Category Archives: Outdoor Adventures

RV trip #2 – trip of 400 miles and two nights in the RV

I took a 400 mile and two night trip this past weekend. Lots of learning happened and I’m really glad to have planned these shorter trips before the big trip to Denali. Some of the highlights that are RV specific: … Continue reading

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Denali overnight adventure – the first trip out in the RV

It’s currently shoulder season in Denali National Park which means that anyone can drive into mile 30 and camping is free at Riley Creek Campground. With that in mind I headed out with my friend Caroline to Denali National Park … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing Chena Lakes & new photography skill using the heal tool

I’ve been sick for the past week and haven’t even felt like working on photos. But I’m finally on the mend and just finished working on my photos from snowshoeing at Chena Lakes with my friend Susan nearly two weeks … Continue reading

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cardio is hard

Day two, elliptical.  Barely lasted 5 min. Whew. Four months until the Denali trip, need to get my legs and knees in shape for all the hiking I want to do there and all summer.

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Snow shoes with my first ever car lockout

On Sunday afternoon I headed out to Chena Lakes to do some shoe showing with my friend Sarah. I nearly canceled since it was -10F earlier in the morning, but by the time we got out there it was just … Continue reading

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Dec 21: luminary walk, aurora, bridges and a train

I drove to Denali National Park on solstice to take part in their first annual Luminary Walk with my friend Susan. It was about -15F when we arrived, but we did the mile-long walk anyway! There were a lot more … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing, Chena Lakes    

My friend Caroline and I headed out to Chena Lakes for a short snowshoeing adventure on Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Considering we had plans to clean the snow and cover the top of my RV with a tarp prior to this … Continue reading

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Showshoes, drinks and hot water at Chena Hot Springs

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day outside after 10 days of having a nasty cold and being mostly housebound. My friend Caroline and I went to Chena Hot Springs and snowshoed the Monument Trail, rumored to be “under three miles” … Continue reading

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Denali with longer lens

It’s shoulder season again so I went to Denali on Thursday. We left Fairbanks at about 10am and got home at 11pm which made for a really long day.  Although the park had snow over the previous weekend (during lottery … Continue reading

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Denali trip, Sept 11 – Eielson shuttle

On Friday, September 11, the second day of our three-day trip to Denali, we took the Eielson Visitor Center shuttle tour. It was the first time we’ve ever done this and though we enjoyed the tour, I now have complete … Continue reading

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