Shannon R

I’m a Pacific Northwest Native recently transplanted to Nashville TN. I’ve worn a lot of different hats over the years a few of those are aerospace mechanic, travel agent, union activist, ballroom dancer and in April 2020 I will begin a new chapter as PCT long distance hiker (we will hopefully add the THRU part later). I grew up in the PNW camping and appreciating the outdoors. I have always felt connected to nature. Unfortunately, for many years I was disconnected from it and suffered physically and emotionally as a result. I discovered hiking again several years ago and started taking frequent day hikes in the Cascades near my home. Those hikes reignited my passion for nature and hiking. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with friends, family and the trail community!

Posts

My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

Hot Topic Isn’t Just a Clothing Store Gear seems to be the hottest and most highly requested topic in the online backpacking realms and for good

Jan 16, 2020 : Shannon R
I Saved $8,000 in Four Months for My Thru-Hike

I Saved $8,000 in Four Months for My Thru-Hike

In July 2018, I left my job shortly before relocating to Nashville Tennessee. During the following 14 months, our household learned how to live on a

Jan 10, 2020 : Shannon R
Hiking for Sanity. My Motivations to Hike the PCT

Hiking for Sanity. My Motivations to Hike the PCT

The Formative Years I’ve worn a lot of different hats in my life. In my youth I was quiet, shy, athletic, and outdoorsy. I played soccer and

Jan 9, 2020 : Shannon R