I always knew that I wanted to go heli-skiing for my bachelorette party. But the more I researched, the more I realized that we could maybe get a little more bang for our buck if we looked towards a different kind of trip. I discovered the Sawtooth Mountain Guides after googling "Sawtooth Backcountry Hut Trips". With a $260/day price tag, I hesitantly emailed my girlfriends asking if they'd even remotely dream of doing a 3-day trip. Everyone responded within 24 hours. They were all in.
Spanning roughly 2,650 miles, the Pacific Crest Trail takes long distance hikers along the West Coast from Mexico to Canada. Thousands use the trail each year and its popularity has grown exponentially with the release of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, WILD. The trail is maintained solely by a group of volunteers, led by the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
Nestled at the base of the Pioneer Mountains sits an old ski lodge. The cabin was built in 1937 for skiers who were accessing the bowls of the Pioneers. The cabin is occasionally maintained by the Ketchum Ranger District, but mostly relies on the locals to keep it in shape. There are 3 sets of bunk beds inside the cabin and a wood burning stove. The message "Leave more than you take" is painted on the inside walls, encouraging all it's users to help keep the cabin looking good and functional for years to come.
Just a few girls with Montana in their blood, rushing through the VIP lines, and passing all the glammed up ladies to access the hottest clubs in SF. I woke up with stamps on my hands and down a couple hundred bucks.
At the age of 6, Annette Kellerman was forced to wear painful steel braces to support a disability in her legs. She took to swimming as a way to build strength and by age 13 the braces were off. This led to a career in the water from mermaid acts to high-dive shows. Some even credit Kellerman with inventing the sport of synchronized swimming.
ne of the most popular hikes outside of Portland, the Eagle Creek trail has something to offer any ability level of hiker. My mom was in town from Minnesota and since this was our first hike of the season, we decided to make it an easy one.
The first annual Cheley Friends Ski Trip took place in Steamboat Springs, CO over President's Day weekend. No bracelets were lost during this trip. However we were prepared with the teachings from Steve Zissou, just in case. Here is a little video insight on the trip.
The San Juan Islands have always seemed so Pacific Northwest: low, foggy clouds, lush green islands peeking through dark blue waters, and the Cascades looming in the background. When I decided to plan a trip to celebrate some of my favorite Gemini's birthdays, I knew that Orcas Island would be a great place to start with my exploration into the San Juans.