My name is Linnea and I am one of the many love child's of our great God Zeus. I kinda wish my mom was Hera, but my mortal mom is pretty tight. In reality, I grew up in the swanky suburban town of Fair Oaks, along the American River. I spent my summers floating down the river, backpacking, day hiking, and swimming back and forth too many times in a 25 yard pool. In the winters, we skied North Lake Tahoe every weekend we could make it up. I still like all of those things and got the bug to hike the PCT in 2017. Somehow, I managed to complete it and am now addicted. Stoked to see what hike I choose next! Until then, writing, skiing, and traveling await.
Eight Denver-Based Nonprofits Working in the Outdoors
In a world with a lot of need and not enough resources, there are a lot of nonprofits. Like, A LOT of nonprofits. Most of them started with the goal
Sights, Sounds, and Silence: Thru-Hiking Headphone-Free
No Strings Attached We live in a world with gadgets and gizmos aplenty, more than even the Little Mermaid had in her collection. Alexa makes our
How To Bring Your Hobbies on the Trail, and Why You Should
Thru-hikers’ lives can be boiled down to eat, sleep, walk, repeat. They put one foot in front of the other for upwards of 14 hours a day, which
10 Things People Say to You as a Solo Woman Thru-Hiker
Gender stereotypes and expectations are still rampant in the world, including the outdoors that we dirtbags like to think of as so pure. As a woman, people will treat you differently simply because of your gender. Here are ten things you can expect to be asked as a woman solo thru-hiker.
Bethany Hughes’s 20,000-Mile Hike Across the Americas
Bethany 'Fidget' Hughes is taking on a 20,000 mile trek through the world's longest contiguous mountain range. Along the way, she is collecting stories from locals and experiencing a variety of culture through a multitude of countries.
Living at three miles per hour
One of the questions I asked my old Sierra crew – S&M and Flicker – was, if you wrote a book about your experience on the PCT, what would you
The countdown begins.
We thought we were done with the fires and smoke, and it has only gotten worse. Towns are getting evacuated, the smoke is blackening our lungs, and
Trees, Flames, and Miles
Alright, I suck. Wanted to get this one in before Washington but... well walking takes precedent over typing. And I'm getting lazier. Sorrryyy. So,
Sorry this is so overdue. As the days get longer, keeping this up-to-date gets harder and harder. Walk, get to camp, eat, sleep. And of course we're
Beast Mode: Walking Because We Can.
Quick note: wifi and service is getting increasingly hard to find so I will do my best with photos and continung this blog. But...might just be a lot