7/59 – Everglades National Park | 02.01.15

The Everglades! You always hear about them in conjunction with Florida (it’s wet! It’s land! It’s WETLANDS!) but I honestly had no idea what to really expect. It was pretty awesome though! We got to see approximately a thousand alligators (okay, that’s exaggerating, but it was over a hundred) and see some really unique environments….

6/59 – BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK | 01.31.15

We didn’t get to spend a ton of time at Biscayne, which is okay. (Our primary purpose in the trip was admittedly Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which was rad beyond all reason.) Most of the good stuff is underwater, and we aren’t scuba certified yet! So we definitely plan to go back when we…

1/59 – Grand Teton National Park | 08.01.14

Back to the Tetons on our honeymoon, and finally a sign picture over two years later. To be quite honest, there aren’t many pictures of this because the trip was a teeny bit of a flop. We were borrowing an inflatable kayak from my boss (I was river guiding at the time) and the pump…

5/59 – Virgin Islands National Park | 05.11.14

I’ve said (mostly to myself) for years that if my future husband really knew me, he’d propose in a national park. Luckily for me, I snagged myself a guy who figured it out on his own… mostly. We had been talking about getting married for a while and the subject of rings came up (not…

3/59 – Yellowstone National Park | 07.24-27.13

We finally got up to Yellowstone when my brother and his wife invited us on a backpacking trip along the Bechler River! It was a pretty fun trip, but not without its own trials. I lost a lot of weight in 2012 (which I’m still struggling to regain, even now in 2016) and I was…

2/59 – Zion National Park | 03.12-14.13

Our early years of dating honestly didn’t consist of much national park attendance. I know it’s really sad, but it’s life. We made a lot of excuses, but mostly we both just worked a lot, and Brady was in school, and we were crazy poor. We also didn’t really have a ton of ‘communal’ gear….

1/59 – Grand Teton National Park | 06.18.12

The very first national park we visited together was Teton, after we’d been dating a little over half a year. We unfortunately didn’t get a sign picture (what was I thinking??) but I wanted to include a few photos to commemorate the occasion. It was a pretty brief little jaunt after we had gone to…

#ERT_2015 Day 14 – Drive Home – 08.09.15

Deciding to stay at Crater Lake for the night and sleep was an excellent choice! Haha. We headed out bright and early on our exciting adventure home. We saw a lot of smoke from forest fires :(, a lot of trees, and after a while, a lot of sage brush. Hahaha. After a long time,…

#ERT_2015 Day 12 – Oregon Coast – 08.07.15

Our first stop this morning was Cannon Beach. If you’ve ever seen the Goonies, you’ll recognize it. After enjoying a decent portion of the morning on the beach or tidepooling, we headed down to the Tillamook Cheese Factory for a tour and some lunch! It was cool to see the huge blocks of cheese, try…

#ERT_2015 Day 11 – Mount Rainier National Park – 08.06.15

This morning we had the option to either go on a hike that ran straight through our campground (which was awesome), or sleep in a bit. I chose the option to sleep in a bit (of course), and once everyone was packed up and ready to go we headed to the Grove of the Patriarchs….