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I’ve been quiet for the last month. Very quiet. For a myriad of reasons, I haven’t been in the mood for writing: I haven’t had much to write ABOUT (well, maybe...

Happy December readers! It’s amazing to me that I’ve now lived in the Pacific Northwest for 5 months. It’s been wonderful, exciting, delicious, wet, and sometimes frustrating. I feel surrounded by...

I’ve been quiet lately, partially because I haven’t had any super pressing topics to write about, and partially because I’ve just been enjoying my new home and the process of getting...

I apologize! It’s been awhile since I posted. Recently, I wrote about backpacking + depression and then, for whatever reason, felt that I just wanted to sit with that for a period of...

When I was in school, or working full-time, this was a typical scenario in my household: Me: “Oh hey, I just realized that next week is labor day weekend, so I...

As you may or may not know, it’s Monday. (I’m kidding. It’s 3:20 PM on the west coast, and I’m sure many of you are well on your way through the...

What I’m about to say might sound a little silly. However, I promise though that I’ll try and form this post into a semi-coherent and complete thought. You might even agree...

I feel a bit ashamed to say it, but, I’ve sort of lost steam on planning a long thru-hike for this summer. Oh no’s! But you know what: That’s okay. If...

I said I’d give a little update on my backcountry sleep issues, so I’ll do that now while also imparting a little problem-solving wisdom for all your backcountry woes. It never ceases to...

I’ve been hinting here and there about a few possible long-ish trips in my future. And by “hinting” I mean I’ve been thinking about where I can realistically go in between...