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!

Posts

Week one with Team Foot Stuff

Week one with Team Foot Stuff

We're five days into our six month trek, and we're loving every minute of it. Okay, maybe not the extreme hiker pains, and the occasional steep up

Apr 28, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
A Thank You to Our Support System

A Thank You to Our Support System

Oh wow. The day is finally here. Tonight, my parents will drop Cooper and I off at Campo, mile zero. We'll pitch our tent, maybe play a couple

Apr 23, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Popular Questions You’ll be Asked When You Say You’re Hiking the PCT

Popular Questions You’ll be Asked When You Say You’re Hiking the PCT

When we made the decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, it was nearly two years ago as we were living out of a hammock in the Prescott National

Apr 17, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Using Yoga to Sustain the Body During a Thru-hike

Using Yoga to Sustain the Body During a Thru-hike

Almost a year ago, Cooper and I and a group of friends headed out to our first attempt of a thru hike. Being from the Driftless Area, said friends

Apr 9, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
And Thus Begins the Journey

And Thus Begins the Journey

“Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong” I shouted to my hiking partner, Cooper, as I crawled into our car. We were preparing to head west

Apr 2, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro