Read Our Pacific Northwest Hiking Blog
Who We Are
We are co-founders Erin O'Shaughnessy and Amy Vining, two small-town friends from Oregon who love to hike and spend time outside and want you to do the same. We document hikes in the Pacific Northwest with stunning photos and informative (and funny) blogs, offering products we approve for hiking and everyday, comfy life. Our online store opens soon!
Amy and her husband love hiking with their dog, Rocky and are always looking for a beautiful new spot to take him on an adventure. Here's our collection of favorites so far this year.
erin's kick-ass hiking granola recipe
Move over, Cliff Bar. Now there's something tastier! Packed with dried fruit, oats and nuts, Erin's crunchier-than-crunchy granola recipe will make your day-hike in the PNW even better. Bag it up and bring it with you, or sprinkle it over yogurt before you go!
What's in the bag?
Ever found yourself out on a leisurely hike only to need something basic that you left at home? We've got you covered! Here's Erin & Amy's must-have list of items to pack for any Pacific Northwest day-hike.
Managing your period while traveling & hiking
Often times you'll find reviews of products online where the blogger has been paid by the company to write something wonderful. Our guest blogger, Jessica, was definitely not paid for this hilarious (and sometimes frightening) review of using menstrual cups to manage your period while adventuring. Get ready to laugh!
adventures in central america
Amy's recent trip to Guatemala was a life-changer. Two weeks in this beautiful country seeing ruins, landmarks, beautiful lakes and volcano peaks made for a magical experience. And the tacos. Ohhhh, the tacos!!! Read all about Amy's trip with her husband and two close friends on our "Beyond the PNW" blog!
weekend getaway at joshua tree national park
Erin recently lived in SoCal for about four years and visited Joshua Tree often enough to become an expert on having a great experience in this beautiful National Park. Read about Erin's recommendations for sleeping, eating and rock hopping at this US National Monument.