friends + feelings

Saving Chalet Martin

I stumbled upon Chalet Martin, a quaint hostel in the Swiss Alps that is full of love + personality, in the fall of 2015. I was on my first stint of truly solo travel + on a mission to spend the least amount of money possible. Partly because I’ve also […]

By Heidi Kumm, ago
friends + feelings

A Weekend in San Francisco

A few weeks ago I realized I had a long weekend off work…with nothing planned! I scampered off in search of cheap flights while convincing Robb the best plan was definitely to leave town. We ended up finding $80/person round trip flights to San Francisco. That’s about as far as […]

By Heidi Kumm, ago

Welcome

Oh hai + welcome to the oversharing! I live in the Rocky Mountains in a little tourist town surrounded by bustling ski resorts, rugged mountain peaks + endless miles of dirt ribbon trails.  My winters are spent working at a resorts’ emergency room while my summers are spent roaming trails […]

By Heidi Kumm, ago
trails + tents

Getting Back on the Splitboard

Winter is finally here, sort of. At least we’re getting a bit of snow here + there. Our trees aren’t exactly drooping in snowflakes + there are still plenty of rocks poking through the flakes we do have. But…snow is snow. We haven’t had many truly cold days but at […]

By Heidi Kumm, ago
friends + feelings

Being An EMT Is F*cking Terrifying

**disclaimer: there will be a handful of swear words scattered throughout this article — that’s abnormal for me + my writing — I’m sorry, but this is one time when I feel like censoring the force of my feelings takes away from actually writing this…for me or for you.** The […]

By Heidi Kumm, ago
friends + feelings

Accepting Reality // I Can Fix This…Probably. Not.

As I pull my phone from my ear + thumb over the red "hang up" button my mind is overwhelmed. For myself + more so for my friend. Ideas pumped through my mind, already full of possible worst case scenarios. Was my advice worthy of his situation? Did I say the right thing? Was I leading him astray with my own interpretation of the situation? Life was really doing a great job of punching him in the throat with one reality check after another. I knew he could handle it, but it still didn't seem fair. There has to be a way to make this better. Easier. Simpler. Yes, yes, I know! This problem is also not...my problem. The drama is not...my drama. Yet I want to help. I want to make a difference in the life of the friend I was just chatting with. There has to be a way for me to fix everything. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
trails + tents

Desert Bound + Ditching Domestic Endeavors

I'm headed off to chase some sunshine around the Utah desert. On Friday I'll be driving out to Moab to volunteer at the Moab 200 Mile Ultra race + the Mad Moose Events Canyonlands Other Half race for a long weekend of sand + sun. After I recoup from the sleepless nights + a long run of sweeping the Moab 200 course I'm headed further west. My destination is Capital Reef, for another long weekend of arches + pillars in the middle of the desert.

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By Heidi Kumm, ago