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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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
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,

Jan 31, 2017 : Annette
The Significance of Seven

The Significance of Seven

In Chapter 2

Jan 17, 2017 : 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

Jan 6, 2017 : 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

Jan 5, 2017 : 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

Dec 19, 2016 : 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

Dec 15, 2016 : Annette