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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 time. It’s a really important topic for me, one which has become increasingly interesting as I’ve gotten older. How wonderful and lucky I’ve been, to encounter something that has helped me navigate the tricky aspects of my moods! In other news,… Read More

Last week was the final classroom course for the 2015 Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course. This is sad. Very sad. What will I do with my Wednesday evenings, if not nerd out with 20 other people about which backpacking stove is the BEST backpacking stove? (hint: it’s made from a cat food can). Now, as my husband will attest to, I went back and forth (and BACK AND FORTH) on whether or… Read More

Or, what I will call “Pt 1: When do you abandon us in the desert with no water and only a topo map and compass?” I will start this post by writing one of my most-used phrases on this blog: I’ve been meaning to write about this for awhile, but haven’t gotten around to it. My head is constantly full of swirling ideas (amongst other things) in regards to this blog. I want to… Read More