So let me just start by saying that I had NO camping experience, much less backpacking experience. In fact, in preparation for this trip, I went on ONE hike that was about seven miles long and just a couple hundred feet in elevation. That is it. Read More
So I am planning for another trip to Havasupai as well as other backpacking trips, like Channel Islands. My goal is to eventually translate these experience into blog posts, but until then, I decided that since I have been recollecting my gear list and food list as of late, I shall post them here. Read More
Before August 2016, I had NO EXPERIENCE either hiking, camping, or backpacking. To be clear, I think I had gone on one local hike earlier that summer, I went camping when I was a little girl, but I do not remember any of it, and that is about it. But just to be even more clear, I DID NOT FORGET A SINGLE THING, or at least anything to make me regret it. I think I may NOT have used just two items as well.
So in my research for the PCT, and in my ventures to Havasupai, I realized that if I wanted to make my own stories out in the backcountry, or even camping, I would need my own backpacking stove. Read More
This year I am proud to say that I bought NOTHING relative to last year. “Relative” being the key word here, hehe.
I have only just begun telling people my reasons as to why I am now part of the culture that obsesses with the wilderness and long walks through the parks.
My first group hike with Women Who Hike on Saturday was actually when a significant number of people began asking me the “why” question. Read More
I am grateful that there is so much time between here and next spring. I feel like my feelings are fluctuating and influenced by the simplest and also, stupidest things ever. Read More