. The Drive The scenery up to the trail head is absolutely amazing.  The Superstition Mountains rise straight up from the ground to the east of Phoenix, with… Read More