Backpacking the Loowit Trail

Don’t do it. Just don’t. Just kidding but for reals, there’s truth in every joke. The Loowit trail is a 35-mile hike circumnavigating the base of Mount St. Helens. We hiked it over Memorial Day at the end of May 2016 and it was NOT my ideal way to spend a holiday weekend. Here is…

Backpacking the Timberline Trail

I actually  have very few negative things to say about this hike (shocking, I know). My expectations were misaligned (meaning, I get stressed out when I KNOW we should cover 14 miles in a day and we only cover 10) but overall I found this hike to be thoroughly enjoyable (all complaining aside). We parked…

Packing for your Epic Adventure…

I’ve had a few opportunities in the recent past to go adventuring with the Bearshield (aka my hubs) and I’ve learning a few things along the way. First and foremost – he packs all the necessities aside from my clothing and toiletries and if he didn’t, we’d be screwed. Like, epically screwed. I wasn’t even thinking about needing things like a can opener, towels, or a handheld air pump until they magically appeared in my camp.