Adventure and exploration are at the heart of our family. Mountain Mama was created to share that passion with other families.


My name is RyAnn, and I am a mom to 4 amazing kids. Two beautiful teenage daughters, an energetic teenage son, and my “little tornado”. Life is never dull. As a family, we enjoy getting outside together and exploring the Pacific North West, which we are lucky to call home. Whether that is hiking a trail, climbing at a local crag, or driving to a tourist town to try new food.

The name “Mountain Mama” came from the suggestions of my children. When I decided to start writing about our adventures I asked my family for help in creating the name and look of this blog. I was afraid the name was too simple or similar to others, but my daughters were adamant that I leave it. They said that is who I am, after all, a proud, loving mama, who feels most at home in the mountains.

So I’m taking the many things I’ve learned over the years, and hope to share those tips and tricks to inform, inspire and connect with other families to get outside.