Tag: adventure

  • Summit Lake [Hike 29/52]

    Summit Lake [Hike 29/52]

    Distance: 6.1 miles, roundtrip Elevation Gain: 1300 feet Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Hiked: 7.29.18 The summer hiking season is in full swing! After a break last weekend while Brighton and I shot a wedding, we were back at the hiking challenge. Today, we were joined by Brighton’s friends from work, Tyler & his friend John, […]

  • Visiting Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) [Kandersteg, Switzerland]

    Visiting Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) [Kandersteg, Switzerland]

    For our last day in Switzerland, we wanted to get any last-minute adventures in as we headed back north to Zurich. After discussing a couple options with Martina, we chose Oeschinen Lake in Kandersteg, near Adelboden. The lake is well-known among the locals of the Bernese Oberland, but less known among tourists. It’s also part […]

  • Paragliding in Switzerland

    Paragliding in Switzerland

    When I think of Switzerland, I think of Swiss Alps, the Matterhorn, and adventure sports with fantastic views. One of the parts I was looking forward to was paragliding! While we were visiting, we saw many paragliders floating through the sky against the mountainous backdrop. We had planned on going paragliding while in the Jungfrau […]

  • Adventuring through a Fairy Tale: Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren [Jungfrau Region, Switzerland]

    Adventuring through a Fairy Tale: Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren [Jungfrau Region, Switzerland]

    One of the areas I was most excited to visit was the Jungfrau region (within Bernese Oberland), which includes Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, and Lauterbrunnen. The region is named after the famous mountain Jungfrau (the name means virgin in German). When I was researching activities, I had noted down visiting the Jungfraujoch (The Top of […]

  • Visiting the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

    Visiting the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

    The Matterhorn. The Mountain of all Mountains. This icon of the Swiss Alps straddles the Swiss & Italian borders, and it has been on my bucket list since the first time I saw a photo of this beauty. Is it possible to have a crush on a mountain? #MountainCrushMonday The Matterhorn name is German, and […]

  • Bainbridge Island & Guillemot Cove [Hike 8/52]

    Bainbridge Island & Guillemot Cove [Hike 8/52]

    After spending too much time being indecisive about how to spend the sunny day, we landed on going to Guillemot Cove. I’ll be real for a second… It was not our favorite hike (because, let’s be honest, not everyone can be), but we did enjoy exploring a new area (Seabeck/Kitsap County). The trails are interconnected, […]

  • Oyster Dome [Hike 6/52]

    Oyster Dome [Hike 6/52]

    Looking to escape the winter storm warnings and for a change of scenery, we ran to the Chuckanut Mountains on the Puget Sound coastline. The drive was about an hour and half from Issaquah to better weather. This hike featured 180 degree views of the Puget Sound and magical mossy forests. Distance: 5 miles, RT Gain: […]

  • Lake 22 [Hike 4/52]

    Lake 22 [Hike 4/52]

    For Hike 4/52, we set out to Lake 22 for a very, very wet hike. We didn’t realize how heavy the rain was going to be, because by the time we were finished, we were soaked down to our last layer. You know that feeling when you feel like you cannot be anymore drenched from […]

  • Hiking the Narrows [Zion National Park]

    Hiking the Narrows [Zion National Park]

    This year’s Memorial Day was one for the books— We did one of the most unique hikes at Zion National Park, the Narrows. This hike, one of the Best American Adventures according to National Geographic, has you wading through the Virgin River in a narrow slot canyon that surrounds you with the 1,000-2,000 foot walls […]

  • Salt Lake City Questival 2016

    Salt Lake City Questival 2016

    Last weekend, I participated in an event called Questival. In a nutshell, it’s a 24-hour adventure scavenger hunt race. It was an awesome experience to do especially with a couple friends, and I would highly recommend participating if the event happens to come to your area. —————————————? ————————————— So, what exactly is a Questival?   […]