Four fun facts about me: When I was in 3rd grade, I had 2 pet cockroaches. My favorite color is seafoam at sunset. My favorite smell is freshly brewed coffee. I've been exclusively eating plants for the last 5 years and plan to keep being my herbivorous self on my NOBO thruhike of the Pacific Crest Trail this year! My passion for the outdoors has carried me on adventures across the globe and has most recently carried me to the great Pacific Northwest, where I now live. I'll be returning to my home state of California to begin my thruhike hike in May!
One of the first pieces of gear I bought was a lightweight, compact Bluetooth keyboard. I had this idealistic vision of my life on the Pacific Crest
Ah, Mission Creek. Growing up in the chaparral of Southern California, my mental image of a river is void of water. My "river" is a lowland,
Somewhere amid the social pressure to experiment in college and the liberal aura of my environmental studies program, I found myself abstaining from
A large reason I am drawn to the Pacific Crest Trail is to better know the lands that the trail passes through---to walk up the foothills of the
Every thru-hiker has their reasons. Everyone has their own motivations for committing themselves to what some would consider a rather grueling
In preparation for my upcoming PCT thru-hike, I've been spending a lot of time hiking around my local parks and trails. And I have noticed two
At the time I publish this piece, I am less than a month away from hitting the Pacific Crest Trail. And, holy moly, am I anxious. This admittance of
"You're hiking how many miles? How the heck do you even train for that?" Since I began sharing my plans to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail with
Bugs? I can deal. Getting lost? Not a problem. Falling out of love with the woods? Terrifying.