My First Backpacking Overnight

My First Backpacking Overnight

After all the many years of camping and hiking I've done, I had never had a true backcountry overnight until this past summer.  Jesse and I had been slowly collecting lightweight gear over time -- gear is expensive! -- and we finally felt like we had enough support to endure our first overnight.

a Personal Update

apersonalupdate.jpg

I wanted to share a little personal update since I basically fell off the face of my blog since the beginning of August.  Life has taken a huge transition in a good way, but it's definitely given me less time to dedicate to my written space on the interwebs.

At the beginning of August, I left the freelance world and started a job at GNARBOX!  I'm insanely ecstatic about it and my personal mental health has taken crazy leaps forward since beginning this job.  I'm literally over-the-moon about working at GNARBOX, especially since I backed them on Kickstarter 2 years ago.  Life has somehow come full circle and now I'm working there and utilizing my photography within the team.  I still have moments where I look back and think, "Oh my goodness, HOW did this happen in life?"

It's been one of those jobs where I utilize pretty much every interest I've ever had in life: graphic design, photography, filmmaking, blogging, etc.  Plus, working at a startup has always been my dream and it's so worth it.

Although I'm jumping for joy, I'm in a little bit of a pickle trying to figure out how to find personal time to devote to my blog.  So please bear with me as posts will probably be a bit sporadic while I adjust to my newly structured life!  

If anyone has any tips and tricks they want to share with me, then go for it!

Reader Survey Time!

Reader Survey Time!

Hello my dear reader!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing your support!  I am forever grateful that you take the time out of your day to read the posts that I pour my heart and creativity into.

In order to serve you more accurately, I'd love to know a bit about you, what your favorite posts are, and the kinds of activities you enjoy.  Please fill out the completely anonymous survey below to help me help you!

East Fjords, Iceland: recommendations & photo journal

East Fjords, Iceland: recommendations & photo journal

The East Fjords of Iceland are a much lesser visited and far more remote part of the island, along with the West Fjords.  While most people stick to Northern and Southern Iceland, the East and West Fjords are the areas where you can really escape into the Icelandic countryside.  With barely a car on the road or a person in sight, it doesn't get more beautifully remote than trudging along the gravel roads that zig-zag between the ocean and the mountains.