In an attempt to say “no thanks” to the typical 25th birthday, which according to my generation includes a quarter-life crisis where you wonder what you’re doing with your life and why you aren’t as so-called successful as your peers, I decided to do something different: I challenged myself to climb 25 boulder problems. I … Continue reading 25 Climbs for 25 Years at Rocktown, and a Perfect Weekend in Chattanooga & North Carolina
Throughout my travels, I’ve slept a lot of places. My tent has been pitched on plenty of plots of land, and then there have been the less dignified nights snoozing at truck stops or sleeping in my hatchback in Walmart parking lots. I ain’t too picky when it comes to catching a few hours of … Continue reading Cozy bunks, robust coffee, and a killer crew at The Crash Pad hostel in Chattanooga
If you know me, you know one thing: I don’t like to stay put for too long. After two weeks of recovering from my adventures in (and around) Salt Lake City, I’m once again packing my bags – I’m off on a climbing trip to Rocktown and Stone Fort! Niko and I visited Stone Fort … Continue reading I’m adventuring north to Georgia and Tennessee for some climbing and Chattanooga lovin’
Throughout the winter months, my climbing pals have been itching to head north to crags in Tennessee and Georgia. I have also craved an outdoors adventure, but the thought of spending a night sleeping outside in below freezing conditions usurps my desire to get my hands on real rock. Frigid wind blowing through a flimsy … Continue reading The Crash Pad of Chattanooga revolutionizes the hostel concept for adventurers of all breeds
To celebrate my 22nd birthday in October, Niko and I adventured off to Chattanooga for a weekend of exploring, local eats and even a little climbing. We visited the Tennessee Aquarium, strolled the streets of downtown and spent a few hours at my favorite crag, Little Rock City. The most lasting impression was made by … Continue reading Meet Lumpkin, the Ageless Pumpkin from Chattanooga
I didn’t come up with this plan on my own – in fact, I probably never would have realized how perfect Chattanooga is without outside influence. However, as soon as someone asserted that Chattanooga would be an ideal city for me to live in, everything clicked. How had I not seen it before? Everything about … Continue reading Top 6 Reasons I’m Moving to Chattanooga
I’ve kept you waiting long enough, so here you go readers – the long-awaited film photographs from my 22nd birthday potluck and my trip to Chattanooga have finally been developed. I had a wonderful pair of birthday weekends, and naturally must thank my amazing friends and boyfriend for their company. My birthday potluck illustrated how … Continue reading Long lost photography from Chattanooga & my birthday potluck!
Spring is swell, and autumn is amusing (and winter, well, it’s woeful if you ask me) – but summer is forever. My mission this season has been to embrace the idea of microadventures, and just get outdoors as often as possible. Whether it’s camping in the backcountry, hiking after work, or just going for a … Continue reading Outdoor Essentials for an Endless Summer
Can I just take a minute to gush about how delightful it is to have Amble around again? How much more magical being outside is with my partner-in-adventure? It’s almost too much. Campfires feel warmer, sleeping bags are snugglier, and trails always seem to get a little messier. She was born to be an outdoor … Continue reading Getting Wild 4 Backcountry
Since my year in the van ended, I’ve gone on quite a few road trips – but they’ve all been little league status. Circuits around western Colorado, weekends in Moab, driving from Miami to Sarasota for a wedding. All great trips, but nothing quite like the long stretches of endless road and vague plans of … Continue reading I’m hitting the road – to the southeast!