About

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 in 2014. Now I live in Washington state, and work as an environmental educator and park ranger with State and National Parks. I’m also a graduate student and pretty soon I’ll complete my M.Ed. in Environmental Education (woohoo!). Which means it’ll be time to take a long walk again…

This blog was originally created to chronicle my Appalachian Trail adventure, as well as provide future thru-hikers a detailed resource. In 2019, I plan to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail and will update this blog as I go. And the ole’ gram of course: @peakedcuriosity

Why I hike:

  • Backpacking simplifies my life in a healthy way
  • I love the community
  • I feel very passionately about the National Trails System
  • I’m a bonafide nature nerd
  • I love learning about a place from the slow, intimate pace of walking – the people, the culture, the community, the plants
  • It’s a relatively affordable way to travel for a good while, and serves as a transition through major life events
  • I am happy on Trail

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, in whatever way makes sense to them.

 

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