Rachel Shoemaker

Hey y'all! Rachel here. I am so excited to have you along on my journey! A little snippet about me: I use she/her pronouns. I'm from Western North Carolina, right outside of Asheville. New Hampshire and Colorado are also very special places to me and next, I hope to move out to the west coast, ideally to Portland. I love all things nature (obviously) and when I'm not hiking, I'm probably reading or hanging out with my dog Lily. My background is in marine biology and environmental education. After the trail, I plan on going back to school to pursue environmental law. Thanks for following along! :)

Posts

8 Things I’m Excited to Do to Attempt a More Sustainable Thru-hike

8 Things I’m Excited to Do to Attempt a More Sustainable Thru-hike

#1 Use less plastic. Ugh. It seems like it's even harder to avoid plastic packaging while on trail than it is in everyday life. I do have a few

Jan 11, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Why I’m Hiking the PCT This Year Instead of Going Back to School

Why I’m Hiking the PCT This Year Instead of Going Back to School

“Dude, guess what? I think I’m going to hike the PCT next year.” Receiving this text message from one of my dearest friends, Kelly, aka my “trail

Nov 30, 2021 : Rachel Shoemaker