10168219_455759851223578_1285877342_nI, Montana, used to live near the sandy beaches in Florida. But then I fell in love with rock climbing, mountainous terrain, and hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Now I live in Washington state, and work as an environmental educator and park ranger.

This blog was originally created to chronicle my Appalachian Trail adventure, as well as provide future thru-hikers a detailed resource.

Why I hike:

  • Backpacking is one of the simplest lifestyles possible.
  • In the outdoors I feel free, self-sufficient and live in the moment.
  • Nature plays a central role in both my work and my personal life.
  • Public lands are an inspiring concept, and I feel it is my job to protect and appreciate it.
  • There’s plenty of time to think in nature.
  • And I love opportunities to meet people in “the wild,” and make meaningful connections.

I started this blog as a way to share stories, what I learn, and raise awareness of environmental issues. My goal is to inspire others to become acquainted with nature, too.



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