Maija Le

I grew up in the woods and it’s where I feel most at home. I’d call myself a photographer, nature-lover, world traveler, bookworm, dancing queen, dog trainer, and parent to a charismatic golden (Griffin) and his trusty sidekick (Little Bear). At the end of 2015, we’ll be AT thru-hikers. I have a passion for life and all that it brings and find true joy in discovering my place in this world. We all choose what to make of our lives; I’ve decided to make mine an adventure!

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Thru-Turned-Section Hiking :: A Changing Dream

Thru-Turned-Section Hiking :: A Changing Dream

It has been about 3 months since I decided to leave the Appalachian Trail and end my thru hike. There hasn’t been a single day that I haven’t thought

Sep 9, 2015 : Maija Le
8 Things You Do (hopefully) Only Once While Hiking The AT

8 Things You Do (hopefully) Only Once While Hiking The AT

Let me preface this by assuring you that this list is not exhaustive and that I have experienced each of them at least once.1. Underestimate the

May 17, 2015 : Maija Le
Two Dogs Becomes No Dogs :: Facing the Fear of Solitude in the Smokies

Two Dogs Becomes No Dogs :: Facing the Fear of Solitude in the Smokies

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post and encompassing two weeks out here in a post is so impossible. Similarly to my last post, amazing is

May 3, 2015 : Maija Le
Mooch, The Camp Diva & Two Dogs on the AT

Mooch, The Camp Diva & Two Dogs on the AT

My first trail update is coming at you from the lovely Franklin, NC. I’m just about two weeks into my Appalachian Trail adventure and I am loving it.

Apr 14, 2015 : Maija Le
Why We Hike       

Why We Hike       

Why do we hike? Why do we adventure? Why do we take time away from our “everyday lives” to explore? Why do we move away from everything we know? Why

Mar 18, 2015 : Maija Le
Adventuring With Dogs :: 4 Topics To Consider

Adventuring With Dogs :: 4 Topics To Consider

Yes, I’m one of those crazy, do everything with your dog, kind of people who would decide to hike the Appalachian Trail not just with one, but both,

Mar 1, 2015 : Maija Le
“She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.” ― Kobi Yamada

“She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.” ― Kobi Yamada

It’s been awhile since I posted, my brain has been far too scattered to make tangible thoughts. I have about 12 to do lists and I spend so much time

Feb 4, 2015 : Maija Le
The 15 Most Important Things I Have Learned From 2014 (and AT thru hike planning)… And What That Means For 2015 (and my AT thru hike)

The 15 Most Important Things I Have Learned From 2014 (and AT thru hike planning)… And What That Means For 2015 (and my AT thru hike)

1. Life is hard, crazy and beautiful. Life is an amazing journey, there’s no denying it. Instead of spending time and energy overanalyzing the

Jan 1, 2015 : Maija Le
The Countdown & Dealing with Doubt

The Countdown & Dealing with Doubt

116 days until I set out to thru hike the Appalachian Trail and I continue to ask myself the question: What have I gotten myself into? I know I’m not

Dec 5, 2014 : Maija Le
What Is A Bucket List?

What Is A Bucket List?

We all have a bucket list, or at least a hazy outline in our minds, so we should know how to define one right? I thought I could, but then I really

Nov 21, 2014 : Maija Le