How I Lost My Mind In The Desert

How I Lost My Mind In The Desert

To say the desert is absolutely gorgeous is an understatement. I’ve happily gotten up before the sunrise to stare out at a ridge of mountains only to lose my mind to childlike wonder. You feel small when you rest your eyes upon it all, but also free.

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The Last Time I Stayed In A Hostel

The Last Time I Stayed In A Hostel

The best thing about traveling and staying in hostels is meeting interesting people. This is also the worst thing, but it’s not so bad when you realize that the majority of the people who are there chose to stay in one because they wanted to connect with other people. It's also not so bad if [...]

How I Nearly Caught My Death On The Gulf Coast

How I Nearly Caught My Death On The Gulf Coast

I’ve been sick for a week since visiting the Gulf of Mexico, but it was totally worth the other experiences I gained from the trip.

Life Lessons From The Snowy Desert

Life Lessons From The Snowy Desert

It’s been eleven years since the first and latest time I had to bypass the grapevine heading south to avoid a snowstorm.

Yes, Black People Swim

Yes, Black People Swim

We’re clearly out there. The mountains are also a melting pot of a variety of different people hiking native lands, and yet we are only now barely seeing these faces in popular media.

The Road Trip From California to Texas

The Road Trip From California to Texas

My best friend and I found ourselves, once again, traveling by car across the country. I didn’t need to, but I jumped in the car to spend the last few days that I will have for a while with my best friend.

My Experience Hiking the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge: Mount Wilson

My Experience Hiking the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge: Mount Wilson

We had prepared, but we begrudgingly anticipated the lingering feeling of sore muscles days after leaving the face of Mount Wilson, the first in our Six Pack of Peaks Challenge.

What You Should Know Before Venturing Out Into Nature

What You Should Know Before Venturing Out Into Nature

Although I’m happy to see people getting outside and connecting with nature, I would like to see more education on stewardship of the land.

The Ten-Year Trek

The Ten-Year Trek

As I looked down at the new shoes on my feet, I let my mind wander to think of the past ten years out on the trails. The old pair of shoes that I had stuffed into the trunk of a car had carried me through the cool woods of the northern forests of California, [...]

Two Thousand Miles In Two Days

Two Thousand Miles In Two Days

Two thousand and two miles and seven states in twenty-nine hours. My sister and I drove that distance in a small Hyundai Sonata from Tennessee to California. We celebrated as he passed state lines, posed in front of state signs, and nearly killed each other in the last eight hours before we made it to California.