Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Inca Trail, Day 1

I’ve wanted to do the Inca Trail ever since I first heard about it in 2010. This June I finally got to do it! I was especially proud that I … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Snow Lake Hike & Annette Lake Hike

Great views on the way up to Snow Lake! The lake itself, still covered in snow but it’s melting fast. I didn’t go down into the basin due to the … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Granite Mountain, WA state

  This hike kicked my butt! We were in the middle of a heat wave, and it was the steepest hike I’ve tried. And that’s not even including the alternate … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mount Washington Hike, WA state

They say a rainy day in the mountains beats a sunny day indoors. Well, what about a sunny day in the mountains??   Since my last post, I’ve completed six … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Swakane Canyon Trail, WA state

In late June I’ll be doing something I’ve dreamed about doing for a long, long time – the Inca Trail! It’s a 4-day hike through the Andes, with Machu Picchu … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

In & Around Balestrand, Norway (July 2014)

On the shore of the Sognefjord, Balestrand is a tiny town with lots to offer if you enjoy being outdoors. I used it as a homebase for hiking and biking. … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stockholm Archipelago

During my five days in Sweden in July 2014, I spent two of those days in the middle archipelago. What is the middle archipelago? you may ask. Well, since there … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hiking in the Jungfrau Region

This dog kept barking at the cow, who would run a short distance, terrorizing the hikers. Then she would stop until the dog caught up again. This went on for … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fjords Day 3

I rented a bike and rode all the way around the Esefjord and Svaerefjord and back for a total of 40km. They’re smaller fjords so they feel more enclosed, so … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm is amazing, and my favorite part is actually the archipelago outside the city. There are over 25,000 islands, some of them so tiny they only have one house on … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cooking class (in Spanish)

At the end of March I attended a cooking class with my Spanish class. It was a fun way to change things up and get a chance to practice our … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Books read in the last 3 months

I’ve become a book reading machine! I have re-discovered my love for reading, and the kindle makes it incredibly easy to read anywhere. Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

I love my new Kindle Paperwhite!

I had been considering buying a tablet or e-reader ever since I realized how much I had been reading over the summer on my tiny smartphone using the kindle app. … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 1 Comment