The Icefields Parkway | 08.03.17

Sometimes on these trips I feel like the universe gets together and decides to give me something really amazing when I’ve had a few disappointments. I was admittedly feeling pretty sad about Kananaskis and Moraine Lake, but it didn’t take more than a few kilometers into the Icefields Parkway before I didn’t feel bad anymore….

21/60 – Joshua Tree National Park | 05.06-08.17

I’ll admit it- this trip got off to a ROUGH start. We were doing pretty well with packing the car and getting everything ready to go, and all we had left was some last minute grocery shopping (because I’m of the opinion that food shouldn’t be put in the cooler until the absolute latest moment…

#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….

#ERT_2015 Day 10 – Olympic National Park – 08.05.15

After arriving to camp pretty late in the evening (and setting up our tent in impossibly hard ground in the dark) and a long day ahead of us, we got less of an early start that I’d hoped, but we still got on the road in decent time. In the morning some of us explored…

#ERT_2015 Day 8 – Whistler to North Cascades – 08.03.15

This morning started off pretty leisurely, and the only bad thing that happened was that I lost my favorite hairbrush. 😦 First world problems, I know. Anyway, we also had a bit of a tough time finding where we were supposed to go for our TreeTrek, which was put on by ZipTrek EcoTours. Side note:…

#ERT_2015 Day 7 – Revelstoke to Whistler – 08.02.15

We started out our morning with our first “big” grocery stop, at the Walmart in Salmon Arm. It was a little strange to be in a Walmart but not find the things you’d find at the Walmart at home in Utah. I’ll be honest though, we bought and drank a ton of Five Alive. One…