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My favorite time of year is autumn in the Pacific Northwest. Spring would take second place, but there is something about the feeling of winding down after a busy summer and getting ready for a long winter, that ...

Wandering the Rain Forest

  • updated Jul 29, 2017
The elk know where to hike. We wandered through a very primitive forest floor, surrounded by trees big as cars. Winter storms often topple over old growth every season, making it impossible to walk anything close to a ...

Beyond our Boundaries

  • updated May 10, 2017
In 2014 my husband, three kids ages 15, 13 and 11, and myself hiked the Appalachian Trail. Our hike took us 175 days. To share the story of our family thru-hike and to help us fund it, we ...

Trekking the Arizona Trail

  • updated Mar 16, 2017
This journal will (hopefully!) capture our trip along the 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) from March to May 2017. The trip is motivated by my daughter, Cubby, who will turn nine years old about 600 miles northbound. ...

PCT Thru-Hike 2017

  • updated Feb 2, 2018
Journal for my 2017 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, 2660 miles from Mexico to Canada. Start date April 22nd. See you out there! ;)

The Wild West

  • updated Aug 9, 2017
I am doing a 9 week road trip to the west of the United States and Canada. I will be posting my art from the trip here.
  • 9 Entries


  • updated May 9, 2017
When we were preparing back for the Appalachian Trail in 2014 we had no idea the amount of time it takes to build a good Support system. We went into our thru-hike with a stubborn attitude, ready to ...
  • 1 Entries
  • Hiking

Watkins Glen Summer Road Trip 2017

  • updated Jul 13, 2017
Our family's annual summer camping trip. We don't always go to the same place every year, and this year, we are headed to the Finger Lakes, a new destination for me, even though I grew up in Upstate ...
  • 7 Entries
  • Finger Lakes via Connecticut and Pennsylvania
  • Camping, Hiking

Redding Trails

  • updated Jul 23, 2017
Enjoying the trails in my town
  • 1 Entries
  • Trails of Redding, CT
  • Hiking

Pacific Crest Trail 2018

  • created Jul 20, 2017
My second attempt at thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, after breaking my foot after 600 miles in 2017. Fingers crossed!