Scout Me In! How Scouting Ignited My Love of Adventure and a Path of Learning

5 minute read I'm excited to finally be able to share our video project with the BSA!  Check it out!Girls in Scouting!If you haven't heard the news, in October 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they would be opening their doors to girls!   First in the Cub Scouts, then to Scouts in Feb … Continue reading Scout Me In! How Scouting Ignited My Love of Adventure and a Path of Learning

Update on Hikers Rash and More Thru Hike Prep

The last two weeks have been kind of crazy, balancing work, family, making new gear, dehydrating food and a final shakedown on the Superior Hiking Trail with an amazing group of women. I plan to post on our trip prep soon, but am starting with an update on my previous post about Hiker's rash.  It's neck … Continue reading Update on Hikers Rash and More Thru Hike Prep

Thoughts on Joy

"How wonderful is it that we laugh because out bodies cannot contain the joy?" ~Unknown The theme of Joy and defending it has been on my mind a lot in the last year.  In this time, I have worked to create a discipline of finding my joy and pressing hard into it. Even the tiniest … Continue reading Thoughts on Joy

2017 Year in Review

On January 1st 2017, I started this blog, as a place to write about my outdoor adventures, learning experiences, failures and encourage others to get outside at any skill level. In 2017, I also challenged myself to ask, before starting or continuing various activities, "Does this make me feel strong? Or will this build strength?” … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review

Superior Hiking Trail | Thru Hike 2018

"It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Decision made, starting to plan my thru hike … Continue reading Superior Hiking Trail | Thru Hike 2018

Your One Wild and Precious Life

The Summer Day Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing … Continue reading Your One Wild and Precious Life

This is why I hike

This morning began at 5:30 am (no idea why I woke up so early), with a plethora of computer issues that probably won't be figured out for a few days.  I meant to do yoga and instead chugged through the technical issues and >Poof< a revamped Wandering Pine page!  Well, it's updated anyway. TIME TO GO OUTSIDE! … Continue reading This is why I hike