I've left this blog dormant for so many months and I have so many things I'd like to write and publish here, eventually, but today I'm updating for a very specific and singular reason, and that is to talk about toxic masculinity in the long distance hiking community! When I got off the trail last … Continue reading I Stopped Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail Because of Toxic Masculinity and I Finally Wrote An Essay About It
I'm so weird about clothes. My style is somewhere on the spectrum of girly-lazy-sparkly-pink-sporty-cute-toddler-grandma. Make of that what you will. I've definitely gone through shifts in style, as everyone does, and those shifts have been influenced by my body size and shape, where I'm living at the time, trends and fads, what job I'm working, … Continue reading What I’m Wearing On The PCT
I leave for the Pacific Crest Trail in two and a half weeks, and I'm excited and nervous and ready and unprepared and anxious and thrilled! You know, all the regular feelings you feel before you embark on your very first thru-hike. I've been focusing a lot of my blog entries on my PCT Prep, which … Continue reading 10 Things I’m Going To Miss While I Hike The PCT
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)
Okay, after writing my last PCT Prep post, I complained to everyone I love about how long it took me and how I'm anxious that my blogging style means I won't be able to commit to updating regularly on trail. In an effort to get over myself and also to spare my patient loved ones … Continue reading PCT Prep: Maps, Dried Vegetables, Gear, and More!
Oh my gosh you guys, the responses to my post announcing that I'm gonna hike the Pacific Crest Trail this year have been THE BEST. Seriously, every single person who has reached out to me (or reached out to my mom, hi all of my mom's friends who are reading this blog now, I am … Continue reading PCT Prep: To Do Lists For Forever
Hi Vanessa! What's up? Oh, not too much. I've just become totally insufferable because all I want to talk about 24/7 is the fact that I'm going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail this year and I leave in just a couple of months and I'm excited and terrified and preoccupied about which sports bra I … Continue reading An Imagined Conversation Between You And Me About My Upcoming Thru-Hike On The Pacific Crest Trail