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It was May of 2019 when I asked a couple friends to join me on a hike that I had chosen while buying socks at REI. I had mentioned to the lady helping me where I intended to go and she was surprised by my choice. May in Washington almost always means there will be snow on the trail. I wasn’t really prepared to negotiate snow so I asked for her opinion. It was after this conversation that I found myself on the Carbon Glacier trail minus one friend who bailed. This was the first trail that I had been on and completed in years. In my early 20’s I had completed a 12 mile backpacking trip and that was huge for me. But this ended up being a 20 mile day hike that took us 9 hours. It was from this jump off point that I felt enlightened and invigorated. I felt sore for days but the positive effect on my mind has propelled me to get out almost every single weekend since that day. I hiked to the top of Mt. St Helens solo, I completed the 10 Peak Challenge and I’ve continued exploring ever since.

Sitting atop Putrid Pete’s Peak

I’ve been in the Wonderful Pacific Northwest for twenty years and I’ve been exploring since the first day I got here. I’ll always remember first driving into Oregon when I was a kid and being immediately drawn into the scenery and the natural world on constant display. I didn’t do a ton of hiking when I was younger although I did do a few backpacking trips and hiked the popular trails in the Columbia river gorge, a mecca for nature lovers from all over the world that was right in my backyard. I am starting to retrace the thousands of miles that I’ve driven in the Northwest and finding the trails that happened to be off roads that I’ve driven time and time again. I didn’t intend to blog when I started hiking. I didn’t know all the great and wonderful things I’d see, the people I’d meet, the relationships that I’d build. I have hiking to thank for expanding my world and reigniting my zest for life and I’m excited to share it with all of you!

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