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Camping at Whitney Portal

Mt. Whitney - Sierra Nevadas

Camping below the tallest mountain in the lower 48

Looming at 14,506 feet, Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. Many individuals come to this area for the accomplishment of summiting this beautiful peak. However, did you know that Whitney Portal has one of the best campgrounds in California? If you’re not into climbing, camping at the Whitney Portal is a must-do for anyone vacationing in the Sierras. Continue Reading

Mt Rainier National Park

Ode to August – Time to Get Outside!

Hello summer! Wow, it’s been a crazy few months and a long time since I’ve put any adventures up on Mountain Lovely! While blogging is so much fun, it’s time consuming and is the one area of my life…

Mt. Bachelor Bend, Oregon
Lifestyle Outdoors

Local Living in Bend, Oregon

Weekend Travel Guide for Bend, Oregon Nestled in the heart of Central Oregon, Bend is a pretty special place (and that’s an understatement). With the mountains as a backdrop, the town offers year round outdoor recreation, making it a…

Telluride CO Winter
Lifestyle Outdoors

48 Hours in Telluride, CO

Two Days in the Heart of the San Juan Mountains Situated in a box canyon in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride, CO, is one of Colorado’s famous mountain towns. With 360 mountain views, it’s hard to…

Snow pit evaluation

AIARE Avalanche Training with American Alpine Institute

Part 1: AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Training Avalanche training is a must for anyone who is interested in alpine touring or backcountry skiing. Even snowshoers and snowmobilers can benefit from avalanche training – anyone who is interested in backcountry…

Bend OR Broken Top Trail
Hike Outdoors

Best Trail Running in Bend, OR

7 Top Trail Runs Around Bend, Oregon Bend is mecca for trail running. Situated at the base of the Oregon Cascades, there are endless options for trail runs in the area. Most of the hiking trails in the Three Sisters…