Charge Up!

It’s time to recharge those batteries. Literally, after a weekend on a mountaintop we need to charge up! We decided to transition from an eastern mountain range to a western mountain range that was just a little bit closer to work so the drive in on Monday morning wouldn’t be as long. That transition takes…

The Mountain and the Sky

The Mountain and the Sky (Check out our Instagram @otter_mayhem for some video of the vast landscape!) The first weekend of Vanlife has been very relaxing. As you read in the prior post it’s been a rough start with personal health and sudden changes in our finances, but we’ve made it through to the other…

One Eyed Meanie

One Eyed Meanie So far our first Vanlife problem has only been a headlight. We rolled into gas station on our way back from Spokane and found that our headlight was out. A headlight. Sweet, just a headlight. It’s not a real story of heroics or clever spontaneity to get us out of a tight…

Fording Rivers

Our first overnight backpacking trip was a success and my new backpack was wonderful compared to the first one! We traveled along the Otter Creek Trail, at least part of it. Let me show you what the trail looks like and you can see how easy it is to manipulate trail paths for your needs.…

Trial Trail

On Thursday we successfully completed our first trial trail!  We loaded up our packs, hit up the grocery store on the way out for some beef jerky and trail mix, and drove off to a local state park that offered a few trails ranging between 2 to 6 miles.  When we first arrived at the…

Camp Swinging

Good afternoon!!  I am going to start recording our newer hiking and camping experiences as we venture and branch out with trying  more intense camping with the girls. Today is shaping up to be a cloudy, humid day that awaits for bursts of rain to drain from the clouds.   Since we are stuck inside…