Alexa Shapiro

Hey friends! My name is Alexa. I was born and raised in Southern CA before, in 2015, I picked up my life and moved to the frigid woods of Northern Minnesota with my partner, Cooper. The two of us met while doing a year of volunteer service in 2014 and spent our first date on a cross country road trip from Sacramento CA to Portland ME. We love being on the move, which is why we eagerly agreed to attempt a thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail together. When not on the road or working, you can find me in the outdoors hiking or climbing, or teaching somatic yoga. We'll be stepping foot on the trail starting April 24 going NOBO!

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Q&A post-California

Q&A post-California

A little late but as promised, here's a list of some questions and answers we've been asked during our time hiking through California.

Aug 20, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Update from the Trail: Overview of the Sierras and our Trailcation

Update from the Trail: Overview of the Sierras and our Trailcation

As promised, I wanted to take sometime to reflect on the remainder of our Sierra experience and talk about our short trailcation (trail-vacation) in

Aug 9, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Quick Update from the Trail: Out of the Sierras!

Quick Update from the Trail: Out of the Sierras!

Hello friends and family! Good news, we made it safely through the Sierras! I'll be posting a more thorough blog update later, along with a few other

Aug 8, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Update from the Trail: The Sierras

Update from the Trail: The Sierras

A week into the Sierras, and boy are our feet wet. Literally. The high volume of snow this year has led the trail to be inundated with water

Jul 27, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Yoga on the Move: Tips for the Traveling Yogi

Yoga on the Move: Tips for the Traveling Yogi

Before we set off on this adventure, I had grand ambitions for my yoga and meditation practice. Despite being a teacher, I've always struggled to

Jul 27, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Northern California ✔️

Northern California ✔️

Days on trail: 85 Miles hiked: 1,369.20 Days without a shower: 14 Strangest thing seen: A man dressed as a T-Rex. Guess what, guess

Jul 18, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Lending a Hand: Lessons Learned from Generosity

Lending a Hand: Lessons Learned from Generosity

"Hitchhiking isn't illegal, but you could just ask me for a ride." A highway patrol officer stood on the sidewalk, giving us a knowing look.

Jul 7, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Challenges of the Trail: Coming to Terms with Competing Needs

Challenges of the Trail: Coming to Terms with Competing Needs

Days on trail: 67 Miles completed: 963 Most recent sighting: A bear! (From Bighorn) and a quail (From Bonsai). As I stare up at the ceiling

Jun 30, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
I am not a Mountaineer

I am not a Mountaineer

Let's go to Oregon, shall we? At the Oregon California border as we headed south. It's fun crossing a state border for once! If you've heard

Jun 25, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
A force of nature: Reevaluating our plans to move forward

A force of nature: Reevaluating our plans to move forward

Our first night in the Sierras, our crew of eight was snowed on. Photo by Joey Rice, AKA Sultry Bear, of his tent covered in snow night one of

Jun 16, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro