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Hiking Thru Life Podcast

I am thrilled to have been a guest on the podcast, Hiking Thru Life. Sarah and her husband, Andy, have a great podcast and website dedicated to hiking and the outdoors. Born and raised in Minnesota, this couple provides a lot of resources and inspiration for their readers and listeners. The website describes their mission as, “Hiking Thru Life aims to inspire people from all walks of life to live a more meaningful life.”

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Outdoor Evolution: Adventuring Abroad

I had the pleasure of co-hosting a podcast with Darwin from Outdoor Evolution as we talked about Adventuring Abroad, from logistics, to stories, to advice. We also talked about things solo women experience.

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My Book Has Been Published!

Five years after hiking the John Muir Trail solo, I finished my book! I loved reminiscing on such an incredible trail and the wild adventure that it was! Here’s the book description and places to purchase it!

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Tasmanian Landscape

Tasmania has some beautiful landscape! I stayed in a cabin at a distillery, then drove to Leven Canyon and Preston Falls. When I arrived at my motel in Strahan, the woman said “I knew you’d be a problem.” Do I look like I’m problematic?

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Hiking at Cradle Mountain

I thought hiking at the end of winter would be fine, but it was cold and foggy at Cradle Mountain! The park was still incredible with amazing views! Some of the trails were steep rocks with chains to hold on to.

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Hiking and Swimming in the Tropics

I went on a day-tour that took us on several hikes in the Tablelands near Cairns. The waterfalls and scenery were amazing! We swam, hiked, and saw the largest tree that I’ve ever seen!

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Just Don’t Fall in Love

When I first started traveling, several of my friends and family told me that they thought I’d meet someone on my travels. I must admit, I’ve hoped for the same thing. It’s tricky, though. I feel like I have a better chance of meeting someone compatible with me, maybe a fellow traveler on the road, than I would if I were settled in one city. However, I don’t want to be so distracted with someone that I give up my dreams, travels, and passions. I need someone who will encourage me in my pursuits, just as I encourage them.

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Hiking in Karijini National Park

I hiked at Dale’s Gorge in Karijini National Park. The red rock canyon surprised me with natural pools and waterfalls, as well as lots of green life growing throughout. Then I found the most beautiful camping site, and it was free!

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Camping at Cheela Plains

I hiked in Exmouth and enjoyed the beach before heading east. Then, I camped at Cheela Plains Station, where I went on a stargazing tour. I had the opportunity to photograph the moon & met some great people.

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Nature’s Window

On the way to Kalbarri in Western Australia, I stopped at a pink lake! The next day was full of adventure – an ATV ride and then a strenuous hike at Nature’s Window. The work was worth it to see the incredible scenery!

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Australia’s Red Center

Australia’s “red center” offers a true outback experience. From hiking Uluru, camping, riding a camel into the sunset, and hiking Valley Of The Winds.

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Hiking and Learning about Australia

Tom, the homeowners son, took me to Halls Gap for a day of hiking. I saw my first wild kangaroos and Tom taught me all about Australia while we discussed the hazards of online dating.

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Hiking in Thailand

Our group with REI Adventures hiked through the jungles in Northern Thailand until we reached our next homestay. I slept on a balcony and enjoyed the sunrise.

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Villages in Thailand

Our group tour hiked through the jungles in the northern Thailand with some incredible views! Then we stayed at a local family’s house. It was definitely some rough conditions. Sleeping in the same room with 15 people, on a thin mattress, and roasters crowing made it a restless night.

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Overcoming Fears? Maybe Not…

On the first day of the REI Adventures tour in Thailand, we visited a temple and night market. By day two, we were zip lining and hiking. I was terrified of the conditions while zip lining and found out that two months later, a Canadian man fell to his death on those lines.

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Day 56: Friends in Fairbanks

Traveling solo can be lonely at times. On this day, I met Zack and Lily and they kept me company for dinner and hanging out in a hot spring. Before the hot springs, I went for a hike in a beautiful landscape.

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Throughout her wild 3-week journey backpacking 220+ miles in the California Sierra Mountains, Christy encountered freezing temperatures, pelting hail storms, and losing her way, but found trail family, incredible views, and experiences that would change her life forever. Hiking up and over ten different mountain passes gave Christy a lot of time to think about why her nine-year marriage was falling apart, gave her the chance to truly embody her individualism, time to make new friends, and the strength she would need on and off the trail. Her life could never again be the same.
This is one woman’s account of the three weeks she spent on the iconic trail.

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