Pacific Crest Trail / San Diego, CA
Growing up, I was not exposed to camping, hiking or nature. It wasn't until I was 23 that I discovered my passion for the outdoors. One trip to Yosemite changed me forever. I went from zero hiking to hiking up Half Dome, taking backpacking trips, climbing mountains and thru-hiking the John Muir Trail. What motivates me to thru-hike? The challenge and suffering, the beauty and fulfillment, the community and belonging, the time with nature, the healing, the awakening, the experience, the new perspective. I want to share my story and inspire others to push themselves and seek happiness in nature!