Thank you for visiting my blog!

My name is Andrea, and I’m simply a Capricorn wandering through this thing called life. I currently live with my boyfriend Alex and our fur kids Hannah (pitbull mix) and Mya (German shepherd mix).

Born and raised in a suburb outside of Minneapolis, I visited parks occasionally and began to really dabble in hiking, paddling, camping and other outdoor activities in college. My love of the outdoors has grown substantially since then and I’ve added geocaching to the list.

I’m far from an expert, but I’ve learned a few things along the way. Such as not taking a selfie when walking on the side of a mountain in Colorado (trail, meet foot; other foot, meet… air?!). Or that car camping and backpack camping are quite different (it’s only 1.5 miles, so we can make multiple trips!). Or that carrying 100+ ounces of water when backpacking is more work than needed when you’re only hiking 1 mile and 3/4 of that is straight up a steep hill. What fun would it be if everything went according to plan anyway?

Andrea and Alex in Tettegouche State Park, along the north shore of Lake Superior