mchugh peak

mchugh peak

In a stroke of pure amazingness, I got today off work (and so did Ben), so we woke up early, laced up our solomons and hit the road to get to a trailhead. I had been wanting to take Ben up McHugh Ridge since Cathy and I first set foot on it. And after a […]

shut up and… hike

shut up and… hike

Ben got home at 1:30am Saturday morning after an evening safeguarding the parks. I snuck out of bed around 7:30am. Did my laundry. Made salsa. Prepped Ben’s breakfast. Cleaned. Showered. And waited patiently for my best friend to get out of bed. Luckily the sun roused him around 8:30 and I pounced! He had to […]

the alet cure

the alet cure

To cure yourself from ALET (both the one participating and the one left at home), add: 1 part hiking  1 part fishing 1 part bonfire-ing Generous helpings of yummy foods, snuggles, and sleeping…  After four days of this regimen, one should find themselves successfully cured from the madness of alet!

Sitka, Alaska: commander’s weekend

Sitka, Alaska: commander’s weekend

This post has been finished and complete for the past 8 weeks BUT I could not post it. Wholly because I did not want everyone and their mother to know I was in Anchorage alone while Ben was in Sitka (you can’t be too careful these days!) But now you know that Ben has successfully completed […]

alaska law enforcement training academy

alaska law enforcement training academy

On February 22nd, Ben set sail for the Alaska Law Enforcement Academy in Sitka, Alaska. This 15 week long course was step 1 in his pursuit of becoming a commissioned peace office and Alaska State Park Ranger. It was so hard to be away for so long and we were only able to see each […]