Hole in the Wall – 5 Days in Glacier’s Backcountry

"The next morning our spirits were lifted. We only had 4.5 miles to do that day, and at the end of it was Hole in the Wall! It was a breathtakingly beautiful hike down into the bowl where camp was, and we explored the hanging valley before any other hikers arrived."

Pitamakan and Dawson Pass Loop

All the wobbliness in our legs disappeared during this section of the hike, and we were in a state of complete bliss. 

A Big, Big Move

As many of you may know, I recently moved to Montana. A small town of just over 4,000 people and a very popular summer vacation spot - this town welcomed a sunflower-lovin' Kansas girl into it's very limited housing market back in January. To say that moving here was the most terrifying thing I've ever done … Continue reading A Big, Big Move


As you read this, imagine a bee. Where is it? What is it doing? Is it big or small? Are you scared? Annoyed? What do you do about it? When most people imagine a bee, myself included, they imagine a honeybee or bumblebee. These two types of bees have become the face of them all … Continue reading Bees


Ah, jellyfish. Fish made of jelly that aren't really "fish" at all. I think most people can appreciate the unique beauty of jellyfish on TV or from behind glass, but not many people seek to find themselves inside a bloom any time soon. I can say from personal experience that a bloom of jellyfish can … Continue reading Jellyfish

10 Easy Ways You Can Positively Impact the Environment

Everyone wants to be a positive influence on the environment. Whether it's an educated, conscious decision or just a subconscious evolutionary need depends on the person, but alas, it's a part of us all. Even so, changing your lifestyle can be incredibly difficult, and the desire to be environmentally friendly is often not enough motivation … Continue reading 10 Easy Ways You Can Positively Impact the Environment

What is the Importance Series?

That's a very good question. A few years ago, a dear friend of mine said to me "jellyfish aren't even important, all they do is sting and float around" ...or something along those lines. The point is, I was shocked to hear this, and I proceeded to write a short (somewhat comical) essay on why … Continue reading What is the Importance Series?