olympic np

in january, I had knee surgery and so for the month and a half after, I had to keep to low-key activities for full recovery. it was boring as hell and I was getting ansty for new explorations but alas, my knee recovered. we started off in central washington trying to get to this ice cave…

cuba pt III

“we shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time” -t.s. eliot, little gidding after we’ve traveled the whole world and we’re old with wrinkly, leathery skin we’ll come back to where it all started confused by…

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…

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…

bryce canyon national park

I love utah. I love it so much that I’m borderline obsessed. for a couple of years, certain things led me to have hard feelings towards the state as a whole and now that they’ve been resolved, I feel like I’m playing catch up again and wanting to go any and every chance we get. andrew took…

zion national park

someone asked me why 59 national parks became a goal of ours and why now. as to why it became a goal, I thought the national park map I had gotten andrew was really cool when I was browsing on etsy and so when he opened it on his birthday, we were just in awe…