Cochrane: Willow Ridge Ranch

Cochrane: Willow Ridge Ranch Treating myself to a trip to celebrate graduating university was something I’d always planned to do. I was more so imagining a backpacking trip in Europe or South America – but the universe clearly had other plans in mind. With the pandemic making travel a no-go, sticking close to home was … Read moreCochrane: Willow Ridge Ranch

Oatmeal That Slaps

Oatmeal. A breakfast staple…especially for multi-day outdoor adventures. But let’s face it: oatmeal can be so boring. To make things worse, many store bought packets lack energy boosting nutrients and are loaded with added sugars.  Since eating more oatmeal than I’d like to admit, I couldn’t stand the thought of eating another bowl on a … Read moreOatmeal That Slaps

Packing for Your Dog

Adventure Packing List for Your Dog Food (and water!) Especially if your route does not have easily accessible water for your dog! Food/water bowl (Light weight and collapsable are best!) Extra smelly and yummy treats (in case you need to win over their attention!) Leash (FYI: National parks REQUIRE all dogs to be on a leash – otherwise expect a hefty … Read morePacking for Your Dog

Must-do Outdoor Adventures in & Around San Francisco

Outdoor Adventures – San Francisco & Bay Area – I initially started this post with the words “I don’t know what it is about San Francisco, but I friggen love it there.” I then realized that this wasn’t true… I absolutely know why I love San Fran so much: it’s full of adventure, it’s incredibly … Read moreMust-do Outdoor Adventures in & Around San Francisco

Upper Kananaskis Lake: A Winter Gem

Upper Kananaskis Lake: A Winter Gem The epic hikes off of Highway 40 just West of Calgary are familiar to many outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer, this area of Kananaskis booms with eager hikers – but winter brings a special kind of magic to this place. At the very end of the skinny, winding “Kananaskis Lakes … Read moreUpper Kananaskis Lake: A Winter Gem