• Misc. Life

    Who is We?

    In many of my articles I write “we” so, you might be wondering who WE is! When I write we, I am typically referring to my husband Zack and myself, and possibly our dog Nova as well. Zack and I met in college studying engineering. We both love the outdoors and trying new things. He is my best friend and the person who keeps Nova and I safe when we are out hiking, because I tend to try and tackle everything and not let go. He reels me back in and makes sure the plan is reasonable and safe. Another wonderful thing about my hiking partner is that he has some…

  • Misc. Life

    The First Blunder – Thanks Mom!

    I have been hiking since I was a little kid. Mt. Monadnock in NH when I was just about 5 years old. This was our first year at what became one of my favorite places on the planet, The Inn at East Hill Farm, which my entire family affectionately refers to as "The Farm". This hike, as many of my hikes later in life prove, not everything goes as planned and shows I was destined for countless "learning experiences" in the great outdoors.