Clare Nowalk

Hi! My name’s Clare ( trail name, Aqua) and I’m thru hiking the PCT. I currently call Colorado home but am originally from the cornfields of rural Indiana and went to college in upstate NY where I studied Sociology, English, and Education. When not thru hiking, I enjoy working in the non profit sector (most recently doing anti hunger work), cooking, trail running, reading lots of poetry, and spending obnoxious amounts of time in coffee shops!

Posts

Halfway There & Embracing My “Why”

Halfway There & Embracing My “Why”

“Your body is strong. Your body is powerful. Your body is beautiful. Your body is resilient. You are strong. You are powerful. You are

Jul 22, 2022 : Clare Nowalk
Lessons in Embracing the Cold from Week 1 in the Sierras

Lessons in Embracing the Cold from Week 1 in the Sierras

Let me start this off by saying that I am most definitely not a fan of the cold. Yes, I grew up in rural Indiana, where winters consisted of mornings

Jul 2, 2022 : Clare Nowalk
1 Month on the PCT: A Whirlwind of Miles, Bouncing Back from Injury, and Memories to Last a Lifetime

1 Month on the PCT: A Whirlwind of Miles, Bouncing Back from Injury, and Memories to Last a Lifetime

Whirlwind. If someone asked me to describe my 1st month on the PCT in 1 word, this would be the one that came to mind. Of course it had been many

Jun 3, 2022 : Clare Nowalk