Emma

Emma is an army veteran, a mechatronic engineer by trade, and an adventurer at heart. She grew up in the Swedish mountains, and somewhere in between chasing reindeer for photographs and her parents bribing her with chocolate to ski another mile, mountain life became a part of her. She played every sport she could fit into her schedule, and eventually came to compete in cross-country skiing and adventure racing. All grown up (questionable), she still chases endorphins every chance she gets, and also takes an interest in self-development, group dynamics and leadership. In 2019, she'll attempt a NOBO thru-hike of the CDT.

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CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics, Miscellaneous, and Snow Gear

CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics, Miscellaneous, and Snow Gear

In this fourth post in the series on gear I'll be bringing for my CDT thru-hike, I'll get into electronics, miscellaneous, cold weather gear, and

Jan 19, 2019 : Emma
Gear List, Part 3: Tools, Toiletries, Medical Kit, Repair

Gear List, Part 3: Tools, Toiletries, Medical Kit, Repair

Time has come to dive into the third part of my CDT gear list. If you missed the first part, on my big three, is here. Now let's look at toiletries,

Jan 14, 2019 : Emma
CDT Gear List, Part 2: Cookware, Water, and Food Storage

CDT Gear List, Part 2: Cookware, Water, and Food Storage

In my tiny BRS Stove that weighs a mere 0.9 ounces to boil water in a TOAKS long handle spoon. I carry a BIC mini lighter and usually a small gas

Jan 12, 2019 : Emma
CDT Gear List, Part 1: My Big Three

CDT Gear List, Part 1: My Big Three

It's a new year and most of us aspiring thru-hikers are in the midst of planning our upcoming adventure. What gear to bring, and not to bring, is one

Jan 10, 2019 : Emma
CDT T-90 Days: A Status Report

CDT T-90 Days: A Status Report

Are you feeling the excitement yet, fellow aspiring thru-hikers? I sure am. It hit me once the Christmas leftovers were all eaten, and the New Year’s

Jan 7, 2019 : Emma
The Trail Helped Me Become Who I Already Am

The Trail Helped Me Become Who I Already Am

With light feet I followed the trail as it made its final turn before coming to an end at the shelter that marks the summit of Mount Whitney. I

Dec 19, 2018 : Emma