Long distance hikers love to talk about their gear. I am an exception to this rule because I actually hate talking about gear! It stresses me out, I don't find it that interesting, and I hate how competitive the conversations become – I don't really care which quilt is lighter or which tent is larger and … Continue reading My Gear List for 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
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
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
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