Hofers explore Europe: Demark

October 19th - October 21st, 2015 


Backpacking through Europe has been something Hofe and I have wanted to do since we got married, and as soon as we found out we were pregnant we knew we better make it happen while we still had the chance.

OWA Backpacking Trip

Adventure Date: August 20th - August 23rd

Backpacking while pregnant














Just because your cooking a human doesn't mean you have to stop going on all your awesome adventures. You may have to make some adjustments but its still totally doable. Hiking and even backpacking are no exception. Here are some tips to keep you on the trail while carrying a baby in your belly and a pack on your back...

Our biggest adventure is coming March 2016!


I should probably just be fired from blogging with how much I stink at staying on top of it. Already halfway through my pregnancy and just now getting around to doing a pregnancy update or if you haven't heard - our biggest adventure is coming March 2016!

TMI - Zion

Adventure Date:  June 5th - June 8th, 2015

I always love going to Zion National Park but this trip will always stand out in my memories as one of my favorite and most special.

Canyoneering

Adventure Date:  May 9th 





I am only like 5 months behind on catching up on our adventures, not too bad right? Haha. Well I blame it on the new job I got. I'm an Advanced EMT in the ER and it is AWESOME.

Escalante


Adventure Date:  April 24th - April 25th, 2015


I love getting to meet new friends who share my love for adventure and the outdoors. I was a little nervous to go on a weekend camping trip to Escalante with people I didn't know, I almost bailed so many times.

Red Rocks, Nevada

Adventure Date: March 26th - March 29th, 2015


After wanting for soo soo long we FINALLY made it out to Red Rocks (Nevada) for a week of climbing in the sun. This place is so incredible, I wish we would've gone there sooner!


When it come to climbing trips this one was as good as it gets! We rated it a 8.5 out of 10. The reason it didn't receive a 10 was because it was so stinking hot!

25th Birthday Celebration in Zion

adventure date: March 21st, 2015


I am so lucky to have such amazing and adventurous ladies as my friends! We drove through the night, up a dirt road into the middle of nowhere & camp on some BLM land, and woke up with the best view! Then spent the day hiking in Zion National Park. Wahoo for 25!

Solo in Capitol Reef National Park

Adventure Date: February 28th, 2015



MOAB

Adventure Date: February 13 - 16th, 2015 

Angels Landing

Adventure Date: January 18th, 2015 

Sundial Peak

Moes Valley

 

adventure date: January 16th - 19th, 2014

Bells Canyon

 adventure date: December 6th , 2014

ridgeline exploring


Little Cottonwood Canyon houses some of my favorite mountains to get lost in. Full of beautiful granite and hidden lakes. Many Saturdays this fall I set out to wander and chart the heart of LLC. I would just pick a random path and start hiking, or trail running (if i was feeling extra energetic). It was exciting getting to explore new places, and motivating to push myself to keep going a little bit further to see what was around the next bend, or the view from the next peak. Usually I have a hard time turning this wild curiosity off, making it difficult to tear myself away from my exploration and turn around to start on the journey back. In my head I tell myself, "just a little further"...which turns into "I'll head back after I get to the top of this mountain"...and then "5 more minutes". This leads me to digging deep for a last burst of energy to pick up the pace so I can cover as much ground as my remaining minutes countdown. Anyone whose gone hiking we me can likely relate the same propaganda I used to convince them to keep going just "a little" further. Sorry I just can't help it! Usually I end up being 45 minutes late or so to whatever civilization responsibility I had commitment. When I finally convince myself to retrace my course I can't stop thinking about what beautiful landscape or treasure views I'm missing. 


These pictures makes me super sad though... when I was hustling back after traversing some ridgelines I lost my new helinox trekking pole. Yes that gold beauty you can see in the photo bailed out of my pack along the way. :( So sad. If by the super miracle chance someone found it (I think near the trailhead bathrooms up by albion basin past alta) I would be so grateful if you let me know!


Now buried under feet of snow these peaks and alpine lakes feel seem like a totally different place, which means I should probably go explore some more....