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

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Spoiler alert: I am no longer on the PCT

The title of this post gives the subject matter away before I even begin. I suppose that's okay. Best to not bury the lede. Good morning, dear blog readers. I am no longer on the PCT. I left the trail on May 29. I'm glad I did, but it's also complicated. Sigh. I've been putting … Continue reading Spoiler alert: I am no longer on the PCT

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

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