Annette

Hi! I'll be thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. My favourite place to be is outside, especially in the mountains and in the ocean. I am a scientist, writer, actor, traveller and sea turtle whisperer. I am also a student of the universe trying to find an answer to the ultimate question "Who am I...really?"

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Leaving the Trail Isn’t Any Easier

Leaving the Trail Isn’t Any Easier

I never imagined how this whole experience would affect me. Being off the trail has been as hard as being on the trail. So What Happened? I

Jun 10, 2017 : Annette
Lost in the Morass of Thinking

Lost in the Morass of Thinking

Cabazon to Big Bear I’m not even sure when the love affair ended, but it was definitely an “it’s not you, it’s me” situation. Somewhere between

May 17, 2017 : Annette
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

How to Describe Week Two? I had written a post breaking down my days, but it didn't actually describe what it's been like. The trail has been

May 5, 2017 : Annette
I Did It! 7 Days and 77 miles

I Did It! 7 Days and 77 miles

I finally made it to Julian! After seven long days, and many lessons, I made it to my first zero day. I think I earned it! Day 1 - Campo to Mile

Apr 26, 2017 : Annette
The Badass in a Skirt

The Badass in a Skirt

4 Days to Go Yesterday, at the end of a long day of PCT prep, I was standing in my ‘kitchen’ looking at the spread of resupply food on the table,

Apr 15, 2017 : Annette
Important Jobs Skills Gained While Planning a Thru-Hike

Important Jobs Skills Gained While Planning a Thru-Hike

Planning a multi-month backpacking trip is no joke. If you’re about to embark on a thru-hike, you know how much work it actually takes. Not

Apr 11, 2017 : Annette
The Weight of my Fear

The Weight of my Fear

I‘ve heard that we carry our fear as weight. I don’t remember where I first saw or heard this, but most recently I read it on an Instagram post by

Mar 23, 2017 : Annette
How the ‘Why Am I Hiking’ has Changed

How the ‘Why Am I Hiking’ has Changed

Why am I hiking? I’m on a spiritual journey. I am constantly searching for truth in my life and that connection with something greater. There are

Mar 3, 2017 : Annette
What I Learned on my Longest Hike Yet

What I Learned on my Longest Hike Yet

Most of my hikes have been 1.5 to 2.5 hours long, but I finally made it out on a 5+ hour hike, and, well I learned a lot. My hike (walk around town

Feb 21, 2017 : Annette
Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Apparently, I wasn't quite done with the Great Pack Debate. In my last post, I talked about how reducing my base weight was the answer to my pack

Feb 7, 2017 : Annette