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Backpacking Adventures: Abbey Way Trail #151

On Sunday, after our small snack at the car, we closed the hatch and headed on our way to the next destination on the agenda.  The backpacking portion of our trip had concluded and now we were starting to engage in the car camp portion.  Car Camping is definitely not as “rough” as backpacking, but… Continue reading Backpacking Adventures: Abbey Way Trail #151

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Backpacking Adventures: Hell’s Hole Trail

With my full pack on my back and walking poles in my hands, I was ready for the adventure to begin.  I was only slightly intimidated by the name of the trail.  I pondered why someone would call it Hell’s Hole Trail.  Is there some kind of a deep and dark, bat filled hole at… Continue reading Backpacking Adventures: Hell’s Hole Trail

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Ebbs and Flows of Life

This weekend I embarked on a backpacking trip with my partner.  To say I was excited to take this adventure, was an understatement.  Knowing that I would be carrying all I need on my back and spending a full weekend in the forest was more than I could handle. On Saturday, upon arrival at the… Continue reading The Ebbs and Flows of Life

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Earth Day Adventures

This time last year I was preparing to embark on my first backpacking trip.  The excitement swelled inside of me.  To be out in the wilderness for a weekend, carrying only what I needed on my back was something new to me and it was adventurous.  And this made it something that I really wanted… Continue reading Earth Day Adventures

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Communing with Nature: Fossil Creek

Prior to the temperatures hitting the 90’s towards the end of this week, we ventured out this weekend on an adventure.  Well, it was an adventure for me.  Unbeknownst to me, the hike that I was embarking on would be a twelve (12) mile round trip hike with more elevation gain than I have ever… Continue reading Communing with Nature: Fossil Creek

Bipolar Disorder

When ok, isn’t really ok

I am in a good place. I wake up nearly every day and I feel refreshed.  Focusing on positives makes me happy.  In regards to some aspects of my life that are not ideal, I press forward, knowing that the situation is temporary and “this too shall pass”. With the start of the new year,… Continue reading When ok, isn’t really ok