Emma Lawson

Hey Ya'll! I'm Emma. I will be attempting a thru hike of the PCT in April of 2024. I come from Tacoma, WA and decided it was time to check out the trail that runs through my home state. I've always felt called to the forest and have a deep since of gratitude for my time living in the PNW. It's time to get a little dirty, eat some weird food combinations, and smile through it all!!! What better way to live life. My background is in fine arts, early childhood art programs, teaching, and social work. I love working with families in my community. I am leaving this behind to explore and find out what truly brings me joy. I promise to share my deepest thoughts (profound or not) and maybe a poop story. Thanks for following along!!

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Trail Days: Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows

Trail Days: Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows

Reality Hits The trail family and I spent a day at the wee vill market before our evening departure of the LA Aqueduct. This stretch of trail is

Jun 9, 2024 : Emma Lawson
Trail Days: Wrightwood to Hiker Town

Trail Days: Wrightwood to Hiker Town

Back on Trail Our hike out of Wrightwood started on the Acorn trail, a side trail to get back onto the PCT. With full packs of food we trudged up

Jun 1, 2024 : Emma Lawson
Day 21-24: Thoughts on the Trail

Day 21-24: Thoughts on the Trail

Big Feelings After a lovely stay in Big Bear, Frank, the owner of Sessions Retreat and hotel gave us a ride back to the trail head. We were so

May 22, 2024 : Emma Lawson
San Jacinto to Big Bear

San Jacinto to Big Bear

Back on Trail We said goodbye to our cabin in Idyllwild and made our way to the trailhead. A very sweet local named Hector, who also plays the

May 16, 2024 : Emma Lawson
The Desert Adventure Continues

The Desert Adventure Continues

Peak Happiness We officially hit 100 miles on day 7! Leah was ahead of me around the bend when I heard her shout “100 MILES!!!” “WAHOOO!!!!” I

May 10, 2024 : Emma Lawson
Day 1-5: Campo to Julian

Day 1-5: Campo to Julian

Here we go! We woke up in a treehouse in Scout and Frodo’s back yard with my hiking buddy Leah. Enjoyed a restful night of sleep and had breakfast

May 3, 2024 : Emma Lawson
PCT Shakedown on the Ozette Triangle Loop

PCT Shakedown on the Ozette Triangle Loop

In preparation for my thru-hike on the PCT a shakedown hike is a must! What is a shakedown hike you might be asking? This is a time to test out of

Apr 24, 2024 : Emma Lawson