One of the things I've enjoyed most about the guided backpacking trips I’ve offered this year is the coaching aspect. I love talking one on one with people about gear, food, training, route planning, itineraries, every aspect of long distance hiking. I’ve decided to offer up that service on its own, for people who don’t … Continue reading Long Distance Hiking Coaching!
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Now offering: desert hiking and writing retreat 2024!
Did you miss your chance to join me for my 2023 Arizona hiking and writing retreat? Well I'm planning the exact same one for February of 2024, and I'm announcing it now to make it more accessible to people who want to sign up sooner. I'm also offering payment via 10-month payment plan (scroll down … Continue reading Now offering: desert hiking and writing retreat 2024!
Scene report from my Arizona hiking + writing retreat in February
Although I've hiked thousands of miles with many different groups of people, before February I'd never facilitated a guided hike quite like this one. I scouted a dreamy stretch of trail in southern Arizona, booked a rental, convinced my friend KK to come cook for us, helped everyone build their gear lists, and hoped for … Continue reading Scene report from my Arizona hiking + writing retreat in February
Hike with me in Alaska’s Brooks Range in August of 2023!
Update: This trip is sold out! Please read this whole page before applying Are you an experienced backpacker who's always wanted to hike in Alaska's Brooks Range, and who also wants to learn to make your own cross-country routes? Well I've created a trip just for you! The Brooks Range is a mountain range that … Continue reading Hike with me in Alaska’s Brooks Range in August of 2023!
Did u know I have a newsletter
I have a newsletter! And I've actually been using it as of late, talking about the novel I just finished, my boundaries on the internet, the sparkly winter this year... just kind of whatever. You can subscribe here, if you want. ok bye!
Desert Hiking and Writing Retreat 2023!
Come hike and write in the desert with me, on a five day retreat in southern Arizona! There are two sessions with five spots each- February 3rd- 8th and February 10th- 15th Imagine this: you’re planning to hike a long trail like the Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail in 2023. You’ve backpacked in the … Continue reading Desert Hiking and Writing Retreat 2023!
Zines for sale!
Long distance hiking zines #1, #2 and #5 are now available as beautiful full-color zines with the photos fully integrated! You can read about my walks across Utah, Death Valley, the Wind River range and, most recently, Arizona, while looking at dozens of photos! Each zine contains all the blog posts from the trip, edited. … Continue reading Zines for sale!
Arizona trail day 42: cold soaked
11/25/21 22 miles Fuck. I'm fucked. This is one of the dumbest situations I've gotten myself into in a long time. How did I end up here? I know better than this! I know I know better than this! Just don't panic, I say to myself. You can't go back and make different choices right … Continue reading Arizona trail day 42: cold soaked
Arizona trail day 41: finally feeling strong
11/24/21 30 miles In the morning in the dark in our motel room I drink drip coffee, eat muesli and a banana, stuff some snacks into the empty cavern of my bag. Alan, is gonna slackpack Spacemaker, another hiker, and I from here until the border, which means he'll take all of our camping gear … Continue reading Arizona trail day 41: finally feeling strong
Arizona trail day 40: patagonia
11/23/21 Zero miles I eat eggs and sausage and gluten free zuchinni bread for breakfast, chicken tacos for lunch. I wash my tiny pile of filthy, salt stained clothes and when I put them back on they stink of tide pods. I pet a small black lab and a couple of goats. It's Shade's last … Continue reading Arizona trail day 40: patagonia
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