When it rains it pours

When you plan a trip months ahead of time you have no way of knowing what the weather will be. And so when the trip comes and the forecast is looking less than ideal you have no choice but to grit your teeth and bear it. That is exactly what we did for our family […]

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Glacier Peak: What Goes Up Must Come Down

Right after the euphoria of summiting I always experience the slightest tinge of dread in my stomach. Now we have to go down. And someone once said, some crazy percentages of climbing accidents happen on the way down. Time to put my guard back up and practice that CONSTANT VIGILANCE that Mad Eye was always […]

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I do

Okay, this is breaking a little bit from our typically very outdoorsy theme, but I just wanted to butt into our own adventures to tell you that Kyle and I have officially embarked upon a different kind of adventure: marriage. On July 29th we stood in the middle of a giant circle of our friends […]

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PCT Food Review: Dinner Pt. 2

Are we still working our way through dinner? Geez! Only one thing to do: power on. Next up, ramen. Shoyu Ramen/ Spice Miso Ramen: Justification: I feel like we liked ramen (good amazing homemade noodle ramen) before it was cool. I mean now there are ramen houses all over Seattle. But our favorite restaurant in Seattle […]

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Spring Cleaning

It’s around this time of the year that I get a little antsy and want to change up the blog. And so I am going to do just that. Before I get underway I wanted to inform everyone about the changes and a couple of other upcoming things. Blog Changes:  So like I said I […]

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Up and Down

We were all up and ready to go by 1:00am, as had been our goal. Sarah said she didn’t feel so hot but she wanted to try climbing anyway. I felt fine physically but mentally I was feeling a little bit apathetic. I was sleepy and thirsty and cold already. Let’s do this. We started […]

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Altitude

The courtyard at Summit Orizaba was littered with different four wheel drive vehicles, all of them sporting the hostel’s logo on the side. Kyle had been keeping his fingers crossed that we would get to take one of the Jeep Wagoneers up the mountain, so he was a little pouty when we were told to […]

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The Man I Can’t Live Without

If my life was a book there would certainly be many important characters, but one man would stand out. If I am the protagonist in my story then he is my partner, my side kick, my inspiration, my words of wisdom, my motivator, my guide, my heart, my lover and my whiner. He is unpredictable […]

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Chekhov’s Gun 

The next morning we woke up early, determined to get into the Timberline Lodge right in time for breakfast. The terrain was a little bit more difficult than we had expected though and even with the help of a podcast. Running a little late we made it into breakfast, walking past people dressed in their […]

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