February 2018 | Impact Day | Red Rock Canyon Open Space

This is my first season as a Wild Keeper and I couldn't be more excited! Initially I planned to join the group clean up at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, but as Impact day grew closer I realized I didn't want to be driving and going that far in a potential snow storm.ย  Instead, I [...]

National Park Series | Lava Beds National Monument | California

I picked to include this park just after we visited which was a good idea at the time of scheduling this post but led to a very long post...so enjoy! Lava Beds NM is in North Eastern California, it's secluded and serene. It's been a National Monument since 1925, it's one of the earliest and [...]

3rd Annual Prairie Creek Redwoods 5K Race 2016

This was our 3rd year attending the Prairie Creek Redwoods Race in Orick, CA. This year we were a bit more out of shape and hadn't been to the gym in a while so we opted for walking the race, which was fine by us. We finally got to really enjoy the views and scenery [...]

September Fun- Kendra’s California Trip Part 1

Kendra arrived a few weeks ago and we did a lot. After picking her up, drinking some wine and calling it a night. The next day we started her trip going to Yosemite National Park as we wanted to try to avoid the crowds. (this only partly worked) Even though the falls didn't have any [...]

2nd Annual Prairie Creek Run in the Redwoods 5K

Last year, this was not only the first time they held the Prairie Creek 5k/Half Marathon but it was also the first race I ever ran. This year we returned to run it again. (Here is last year's post)ย  My NikePlus App has trouble keeping up with me on the densely covered trail around the [...]

Hiking the Crags

My life is in a state of completely unknown. Hubby is actively seeking a job, our 2 PT jobs won't pay rent for another month and we are now without healthcare. {PS hey congress go back to work please} The only things keeping me sane are my library books {Homeward Bound by Emily Matcher and [...]