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Lake of the Woods: Day 2

It’s 7:30 am when I finally decide to emerge from the tent. Gannon barely slept (as usual) and has been up for a couple of hours. He has started my water boiling and I proceed to make some pour-over coffee. We have converted to pour-over in the RV, so when I found some disposable pre-made… Continue reading Lake of the Woods: Day 2

Hiking with Holly

Lake of the Woods: Day 1

Our destination is Lake of the Woods in the Desolation Wilderness area of the Tahoe Lakes Basin.  It is situated off the Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail just south of Lake Aloha.  Previously hiking by Lake Aloha in 2015, we have high expectations for this small lake nestled right by it.  It is… Continue reading Lake of the Woods: Day 1

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Getting Back Out on the Trail Again

I cannot believe that it has been almost 3 years since our last backpacking trip. Life on the road, having an elderly dog (who has since passed), Covid, and the CA/NV wildfires had disrupted something that we really loved doing. I was excited when I found a last minute/walk-up permit in Desolation Wilderness. It was… Continue reading Getting Back Out on the Trail Again

Faith, Hiking with Holly, Marriage, Off Trail Adventures, Off Trail Musings

Life Update: Living Full-time in a RV During a Pandemic

As I sit here cuddled up in my bed, my husband is trying to give our dog (Jack) a bath in our RV shower.  I can see and hear their frustration, so I’m giving very helpful comments from the comfort of the bed.  Ha-ha. Jack hasn’t had a bath in a very long time and… Continue reading Life Update: Living Full-time in a RV During a Pandemic

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When Your Home Starts Becoming Just a House

It’s the memories that matter. Not the stuff. Painting over the growth chart on the wall was a huge step for me, and I did that myself as a way to help let go of this current season of life. My home is becoming just a house.

Hiking with Holly

Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

Starting out at Agnew Meadows or going to Thousand Island Lake was no new hike for us, but taking the River trail was something new. Two years ago when we hiked from Mammoth to Yosemite, we took the PCT/ High Trail out of Agnew Meadows over to Thousand Island Lake.  But this time, I was… Continue reading Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

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Blog Hiatus but still traveling!

Sun's out, top down! I've been taking a break from writing on the blog for a while, but Gannon and I are still traveling and finding new adventures. When it's the right time to write, I'll be back, but in the mean time, follow me on Instagram to see what we're up to! https://www.instagram.com/hikingholly/

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Life After Jack

It has been a month since we said goodbye to our dear sweet Jack. I have to say, that the first week was extremely difficult. We all lived soo close in this RV together, that it was very strange not to have him with us anymore. The weather in Baton Rouge was dark and stormy,… Continue reading Life After Jack