Demer’s Ridge
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We hiked Demer’s Ridge to Glacier View Mountain on my birthday. Hoping for a scenic summit view to celebrate, I feared I may be out of luck with some persistent, late-June snow still lingering at higher elevations. However, with its … Read More

Doris Ridge Fail
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After hiking up Big Mountain, we were pretty stoked to continue exploring all the trails northwest Montana had to offer. Two days later, we thought we’d take advantage of the extended summer daylight and head for Doris Ridge after Stephan … Read More

Danny On Memorial Trail
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Just a few miles north of Whitefish’s diminutive downtown, Big Mountain soars above Whitefish Lake to an elevation of 6,817 feet. In winter, the mountain is a popular ski resort. During summers, both hikers and downhill bikers flock to the … Read More

Welcome to Whitefish… and Life on the Road
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It’s been about a week and a half since we arrived in Whitefish, so we thought we’d give a little update of how we’re settling into the area and the digital nomad lifestyle in general: Accommodations: Our apartment is adorable! … Read More

Black Elk Peak & Little Devil’s Tower
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After three days of driving cross-country from North Carolina to Montana, we decided to stop for one full rest day before finishing up our last day’s drive. Eager to get outside and maybe even find a nice hike after being … Read More

Badlands National Park
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With its weatherworn maze of buttes and spires, Badlands National Park is one of the most unique and unexpected landscapes in the central U.S. Here, countless layered rock formations – primarily made up of claystone, sandstone, limestone, volcanic ash, and … Read More

Road Trip
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Moving back to Raleigh three years ago and trying to reassimilate after a year overseas was an emotional struggle I never expected. Life outside the U.S. and nomadic life in general suited me more than I imagined, and I couldn’t … Read More

A Long Weekend in Bourbon Country
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I had always been a beer and wine drinker. I would occasionally have a bourbon and enjoy it, but for a long time my feelings were that a standard Makers Mark pour felt fancy, and everything else was just too … Read More

Acadia & St. Sauveur Mountains
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After hiking to Cadillac Mountain’s congested summit for our ‘classic Acadia’ view (facepalm), we were keen desperate to find a more peaceful hike. I quickly searched the internet, and discovered the western half of Mount Desert Island was considered the … Read More

Cadillac Mountain, South Ridge Trail
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Cadillac Mountain is, perhaps, Acadia National Park’s most well-known landmark, and for good reason. Standing at 1,529 feet, it’s the highest peak along the North Atlantic seaboard. The mountain also has a fascinating geological history. Cadillac’s iconic granite slopes formed … Read More

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