Fundraising For Big City Mountaineers: Help Me Raise $2,650 By The Time I Get To Canada

Hi hello it's so nice to see you! I'm really glad you're here because I've got some very exciting news to share today! I know, I know – I already told you that I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year and that I leave in just three short weeks. But guess what, I have even … Continue reading Fundraising For Big City Mountaineers: Help Me Raise $2,650 By The Time I Get To Canada

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Remember when a teen boy recreated Beyoncé’s “Countdown” video perfectly while wearing a snuggie?

Hey guys I dunno about you but I've been feeling really sad and anxious lately. Mostly I blame Donald Trump and the Portland rain. Maybe you've also been feeling sad and anxious, I dunno. Whether you're feeling totally fine or whether you wake up and cry/yell at NPR every day (yes, Alley's alarm clock is … Continue reading Remember when a teen boy recreated Beyoncé’s “Countdown” video perfectly while wearing a snuggie?

Falling in love with Big Sky Country (via my Canon film camera and my iPhone digital camera)

I'd been wanting to visit Glacier for what felt like forever, but in reality was probably just a little more than a year. That's the weird thing about the narratives we tell ourselves about our Selves – before actually going to Montana I often said, "I've been wanting to visit Glacier for forever," but then I had to … Continue reading Falling in love with Big Sky Country (via my Canon film camera and my iPhone digital camera)

PCT Prep: Vanessa and the Productive, Warm, Delicious, Very Good Tuesday

I had a very productive day yesterday with regards to prepping for my 2017 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, so even though I am actually currently gripped with intense anxiety about everything from handling the snow in the Sierra to which rain jacket I should buy to how I will handle being so far away from … Continue reading PCT Prep: Vanessa and the Productive, Warm, Delicious, Very Good Tuesday