kings canyon national park

a couple of months ago, I had to go up to northern california and thought that on the way back home, I would stop at king’s canyon national park. andrew and I had been to king’s canyon together before a few years ago but it was different going by myself (he had class). since I’ve met andrew,…

redwood national park

redwood national park is honestly one of the most magical places in the world. I’ve included an excerpt from my daily journal that I had written on 24 july 2016 to give you an idea of just how magical it was/is: …we hiked the trillium trail with the whole forest to ourselves and as we did,…

crater lake NP/lassen volcanic NP

today is the national park service’s 100th anniversary so I thought I’d post crater lake and lassen volcanic in honor of. the original plan was to celebrate at one of the national parks but death has encompassed us in a heartbreaking way and support during these dark times will forever be our first priority. we were…

grand teton national park

I don’t even know where to start. I’m probably going to have to use my journal because I’m always at a loss of words when it comes to the grand tetons. I know that yellowstone is the prized possession of wyoming but holy crap, the grand tetons! I left the park with these feelings that I…

yellowstone national park

I’ve been putting yellowstone and grand tetons off for awhile now… I’ve had a hard time figuring out how I wanted to say certain things, more so in the grand tetons entry but adventures are piling up soooo….. we had been planning yellowstone for weeks. each week for a month we were supposed to go…

OUR WEDDING pt II – loved ones

just as part one, this post has been sitting in my draft folders for awhile now. there are no words in the english language or any language that will fully express how thankful I am to and for our friends and family. words like ‘thank you’ and even ‘love’ are petty compared to what my heart actually feels….

sequoias, pinnacles, JT

I want to keep this specific post as simple as possible with only my favorite picture from each park because at the moment, I strangely feel the need to preserve the memories. therefore, this may be a boring post to you, which I’m okay with. and if you follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen these.. except…

alabama hills, ca

for weeks all I had seen on social media was alabama hills. alabama hills this, alabama hills that. we were supposed to go to kings canyon national park for the second time but thought we should check this place out since it was apparently all the rage. welllllllll it definitely was/is. all of the campsites…

petrified forest NP/horseshoe bend/antelope canyon

for andrew’s spring break, we obviously wanted to add another national park to our list but were incredibly indecisive about which one. one of the best parts about living on the west coast is that this is where most of the national parks are… I guess that’s why they say the west is the best;) also,…

OUR WEDDING pt I – joshua tree

this post has been sitting in my drafts folder for three months now. I’ve written and rewritten it hundreds of times but could never find the right words that I thought truly conveyed how I felt on our special day. I decided to split this up into three parts in hopes of sorting out my thoughts…