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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Dear CDT Diary, Let the Adventure Begin

Dear CDT Diary, Let the Adventure Begin

It’s 1:30 a.m. and I wake up with a startle from what seems to be the sound of running feet. Under the bright light from the full moon, I’ve slept

Jun 1, 2019 : Emma
Resupply Plan for a Thru-Hike of the CDT

Resupply Plan for a Thru-Hike of the CDT

It's officially now less than one month until I'll lay my hand on Crazy Cook Monument and take the very first step of my NOBO CDT thru-hike. Time has

Mar 18, 2019 : Emma
One Month Until Start and It Keeps Snowing

One Month Until Start and It Keeps Snowing

One year ago I stood at the Southern Terminus of the PCT. I filled in the register, had my pictures taken, and set out on an adventure I could never

Mar 12, 2019 : Emma
CDT Gear List, Part 5: Clothing and Complete List

CDT Gear List, Part 5: Clothing and Complete List

If you've read the previous posts in this CDT gear series, you know we're down to the final one. I'm going to go over what clothes I'm bringing, and

Jan 20, 2019 : Emma
CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics and Snow Gear

CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics 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
CDT Gear List, Part 3: Tools, Toiletries, Medical Kit, and Repair

CDT Gear List, Part 3: Tools, Toiletries, Medical Kit, and 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