Juliette

32 y/o Jewish gal from England currently living in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Michelin trained chef, professional beer pourer, wanderer, dreamer, world traveller. Walking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022 in search of adventure, mountains and to fall in love with myself.

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I’d never hike the AT.

I’d never hike the AT.

I guess I’m hiking the AT The water on the Appalachian trail tastes like earth. I reluctantly filter it. I spend my first day hating every piece

Mar 23, 2024 : Juliette
On post trail

On post trail

Do you know what it’s like to have ultimate freedom and belong only to the mountains and desert and forests? If you do, then you’ll understand what

Dec 22, 2022 : Juliette
Heartbreak at the Northern Terminus

Heartbreak at the Northern Terminus

My eyes are sore and puffy from the smoke. I breathe in, also smoke. The air is thick with it and I’m amazed that I’m allowed to be here. I am so,

Nov 2, 2022 : Juliette
Clouds of smoke and rain

Clouds of smoke and rain

I board a bus at 2am in the middle of the night in Seattle. There were many people with backpacks at the greyhound station, but none of them are

Sep 27, 2022 : Juliette
Not letting go: NorCal blues, life lessons and why I chose to quit my perfect thru hike.

Not letting go: NorCal blues, life lessons and why I chose to quit my perfect thru hike.

Don’t expect it to heal you. Those were the words that a colleague said to me back in Aotearoa. He had walked the trail in 2019. It’s funny, a lot

Aug 9, 2022 : Juliette
Not letting go: NorCal blues, life lessons and why I chose to quit my perfect thru hike.

Not letting go: NorCal blues, life lessons and why I chose to quit my perfect thru hike.

Don’t expect it to heal you. Those were the words that a colleague said to me back in Aotearoa. He had walked the trail in 2019. It’s funny, a lot

Aug 9, 2022 : Juliette
Recipes from the trail

Recipes from the trail

So, what are you eating out there? This is the question more people ask me than how my hike is going. People have high expectations from me as a ex

Jul 3, 2022 : Juliette
It’s not supposed to be easy

It’s not supposed to be easy

Dirty tears are streaming down my face as I walk up to Kennedy Meadows general store to the applause of other hikers. I see faces I hadn’t seen for

Jun 24, 2022 : Juliette
My Gear is Failing But I Will Not

My Gear is Failing But I Will Not

It is hot. Really hot. The kind of hot when sweat is dripping down my forehead into my eyes and it stings. I feel a drop hit my bare legs. I wipe

Jun 9, 2022 : Juliette
Becoming Home: 2 weeks in a fantasy world

Becoming Home: 2 weeks in a fantasy world

It’s been over 2 weeks since I first pitched my tent in the dirt and dust of Southern California. I’ve become a PCT hiker now for just shy of 200

May 19, 2022 : Juliette