I never expected hiking and backpacking to become such a passion in my life.
As a child I was introduced to camping by Girl Guides. I worked my way through the entire program, enjoying many weekend and even week-long camping trips across the country.
I discovered backpacking in university. I lived within about 3 hours of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and ran off into them to hike and camp as often as possible.
Now I live on the West Coast of Canada, right at the British Columbia-Washington border. The hiking in this corner of the continent is phenomenal, with many wild spaces barely an hour’s drive away. I have access to awesome snowshoeing in the winter, and incredible backpacking routes in the summer.
IN EVERY WALK WITH NATURE ONE RECEIVES FAR MORE THAN HE SEEKS.
I’ve also had the good fortune to explore hikes in a variety of areas in California. My husband, who is my biggest supporter, grew up hiking in Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks. He introduced me to his favourite backcountry area in the Sierras about a month after we met. Together we hiked the entire John Muir Trail in the summer of 2016.
While that satisfied my husband, it only increased my appetite for hiking, and gave me a great taste of long-trail hiking. The summer of 2017 I set out to tackle the Washington section of the PCT.
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