Robin Sorenson

The birds are calling you! Oh, wait, it's just me, Robin! I don't have a trail name yet, but rest-assured as soon as I do, you will know about it! I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and for as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with camping, nature, and survival skills. I loved doing anything outside as a child, and even spent an entire summer sleeping in a hammock in my back yard. In college I fell in love with my major, Wildlife Sciences, and now I spend my outdoor time identifying birds, trees, plants, and well... pretty much everything else. Starting on April 20th, I will be starting a PCT NOBO attempt and I couldn't be more excited! And nervous! Join me here as I come to terms with this crazy endeavor, experiment with making my own vegan trail meals, and prepare mentally and physically for the Pacific Crest Trail; not to mention my thoughts and experiences while I'm out there! I hope that reading my blog will show you that if I can do this, you can too! When in doubt, just listen to the little bird on your shoulder (me!). Happy hiking!

Posts

Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

I love having only the bare essentials. One of the aspects of hiking I most enjoy, and am greatly looking forward to, is the minimalism. I love

Dec 10, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I'm going to be honest. Lately, I've been feeling pretty blah about the PCT.      Usually, the trail is the first thing I think about when I wake

Dec 1, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
My 2018 PCT Gear!

My 2018 PCT Gear!

I shall become a hermit crab for six months. I will carry my home on my back and endlessly scuttle northward stopping only to eat, sleep, and

Nov 25, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
A Lesson in the Words ‘Cold’ and ‘Uphill’

A Lesson in the Words ‘Cold’ and ‘Uphill’

I had known it was supposed to get cold but that night. The ‘21’ that had displayed on the screen earlier in the day didn’t quite register until I

Nov 16, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
But first: Soup.

But first: Soup.

Let's get one thing straight. I love soup.      So as we count down towards April 20, my PCT start date, I have begun to contemplate my food. Food,

Nov 4, 2017 : Robin Sorenson