Backpacking Trip: Mount Hood Timberline Loop

Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon, climbing up from sea level up to 11,250ft. She’s one of the Pacific Northwest’s (potentially active) volcanos and home to the iconic hotel featured in Stephen King’s The Shining,  Timberline Lodge. In the winters, folks ski Mount Hood via Timberline or Meadows, but in the summer months, Mount Hood National Forest…

Here Today, Gone To-Maui!

Last week, I turned off my on-call pager and left the Fab (clean room) for good. It’s been a wild ride as a Technology Development Engineer at Intel, but this girl is moving on to a new, exciting position (bonus: still at Intel!)! There’s a new job on the horizon, folks! Smiles all around, baby. I…

Thankful

Time flies when you’re having fun//being an adult with a real world job (not always synonymous). There are so many things I am beyond thankful for lately. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving this week: a list! These days, I am thankful for… 1.) The lush, vibrant colors of Pacific Northwest trails. Over weekends not on-call,…

Fluffy Hats and Velvet Robes

In last post’s major catch-up sesh, I somehow managed to forget one very large trip: Boulder, for our PhD graduation! This has to be documented. Weez and I flew back to Colorado to visit friends and family, and were honored to participate in the University of CO hooding ceremony. Felt very fancy and full of tradition/silly hats/photo-ops….