Why do you #ChooseAdventure?
I really appreciate being challenged to go beyond what I think I’m capable of, and figure out that next growth edge. Also, choosing adventure makes me more curious, courageous, and grateful!
Adventure makes you feel...
Alive, capable, & satisfied.
Favorite type of adventure?
I love backpacking! I love carrying everything I need and going into the wilderness, be it alone or with others. It’s incredible to know I’m self-sustainable and capable of taking care of myself in the backcountry. I also love to hike when the weather’s not ideal for backpacking, but I just need to get out for the day.
Bike touring is something I’ve also fallen in love with, especially since it’s something my husband and I thoroughly enjoy doing together.
Favorite adventure to date?
I have many, but backpacking in Glacier NP was when I was completely stunned by how gorgeous Montana was. I was going up these switchbacks – up and up and up – full of wonder and having the time of my life!
Also, bike touring from Canada to Mexico was off-the-charts. I had such an incredible adventure and bonding experience with my new husband. We spent 40 days on the road, seeing the entire west coast and ended the trip in deeper appreciation and respect for each other.
What is your next adventure planned?
Backpacking this summer in the Sierras with some wonderful lady friends.
Your ultimate adventure bucket list is?
Wind River Range
Pacific Northwest Trail Bike Touring:
Northern Tier from the Pacific to Atlantic
The person/people who inspire me most to take an adventure...
Two folks: my mom and husband.
Adventure item you can't live without?
I love my bamboo spoon. It’s truly my fav!
How can people follow your adventures?