Dear readers, things have been… intense in my life lately. Good and hard. I’m working on my second book in an airstream in the Sonoran desert and there are kind, wonderful people to hang out with here, and that is good. My dog Pinto Bean passed away a few days ago, and that is very hard. I’ve been posting about recent events some on my instagram- instagram.com/carrotquinn , and I’m going to write more about it here, soon. In the meantime, I’m doing an AMA (ask me anything) tomorrow (Tuesday January 9) at 12 noon EST/9 a.m. PST/10 a.m. AZ time on reddit r/ultralight, and you should come ask me q’s!
My 3-season base weight right now is 11lbs, so I’m not technically ultralight (ultralight means your baseweight is 10lbs or less) but I still love answering q’s about gear, preparing for a thru-hike, hiking as a woman/queer person, dealing with fragile male ego and toxic masculinity in the hiking community (both on trail and online), blogging/creating media/writing about hiking, eating on trail with dietary restrictions, etc etc. So come hang out!