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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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 re

Feb 21st : 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 dile

Feb 7th : Annette
The Great Pack Debate

The Great Pack Debate

As my start date gets closer, my pre-hike panic/obsession has escalated, and I’ve been questioning everything, including my gear, start date, resupply

Jan 31st : Annette
The Significance of Seven

The Significance of Seven

In Chapter 2 of 

Jan 17th : Annette
The Titanic Panic of 2017

The Titanic Panic of 2017

Last week, the guy who brings us propane for our RV asked me, “So, do you have any New Year’s resolutions?” He was a little surprised when I respon

Jan 6th : Annette
Change Happens

Change Happens

In the midst of warm wishes of Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, I found myself diving deeper under my covers, unwilling to face each day. The fir

Jan 5th : Annette
Resistance is Insidious

Resistance is Insidious

Resistance is a funny thing. It always comes up when I’m about to do something that’s really important to me. Today, it was snowing and super slushy o

Dec 19th : Annette
Safety Tips for Hiking in the City at Night

Safety Tips for Hiking in the City at Night

Long summer days are gone, and winter nights come early, especially here in Canada. I do a lot of my training for the PCT in the city, and sometimes I

Dec 15th : Annette
Monumental

Monumental

I started to write what I thought was a hugely insightful post about spirituality, visualization and intention, but the truth is I just wanted to see

Dec 8th : Annette
A Different Kind of Tiny Home

A Different Kind of Tiny Home

The Big House My husband and I used to live in a three bedroom two-story house that came with a garage and a perfectly landscaped yard. It was beauti

Nov 16th : Annette