Patagonia – Cagliero Glacier Trek

“I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find the perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying toContinue reading “Patagonia – Cagliero Glacier Trek”

Patagonia – hiking to Laguna de Los Tres

My hiking adventure in Patagonia started out in the quaint little town of El Chalten. This hiker’s paradise is the equivalent of a typical ski resort…like Park City or Whistler. Most of the hikes are a short walk from town, and post hike, it’s a given to find yourself at a watering hole enjoying yourContinue reading “Patagonia – hiking to Laguna de Los Tres”

It ain’t just about the good parts

I don’t want my writing to be focused only on amazing trips and adventures that went according to plan, that’s not being real. Our real lives are messy, filled with moments of pure, unexpected joy and equally shitty moments that we would rather forget. Many of my greatest moments have come after dark nights, twoContinue reading “It ain’t just about the good parts”

Wonderland Trail – Life in a Bob Ross Painting

Hiking keeps me tough but consistently humbles me by showing me where I have yet to go, all that I have yet to learn. What have I taken away from hiking the Wonderland trail? I’ve learned that the hiking community is filled with an inspiring, friendly, and all around great group of people. It taughtContinue reading “Wonderland Trail – Life in a Bob Ross Painting”

Wonderland Trail – Have you ever seen the rain?

Day 7 – Mystic Camp to Sunrise Camp 8.9 miles: 2400 Gain, 1900 Loss Last night, the temperature dropped quite a bit and rain persisted throughout the night. There was no break in the weather this morning which meant packing up camp in the rain. And this wasn’t the typical Seattle drizzle, this was fullContinue reading “Wonderland Trail – Have you ever seen the rain?”

Wonderland Trail Day 5 & 6

Disclaimer: The Well Pickled Wonderland trail journal is more about my experience on the trail vs. descriptions of the trail itself. If you are looking for specific details on the actual trail, terrain, etc. I recommend picking up the book – Hiking the Wonderland Trail, written by Tami Asars. Listed mileage and elevation were sourcedContinue reading “Wonderland Trail Day 5 & 6”

Wonderland Trail Day 3 & 4

Disclaimer: The Well Pickled Wonderland trail journal is more about my experience on the trail vs. descriptions of the trail itself. If you are looking for specific details on the actual trail, terrain, etc. I recommend picking up the book – Hiking the Wonderland Trail, written by Tami Asars. Listed mileage and elevation were sourcedContinue reading “Wonderland Trail Day 3 & 4”

Wonderland Trail – Day 1 & 2

Disclaimer: The Well Pickled Wonderland trail journal is more about my experience on the trail vs. descriptions of the trail itself. If you are looking for specific details on the actual trail, terrain, etc. I recommend picking up the book – Hiking the Wonderland Trail, written by Tami Asars. Listed mileage and elevation were sourcedContinue reading “Wonderland Trail – Day 1 & 2”

Finding myself on the Wonderland Trail

When she laughed she was beautiful, when she cried she was beautiful, but when she was determined…she was sexy as hell. – Matt Baker I moved to Washington in October of 2016 and spent the first two summer’s on my road bike, training for and completing rides from Seattle to Portland and Seattle to Vancouver.Continue reading “Finding myself on the Wonderland Trail”