Aurora Smedley

I hiked the PCT in 2017 soon after a knee injury and debilitating depression. My time on trail taught me more about life and truth than anything else, and adapting back to civilization was honestly a longer and more difficult thru-hike than the trail itself. Over time, my relationship with the wilderness has become deeply spiritual, and I frequently return to it for wisdom and guidance. On paper, I am a Berkeley graduate, a Cornell-drop out, a Seattle musician, a writer, and a plethora of other hats. I'm just here to speak truth and call the new world into being. Currently, I write on my band's blog:, though you can find my previous work at: