Travel & Tourism

Wind River Peak in a Day

Wind River Peak in a Day

NOTE: I know this is a long post. It was a long hike. If you’re interested in hiking and climbing Wind River Peak, you’ll find key information in this blog. If you’re not interested in details, etc., I hope you’ll at least enjoy the photos and video at bottom. Or, here’s [...]

Muir Beach Bliss

I was in the San Francisco area all last week for meetings and a presentation. It was a treat to return to the Marin Headlands, and area I fell in love with during my frequent trips to the area in the past for mycoaching courses.
Last week I was headed to the hotel gym when I [...]

Frontier Girl Eats Oysters For First Time

I just returned from Boston. It was my first visit. What a city! Among other things, I toured the Freedom Trail, ate oysters and New England clam chowder, quaffed a Sam Adams beer in the famous Cheers bar, and ate pastries from the North End. Lots of pastries.
A highlight was meeting up with Christine Perkett, [...]

To Get My Feet Wet, or To Not Get My Feet Wet? Lessons in Leadership from the Arctic

To Get My Feet Wet, or To Not Get My Feet Wet? Lessons in Leadership from the Arctic

Last August I experienced two weeks of backpacking in Alaska’s Brooks Range and Arctic National Refuge. It was epic.
By epic, I mean the experience was life changing and unforgettable. It was beyond scale. The scenery was epic – truly, out of this world. The people with which I shared the experience – who started [...]

Epic Adventure – and Longing

Epic Adventure – and Longing

Hi. My name is Shelli. I’m 43 years old. I have been married to Jerry for almost 20 years and we have three young sons, Wolf, 11, Hayden, 9, and Finis, 4.

This is a post about a wife and mother’s longing. It is also [...]

Life is Full of Micro & Macro Route Decisions

Life is Full of Micro & Macro Route Decisions

(Note: Here’s a 4-minute video blog of the same)
Most of us have an idea about what we want our life and future to be. Call it our destination. It’s where we’re headed. It’s the life that we’re trying to create. It’s what every day we’re working toward.
There are many ways we can get there. And [...]

Route Finding in Life

In your life, are you following a well-traveled trail or charting your own course?

My Brooks Range People Made Me Better

My Brooks Range People Made Me Better

This is Post 2 in a series about my recent Alaska Brooks Range backpacking course.
It was Aug. 6, the afternoon before the start of my NOLS Brooks Range Hiking course. I was in Alaska, enjoying the comforts of the Ah, Rose Marie Bed & Breakfast, in Fairbanks, while waiting for others enrolled in the course [...]

My NOLS Brooks Range Hiking Course: Not a Vacation or Guided Tour

My NOLS Brooks Range Hiking Course: Not a Vacation or Guided Tour

Greetings from my beloved Frontier of Wyoming. I am re-entering upon returning from my National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
For two weeks, I backpacked a country that is so big and unending and wild and spectacular that there is no way I can adequately communicate [...]

Alaska’s Brooks Range or Bust

I leave you with this video blog as I depart for my NOLS course in the remote Brooks Range and Arctic tundra of Alaska.