Rachel McVittie

i’m rachel (trail name Clash!) you will most likely find me up a mountain, camping, talking about the moon, or in a hospital- they do actually pay me to be there and work, i don’t just hang around. I’m sometimes a nurse, Sometimes a hiker of long paths. This summer i’m fully indulging in the latter personality, with a gentle stroll from mexico to canada, AKA a mega badass superlong solo thru-hike of the pacific crest trail. I’ve even got my 2 pairs of undies packed and ready. In this sunny corner of the internet you can follow my musings, adventures, and general chaos as we delve into the mountains and more worryingly into my mind- lets get weird over here

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The Sierra Diaries- Spirit Visits, Space Wolves, and Summit Stories

The Sierra Diaries- Spirit Visits, Space Wolves, and Summit Stories

It is the end of May-early June time of year and we have begun the Sierra section, which fast proves to be somewhat spiritual. I have smaller

Jun 18, 2022 : Rachel McVittie
Queer Tales from the Trail- Finding Your People

Queer Tales from the Trail- Finding Your People

Sharing some cheese and wine for lunch (fancy resupply, I know), we briefly discuss queerness on trail, and how we are grateful there is a visible

May 25, 2022 : Rachel McVittie
Adrenaline for breakfast, anyone?

Adrenaline for breakfast, anyone?

Adrenaline for breakfast is served by the ice capped ridges. I’ve never hiked in snow conditions before and i’m overthinking the risk of me slipping

May 5, 2022 : Rachel McVittie
When was the last time you did something for the first time?

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Magic and love flows around Scout and Frodo’s home. It’s a well oiled machine within a well oiled machine. Their natural storytelling silences a

Apr 23, 2022 : Rachel McVittie
Getting There is the Hardest Part

Getting There is the Hardest Part

Let's talk pre-trail vulnerability—is leaving the hardest part? A huge part of getting yourself on the PCT to go have all that outside adventure fun

Apr 1, 2022 : Rachel McVittie