Adventure Guide: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Bayfield Peninsula

So you’re planning on visiting the Bayfield Peninsula and Apostle Islands? Awesome, I’m totally stoked for you! After spending the summer working as a kayak guide in the Islands and living in Bayfield, I would love to show you around. I’ve broken up this guide by length of stay as well as included an “adventure … More Adventure Guide: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Bayfield Peninsula

2017’s Greatest Misadventures: On the Water, Trail, and Road

2017 has been an eventful year for me. I had the opportunity to experience some really amazing things, from interning at the Kellogg Biological Station to playing around in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Glacier National Park. Social media tends to give the impression that all things—travel, our personal lives, camping—are always fun and easy, … More 2017’s Greatest Misadventures: On the Water, Trail, and Road

Lakes, Mountains, and More: Five Montana Adventures Worth Repeating

This past August, I visited Western Montana with my family. We stayed in Whitefish, Montana, driving into Glacier National Park and stopping at the National Bison Range, as well as playing in Whitefish Lake. From day tours to hikes and paddling, we had a blast in Montana!  Paddle a Mountain Lake Our very first night … More Lakes, Mountains, and More: Five Montana Adventures Worth Repeating

Avalanche Morning

5 am wake up calls always seem to hurt—I hate leaving a warm bed, I hate the feeling of my feet hitting a cold floor. But if I have my alarm set for 5, it’s usually for a good reason. My good reason this particular time was trailhead parking in Glacier National Park—parking you won’t … More Avalanche Morning

Make the Mistake

I don’t want to be the person to tell you that all mistakes are good, or that even the worst things you will grow from, because frankly that’s obnoxious. Maybe it is true that even the hard, sucky, parts of life make us stronger, but I don’t think telling anyone in the hard, sucky parts … More Make the Mistake

Trail Guide: 5 Adventures in Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is known for its waterfalls, clear water, and of course, it’s cliffs. There are many different ways to experience the rocks, ranging from boat tours to backcountry hiking. Last week, my brother and I spent a few days kayaking, hiking, and adventuring in the area. Here’s what we did, and … More Trail Guide: 5 Adventures in Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore