Thursday, November 29, 2012


"Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they're supposed to run wild until they find someone, just as wild, to run with."
~Carrie Bradshaw
Here's to a girls best friend & the one man who never tried to tame me. I heart my dog.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What If

I hope I never look back on my life some day & ask "What if?".

Friday, November 23, 2012


After stuffing myself on a Thanksgiving feast yesterday, I thought the best idea possible was to throw on a bikini & show off my post Thanksgiving body. *insert music here*

We packed a dog for each person into my house mate's truck & set off towards Idaho.
We arrived just after sunset, donned our head lamps, & took off down the last trail I had to complete in my book (Missoula Day Hikes, 80+ hikes w/in a days drive of Missoula). It was a short 1 mile hike near the trailhead of Jerry Johnson hot springs. So after our strenuous flat half mile in, half mile out hike, we continued down the trail towards JJ. We were lucky to find ourselves alone at one of the pools to celebrate my finishing of the book w/ a bottle of champagne.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I have more than my fair share of things to be thankful for this year. They include many, many people, places, smiles, lessons, & experiences. To many to name, but I hope that I can appreciate these things on a day to day basis & not just once a year. Thank you to all who are in my life for who you are & may you feel as blessed each & every day of the year as I do.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I made this decision some time ago & have already shared it w/ my closest friends so that they hold me accountable for my words. Now I'm choosing to share it w/ everyone so that I hold myself accountable as well.

I've given myself an ultimatum. If I don't find something, wether it be career, person, or hobby, to become completely passionate about here in Missoula in the next year and a half, I'm packing the Baja & leaving. While I believe I'll forever have a secret love affair w/ Montana, my life feels stagnant here & I yearn to feel passion in my life again.

believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you learn to appreciate them when they're right. You believe less so you eventually trust no one but yourself. & sometimes, good things fall apart so that better things can fall together.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Goodbye Hiking Season

 After striking out on three different trails today (two b/c of impassable roads due to snow, the third trail was closed due to controlled burning) I am sadly coming to the realization that hiking season is quickly coming to an end this year. So now it's time to dig my heels in to other projects & wait for the snow to melt (which is pretty sacrilegious thing to say in Missoula, shhh, don't tell them I hate the cold). Goodbye hiking season...

Road Wide Open

The road ahead is wide open. Only fear can block the way.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

And Then There Was One

I'm so close to finishing this hiking book I can taste it. It's been over three years in the works, but I have whittled it down to one last hike. If all goes according to plan, I will be finishing that last hike w/ a bottle of bubbly at Jerry Johnson hot springs on Thursday night.

My friend Julia & I wandered into the woods nearing dusk for a quick adventure & found ourselves at the top of a mountain before descending next to a beautiful but impassable stream. This was the turnaround spot for our adventure, and the next to last hike in my book. *fist pump*

Friday, November 16, 2012


I've been a bit distracted/sick the past few weeks. Life is an adventure that never ceases to amaze me (& I hope that never changes).
In the mean time I hope you have tricked & treated, rocked the vote, thanked a veteran, & told someone you love them. Oh, & smile. It's going to be a good day...

Friday, November 02, 2012

Missoula's Day of the Dead

I believe the Mexican's have the right idea in celebrating this holiday, so every year when Nov 2nd come around, I join in on the celebration of life in honoring death. Some friends of mine joined in on the celebration this year, as we remembered those who are no longer here w/ us.