Goodness from the Blog

Trail Science: What’s That?

Trail Science: What’s That?

A few weeks ago, I went hiking with a couple of friends from college. It was a crisp, blustery, blue-skied Colorado fall day—the kind of weather where you start chilly, but continually need to strip off layers as you walk. In other words, the perfect […]

Monday Motivation No.31

Monday Motivation No.31

“She was a tribe she, by herself on her own   She had the strength of an army embedded within her bones.”   -r.h. Sin

Monday Motivation No.30

Monday Motivation No.30

“Transformation isn’t sweet and bright. It’s a dark and murky, painful pushing. An unraveling of the untruths you’ve carried in your body. A practice in facing your own created demons. A complete uprooting before becoming.”   -Victoria Erickson (Author, Edge of Wonder)

#TheGreatMigration

#TheGreatMigration

So for those of you who have been following along on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, over the last two-ish weeks, I embarked on what I called… #TheGreatMigration. A roadtrip of epic proportions from tiny, little Punta Gorda, FL to Seattle, WA—about as far as you […]

Monday Motivation No.29

Monday Motivation No.29

And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened.   -Raquel Franco

A Day In The Life: Backpacking in Olympic National Park

A Day In The Life: Backpacking in Olympic National Park

This one’s for all of the moms out there who, when their daughters say they’re going backpacking for the weekend, ask, “Well, what are you going to do all day?” “I’m going to walk,” I replied. “That’s it?” “Yep.” So to flesh out this whole […]

Monday Motivation No.28

Monday Motivation No.28

As a woman in science, this article warms my heart. Sophia Spencer, age 8, loved bugs.  Plain and simple.  Her mom enlisted the help of the Entomological Society of Canada to foster that passion. There are so many snippets from this article that I love. […]

A Request For My Wilderness Babes

A Request For My Wilderness Babes

Ladies, beautiful ladies. Alpine babes. Ladies of the lakes. Hiking heroines. Granola girls everywhere. Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar to you. You’re scrolling through Instagram, enjoying the endless stream of mountain porn, cute dogs in tents, and epic climbing photos. But then, bam. […]

Monday Motivation No.27

Monday Motivation No.27

Have you thanked your body lately? A Poetic Ode to Our Rockin’ Bodies

Things I Learned Road Tripping with Cats

Things I Learned Road Tripping with Cats

This post brought to you by Hurricane Irma. Your cat on the road is not going to look like this video. Really, this is an unrealistic expectation. Realistically, this is what your cat on the road is going to look like. Lots of howling. Earplugs […]