Tag: views

  • 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 […]

  • 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: […]

  • Rattlesnake Ledge [North Bend/Snoqualmie, Washington Hike]

    Rattlesnake Ledge [North Bend/Snoqualmie, Washington Hike]

    While we were visiting Washington in December, and after we signed a lease, we decided it was time to get out and enjoy the unusual sunny weather. We chose a popular hike in North Bend that was the perfect length that we were hoping for with great views— Rattlesnake Ledge. Distance: 4 miles, roundtrip Gain: […]

  • Tallulah Gorge & North Carolina Waterfalls [Mini Moon]

    Tallulah Gorge & North Carolina Waterfalls [Mini Moon]

    Note: This is part of our Mini Moon series.  For Part 1: Smoky Mountain National Park For Part 2: Asheville, North Carolina  On our final day of our mini-moon, we ventured a little closer to our “home” for the week. Brighton was feeling under the weather, and didn’t want to do anything too strenuous since […]

  • Red Pine Lake [Hike]

    Red Pine Lake [Hike]

    When I pick hikes, I typically look for alpine lakes, epic views for days, and a peak to bag. Red Pine Lake checked all of those boxes. While I didn’t bag Pfeifferhorn in the Wasatch front, it’s back on my bucket list, saved for another day. I was treated to some amazing views from the […]

  • Backpacking to Lake Mary

    Backpacking to Lake Mary

    I am just going to start off by saying that an adventure is not an adventure until plans change. We did “technically” go backpacking to Lake Mary, but we also went night hiking back. But first, let me explain… Brighton and I don’t have much experience with backpacking. We’ve been on lots of day hikes […]

  • Lake Blanche [Hike]

    Lake Blanche [Hike]

    Lake Blanche, we meet again. Finally! Let me provide a little backstory… Last summer, my first summer in Salt Lake City, I was still pretty new to the area and hiking (let’s be honest, Florida doesn’t have many hiking opportunities). I had heard the locals talk about this Lake Blanche hike as a favorite, and […]

  • I Love Queenstown!

    I Love Queenstown!

    June 1, 2013 Queenstown has definitely been my favorite city that we’ve visited so far. I love the city feel with the mountains and nature activities incorporated into their lifestyle! The Remarkable mountain range which is the scene that Queenstown is frequently pictured with is truly remarkable. People come here for an adrenaline rush and […]

  • A Short Day in Nelson

    A Short Day in Nelson

    May 23, 2013 It was another pretty laid back day for us here in Nelson. We got up early and went to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary. We learned about the invasive species in New Zealand and how these species have single handedly taken out certain populations of species that were not prepared to defend themselves […]

  • Seals on the Kaikoura Peninsula

    Seals on the Kaikoura Peninsula

    May 20, 2013 Good Evening from the Future! (It’s Monday night here.) Our itinerary today included a lecture from Dr. Devlin, a brief tour and lunch on the town, and hiking around the Kaikoura Peninsula. In our lecture, we got an overview of New Zealand and how it came to be in about an hour. […]