Guidelines for Great Muesli

Years ago, while staying near the Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone with my mom and sister, I fell in love with oatmeal. The lodge served these enormous bowls of Montana Milling Oatmeal with fresh blueberries, brown sugar, walnuts, and a small pitcher of milk on the side. It was marvelous. Prior to indulging in this heavenly breakfast, to me “oatmeal” had meant those packet of instant, … Continue reading Guidelines for Great Muesli

Gifts for Gearheads with Too Much Stuff

As the holiday season approaches, days get colder, and that familiar smell of peppermint-and-pine-and-spice fills the air, there’s another thought that hits my mind: time to start buying gifts. It’s not that I’m all of a sudden filled with amazing gift ideas and I’m ready to shop – oh no. I just see all the signs for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and think, oh … Continue reading Gifts for Gearheads with Too Much Stuff

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Candy bar oatmeal: kid-tested, parent approved. Well, not parent approved, because I’m not a parent, but as a child-at-heart, this oatmeal is DELICIOUS. If you haven’t tried overnight oats when you’re out backpacking, I highly recommend it. You know those mornings when you want to get up early and get out of camp, and really really really don’t want to have to cook breakfast? Bam, … Continue reading Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Alaska Adventures: Part 1, Denali National Park

Sometime around mid-April of 2017, when I was particularly broke from spending money on my sister’s wedding and spending as much time outside (and as little time working) as possible in the rapidly improving PNW weather, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to go backpacking in Alaska. After about a month of hesitating, and watching the cheap ticket prices slowly increase (and still, … Continue reading Alaska Adventures: Part 1, Denali National Park