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Hi.

Welcome to my corner of North Georgia. I document my adventures and outdoor activities in hopes of inspiring others to make the most of each day. It is my goal to make hiking accessible and non-intimidating, while promoting responsible enjoyment of the environment. No trail is too short!

The mountain of life


  • Distance: Oh I dunno- a million miles
  • Terrain: Rocky
  • Location: here, there and everywhere
Well, here we go again. I tried to blog and failed- miserably. A year later, I had forgotten I even had a blog. Strangely enough, a new-found hatred for Facebook reminded me. I can't stand the political conversations and personal drama all over Facebook, so I wanted to delete my profile. But then the panic set in- how will I keep up with people? How will I share my photos? Etc Etc Etc. Then I remembered, I HAVE A BLOG! I can post my pictures there and people who genuinely care about me (aka not people from high school who never talked to me then) can keep up with it if they want to. 

So what I have I been doing for the past year? Not hiking enough, unfortunately. Let's see:

Spring 2016- sold our beloved house in Woodstock and moved to Cumming, which triggered a major life crisis/mental breakdown. I had a very hard time with the move and literally fell apart. It took me months to unpack at our new house and I just never felt at home. I still don't. I dislike Forsyth County and I strongly dislike the name Cumming. Freaking obscene. 

Summer 2016- hmm don't really remember. I got in a car accident and totaled my car. That was memorable. Bought a car with 4 wheel drive. Yee haw!! All of North Georgia was on fire so we didn't really hike a lot. Lake Lanier (which we live within walking distance of) was a dried up mud pit. Overall not a great summer. 

Fall 2016- Football, yay! Again, not a lot of hiking because my husband's life revolves around football and this season was of particular interest because hey, new coach. Gotta see what he is going to do. We did got to Athens for a game or two and that was fantastic.Fostered a precious munchkin named Nessa, who got adopted by some fabulous people near Athens also. 

Winter 2016- went to Florida on vacation and camped on the Gulf Coast, in addition to visiting my family. That was lovely. The typical holiday season. We even got some snow right after new years. I accepted a new position at work, which has given me some extra free time so that is a plus. Free time to watch an entire season of Game of Thrones and now I've moved onto some vintage HBO: Oz. What a delightful show. 

We are going to Arizona next week to visit a friend and I am so excited about that. I have never been west of the Mississippi. I have never been in a desert, nor experienced this thing they call "dry heat". This is another reason why I was like, I have got to get my blog back up and running!! I will take probably a million pictures. I already have an extremely detailed, probably impossible itinerary drawn up. Oh and we're staying in an Airstream trailer from AirBnB. All my desert dreams are coming true. 

So hopefully writing in my blog again will help me get back on track with what I truly enjoy- traveling and being outside. 

Arizona, or how my vacation caused me to have an existential crisis

Winter trip 1-30-16