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PCT Section Hikes 2019

Section hiking the Oregon PCT in 2019 proved challenging yet rewarding. I traveled a record number of miles in a day pushing my body and mind past previous limits. I saw sections of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon that I had never seen before. I also decided that I have seen the most scenic [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Hiking|0 Comments

PCT Section Hikes 2018

My first real interest in hiking the Pacific Crest Trail began the same year I had my daughter, 2013. I was living in Sandy, Oregon at the time which is about 45 minutes from Mt. Hood and the PCT. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I had hiked all around the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. [...]

By | September 11th, 2018|Adventures, Hiking|0 Comments

Why I Choose Altra Shoes for Every Adventure

Our feet are the first point of contact with the ground and therefore take hundreds of pounds of impact upon hiking, training, and running. Especially when it comes to hiking higher miles, I choose Altra Shoes. I've owned 5 pairs over the past 3 years and have used every ounce of cushion and toughness each [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|Hiking, Product Review, Resources|0 Comments

GoRuck Tough Challenge Recap

After training for 4 months for the GoRuck Tough Challenge, I successfully completed the 12-hour, 16.5-mile team event. Each event is different based upon the actual real-life experiences of the cadre who spent time in the US Special Forces. Our Cadre designed mock missions for our 10-person group to complete at the specific time and [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Adventures, Exercise, Hiking, Rucking, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hiking Program

How does one prepare for hiking? Specifically, long-distance hiking? Will more hours in the gym, yoga class, or daily walks train you enough for the unique demands hiking for long distances places on your body? Unless your day-to-day routine includes 2-4 hours of walking with a pack on most of us will need to dedicate [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Hiking, Injury Prevention|0 Comments