Solo Hiking Trips

This past year I started going on more hikes by myself. It started out as a necessity, friends aren't always available when the weather is nice, but I have come to really love my time alone out in nature (my parents hate it :)) .  Its empowering, peaceful, and allows me to not miss views like these. Also, wildflower season at Mt Rainier might be my favorite. I was able to catch the bloom back in August in between a few of my trips.

Salty Skin and Sandy Toes

It has been quite some time since I have posted and part of my goals for this year is to be more on top of that! Over the next few weeks I'll be catching up on what I have been up to since coming back from my Utah road trip in July. About 24 hours after getting back from Utah I hopped on a plane to meet my family on Oahu. The week was spend hiking, lounging on the beach, snorkeling, and eating some amazing pastries from Ted's (which was only a 5 minute walk from the house we were staying at).

The Last Leg of the Trip: Zion National Park

Although Bryce Canyon was my favorite park Zion still put on a fantastic show. We lucked out weather wise and were able to hike The Narrows on a day where flash floods were not expected. We did encounter some thunder about an hour and half in and decided to cut our hike short. We also made it to the top of Angels Landing, which was a pretty big feat for me since I am deathly afraid of heights.