I Stopped Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail Because of Toxic Masculinity and I Finally Wrote An Essay About It

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

What I’m Wearing On The PCT

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

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)

An Imagined Conversation Between You And Me About My Upcoming Thru-Hike On The Pacific Crest Trail

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