the little things.

the little things.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault Transition to work. I went back to work on February 1. Ben stayed home with Sam for two days while I made this transition. Then a few days later, Sam had his first days away from […]

(not so) Lazy Mountain

(not so) Lazy Mountain

When we moved out to the valley, I set my heart on destroying some Mat Su Peaks. I had such a marvelous time last year falling in love with hiking and just couldn’t wait all winter to find myself with my Salomons on, dirt underneath, and some peaks in my sights. Ben and I had […]

hatch peak-nic.

hatch peak-nic.

On Tuesday, I was able to get off a work a little earlier than normal. I braved the traffic back to Wasilla and on the way, stopped in at Fred Meyers to grab the “freddy special”. The “freddy special” is a wonderful meal plan that I came up with when Ben and I were in […]

wherever is your heart i call home.

wherever is your heart i call home.

Well, after the most depressing caribou hunt ever, Ben and I still had one day off together and we could not let it go to waste. So after sleeping in and eating some peaches, we strapped on our hiking shoes, grabbed our trekking poles, and set out for Skyscraper Peak in Hatcher’s Pass. Cathy and […]

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 […]

cathy & katie: Rendezvous Peak & Alpenglow

cathy & katie: Rendezvous Peak & Alpenglow

Today was amazing! Cathy and I found ourselves on another excellent loop in the Chugach State Park. Cathy graciously picked Ruby and I up this morning at 9am and drove us up to Arctic Valley where we set out for the saddle between Mount Gordon Lyons and Rendezvous Peak (further forth called Rondy Peak because […]

cathy & katie: Flat Top Loop

cathy & katie: Flat Top Loop

Cathy and I could not wait to find ourselves in the hills this past weekend. We set out earrrllly on Sunday morning and started up the Flat Top Trail. The morning was perfect and we quickly got up high, looking out of over Anchorage, the ocean, and Denali peaking up over the fog!     […]

Mt. Baldy & Ridge to Blacktail Rocks

Mt. Baldy & Ridge to Blacktail Rocks

Today, Cathy, Amy, and I (along with our trusty sidekicks, Oliver and Ruby) set our eyes on Mt. Baldy in Eagle River. We met at my house at 9am and then drove trusty Matilda the Subaru up to the trailhead (thanks to the handy navigating of Amy)! We set out for the hills; opting to […]

January & February – this and that!

January & February – this and that!

January and February has been full of a lot of this and that. Walks, talks, hikes, skis, and food – basically sums it up! Lots of work for both of us which has taken us in slightly different directions. Since we don’t have days off together at the moment, we’ve had to really focus on […]

Little O’Malley & Kincaid Beach

Little O’Malley & Kincaid Beach

Little O’Malley On Tuesday, My dad and I set off for Peak 2: Little O’Malley. Little O’Malley doesn’t sound hard and for you amazing hikers out there it definitely wouldn’t be. But for me… the super steep climb up to the saddle was super exhausting!!! But I did it!!!! My dad swung by and picked up […]