Allie

Hey! I'm Allie (she/her), also known as Mumble. I'm a Michigander in search of some real hills on the PCT. In my daily life, I’m organizing youth climate activists to go after greedy bankers. Solving the climate crisis seems impossible, but so does hiking 2,650 miles. If I can do one, the other will feel just a bit more in reach. In fall 2022, fossil fuel CEO’s better look out because I'll be back with a vengeance. But for now, it's one foot in front of the other.

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7 Lessons from 700 Miles

7 Lessons from 700 Miles

While I’ve joked that I don’t think the trail will change me, I’ve learned and re-learned a lot. So, in no particular order, here are 7 lessons from the desert

Jun 10, 2022 : Allie
I finally feel like a thru hiker

I finally feel like a thru hiker

I wake to the muffled sound of a train horn blaring behind the park hedge and roll to the center of my tent, where the walls won’t hit my face in the wind.

May 30, 2022 : Allie
Golden Hour Hiking

Golden Hour Hiking

The past few towns I’ve been feeling a pull to strike out on my own, to make my own decisions, to read the map before the itinerary is set.

May 20, 2022 : Allie
PCT Section One: One day at a Time

PCT Section One: One day at a Time

A week before I started the PCT, I got the stomach flu. I desperately wanted the misery to mean something.

Apr 20, 2022 : Allie
When Your Shakedown Hike Shakes Your Confidence

When Your Shakedown Hike Shakes Your Confidence

“I’m going to put in my music to push through these last miles. I need a morale boost.” I announced, queuing up Taylor Swift and shuffling through

Jan 28, 2022 : Allie
The Joy of New Challenges: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

The Joy of New Challenges: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

For me, the PCT is about full-sending from a place of joy & exploration--what could happen? What am I capable of? What kind of world can be built with that sense of determination and possibility? What does it mean to love something that has the power to transform me, the world, and to utterly break me?

Nov 13, 2021 : Allie