Monthly Archives: May 29, 2015

Memorial Day Mountain Mistakes

I had an interesting run-in over this holiday weekend. It was a great reminder of everything you SHOULDN’T do. Travel in the wilderness, especially in high-altitude mountains, requires a certain respect for mother nature. You never know when she will turn on you and you should always be prepared for her to do so! In…read more

Gear Review: Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Bottle

Ok – I’m a backpacker, so I’m not super picky about my water. It doesn’t need to be cold, just wet. It doesn’t need to taste like cucumbers or lemon, as long as it doesn’t taste like it’s been in the bottle for days. I picked up the mega-sized 40 oz Hydro Flask out of…read more

Gear Review: Double Time V-Tee by Title Nine

So full disclosure – I spent over 6 years working for Title Nine. Out of every piece of gear that I collected over that time (that’s a LOT of gear… my closet is stuffed!), the Double-Time V-Tee was my favorite piece. EVER. It’s the first technical shirt I’ve ever had that actually looked cute and…read more

Finding my Happy Place

This is my first foray into blogging.  I decided to call it “A Mountain Happy Place.”  Why?  Well there’s my obvious love for the mountains.  My hubby and I recently packed up our whole lives and moved away from our jobs, friends and the amazing community we had around us in Portland, OR.  We decided to go on…read more