A Weekend Up North


Luke and I packed up the car late on a Friday afternoon, got Patronus ready, then headed out for another trip to northern Michigan. Both of us were ravenously hungry after a long day of work, so we made a pit stop at Burger King along the way.  Luke got…

A Weekend in Northern Michigan


Luke, Patronus, and I headed up to northern Michigan to spend fourth of July weekend with our friends, Matt and Amanda and their two dogs. We spent Friday just hanging out, catching up, and relaxing with a bit of stargazing thrown in for fun.  I was amazed at how clear…

One Day in Munising


The city of Munising sits along the coastline of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. After finishing our backpacking trip of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, my friends and I decided to take a rest day in the city of Munising. We rented a really hotel suite.  We took hot…

Pictured Rocks Vlog


I recently did a three day backpacking trip of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in northern Michigan with my friends, Erin and Megan.  Here's a vlog I put together of some of the things we got to see and do during our hike. More Info: Backpacking the Pictured Rocks Backpacking…

First Hike of 2019!


On Saturday, Patronus and I set out on our first hike of 2019! It was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the high 40s, so I decided to skip my usual coffee time in favor of heading out to one of our favorite trails for an afternoon of hiking.…

Another Winter Hike


It was time for another outdoor adventure, so Luke, Patronus and I packed up the car and headed out to meet our friend Mike for a fun winter hike. The weather was at least 20 degrees colder than it was on my last hike, so Luke and I made sure…

Day Hiking with Dogs in December


When Patronus and I awoke, the temperature was in the 40s with no chance of rain, perfect for a weekend outdoor adventure! I put on my favorite cold weather moisture wicking shirt, an insulated vest, my favorite workout pants, and a bright orange hat, which is super attractive I know,…