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Goat Lake: Stanley, Idaho

Goat Lake in Stanley, Idaho is one of the local bucket list hikes in the area. After having lived here for a full two months, I was ashamed to admit that I hadn’t yet hiked it. So I set off for the trail head one afternoon to see what the hype was all about. Fast Stats on Goat Lake...

Sawtooth Lake in Stanley Idaho

Sawtooth Lake Loop Hike: Stanley, Idaho

A few weeks ago I set out with a group of my friends and coworkers for yet another Stanley, Idaho hiking adventure. I wanted to spend two nights in the mountains, leaving as soon as I got off work on Sunday. Due to conflicting work schedules, two of my friends could go the first night...

The Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Jobs

I remember when I landed my first out of state seasonal job after college. I announced to my family that I was moving to Colorado to work at a pizza shop in a ski town. They thought I was wasting my time and education. Seven years later, they probably still think the same thing.  I’m...

Hammock camping at Alice Lake Stanley Idaho.

Alice Lake Hike: Stanley, Idaho

Alice Lake is one of the many lakes in the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. It also seems to be one of the more popular hiking destinations around. Myself and four friends made an overnight trip and did the entire loop.  I made plans to do the Alice Lake-Toxaway Loop so I...

Two girls on the beach in Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka

Dikwella, Sri Lanka: My Home Away From Home

After leaving Morocco, I went to Sri Lanka without much of an agenda and I figured I would stay for a couple weeks. After finding a cool little jungle hostel in Dikwella, Sri Lanka on my fourth day and making a rad group of friends, that couple weeks quickly turned into six weeks.  A...

A smiling hiker wearing a backpack, snow is on the ground.

Reflections from Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s been over two months since I finished my winter pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago. I left Spain feeling as if I didn’t have any major revelations on this hike. After all, I’ve done a couple thru-hikes previously in addition to lots of multi-week hikes. What more did any trail have...

A glowing tent under the stars on the Jebel Sahro Circuit in Morocco's Atlas Mountains.

Trekking in Morocco: Jebel Sahro Circuit

Checking out a canyon on the Jebel Sahro Circuit. Trekking Morocco’s Jebel Sahro Circuit After climbing Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak, I wanted to get off the beaten track a bit and do some self-supported trekking in Morocco. After much research, I found out about the Jebel...

Trekking Mount Toubkal in the wintertime.

Hiking Morocco: The Mount Toubkal Trek

The Mount Toubkal Trek This past February, I did the Mount Toubkal trek in Morocco. (Clearly I didn’t get enough of hiking on the Camino de Santiago.) This was my first experience in the Atlas Mountains, and I was happily surprised to find snow in Morocco, a place I had previously...