While many hikers will respect you if you don’t accept your trail name, there are a select few, who regardless of your denial, will still call you whatever crazy name they came up with.

Let’s go for a hike! Seems innocent enough right? Except when this discussion between my friend, Blender, and I began, it was no simple out-n-back or loop trail we were talking about. We wanted to walk in the woods, take the trail less travelled by, and live by all the...

Admittedly, I’ve always felt a little lost. We aren’t born knowing who we are, and going out into the world on our own, we’re never sure how it's going to shape us. However, after living in the Pacific Northwest for five years, I garnered an appreciation for this plane...

I have a slight obsession with National Parks. I’ve been to 10 in total: Yosemite, Yellowstone, The Redwoods, Death Valley, Crater Lake, The Channel Islands, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, Joshua Tree, and Zion. 


I am always thinking about my next adventure and plann...

Snowshoeing in the Sierras: 

Finding peace in a new sport with an old friend.

Convincing my friends across the country to make the trek to visit me in Reno-Tahoe is a lot easier when the skies are blue and the ground is covered in white, fluffy snow. Rewind to last year...

In a society obsessed with socializing, solo travel isn’t exactly encouraged. Moreover, traveling alone, especially as a woman, is often considered dangerous and downright crazy. Well, to that notion, I would like to respond with a quote from Jimi Hendrix:

You have to f...

Monday, April 30, 2018

I’m new to the area, but I’ve been exploring as much as possible with my trusty hiking partner, Severus. I always take extra precautions to ensure his comfort and safety. Severus is a decent sized dog, weighing in at 60 Lbs and with the force to turn me into a kite. Fo...

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