Winter hiking tips and lesson learned the hard way For those of us who enjoy our summers, it's often difficult to find motivation to hike in below-par temperatures. Even though I grew up in Minnesota, I have never really enjoyed winter weather. But I have learned some ways around the cold and still found joy … Continue reading HOW TO BEAT THE WINTER GLOOM!
The Star Dish of Thanksgiving
Since going plant-based, I've had to rewire a little. Since the turkey was always my favorite dish at Thanksgiving, I've had to redirect my attention a little bit. A good cook can make a decent turkey or ham but an amazing cook can make veggies taste just as good if not better than the "main … Continue reading The Star Dish of Thanksgiving
HOW HIKING CHANGED MY LIFE
In an age where the term "anxiety" is loosely used, it seems as though everyone has anxiety. Experience some trauma, add-in some stress, and you may start to unknowingly develop anxiety. If you don't realize you have it, you are either in total denial or blissfully ignorant . . . and that's ok. Just pray … Continue reading HOW HIKING CHANGED MY LIFE
ALL THAT FOR A DONUT?
I knew there was a reason why I had been procrastinating doing a full 14er. I had been hiking since childhood but couldn't quite explain my lack of desire to hike a peak . That was until the 3:02 a.m. alarm titled "This is fucking crazy" went off on my phone the morning of my … Continue reading ALL THAT FOR A DONUT?