Kili Training Hikes: McClellan Butte

It’s almost here! With only 2 weeks left before we fly out, I back up to the mountains for my last big training hike. I’ve done McClellan Butte before, but it was raining and cold and there was still snow at the top. Amy was out of town this weekend so I went with my…

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Kili Training Hikes: Mason Lake

This past Saturday, Amy and I did one of our last training hikes before we actually begin our climb! We’re both nervous and know we want to train as hard as possible, but we’ve also both reached burnout. We can’t wait until we can have a weekend to relax, and only go hiking because we…

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Birthday on the Beach

Last week we celebrated the birthday of my friend, former roommate and current travel partner Adrienne. We’ve been to Costa Rica, Morocco, Thailand and Cambodia together! It was a beautiful day as we’ve had an unseasonably warm spring here in Seattle, so she decided she wanted to spend the day at the beach. It turned…

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Kili Training Hikes: Tiger Mt

Way back when I was 19 or 20 years old, I started to get into hiking. My family was more into team sports and car camping, so we didn’t do much hiking growing up. The first trail I ever did was Tiger Mt, specifically West Tiger 3, in what is known as the Issaquah Alps….

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Kili Training Hikes: Bandera Mt

One of the pros of living in the Pacific North West is easy access to great hiking with beautiful views. One of the cons is that everyone has easy access. Even the tucked in, out of the way places see major traffic on beautiful weekends in the spring and summer. This Saturday, Amy and I hiked…

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Kili Training Hikes: Mt Si

Last weekend I did a training hike up Mt Si. For those who aren’t from this area, Mt Si is considered by most of the city as the hike to do to be able to call yourself a real hiker. It’s only about 45 minutes from downtown Seattle and at 8 miles RT and 3100′ elevation,…

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Seahawks Win the Super Bowl!!

The Lombardi Trophy! I know this isn’t really travel related, and I know I’m a little late to the party, but it’s my blog and I get to do what I want. I also needed some time to really let this settle in. One of my favorite teams in the entire world, the Seattle Seahawks…

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