On the Appalachian Trail (SOBO ’19) I was known as “Swan Dive.” I am about to take yet another Swan Dive and jump into the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand! As a small town Michigander I am excited for this opportunity to hike the entire length of NZ by myself! Bring on the sunshine, the sand, and all of the bushwhacking and river crossings you can imagine. NEW ZEALAND here I come!!
This persistent feeling that I was doing something all too familiar but not familiar at all. I’m currently lying in my tent after a long hike
I rolled over on my sleeping pad and let the air expel from my bed. After a long day of climbing through the backcountry of New Zealand my body
The sun crested the towering sand dunes and reminded me of its strength. The 90-mile beach welcomed me with its wide open space and salty breeze. I
It wouldn’t be an adventure if it didn’t start a little spicy.
The heavy drops of rain shook the walls of my tent and formed little puddles beside my sleeping pad. I don’t know if the sound of the rain woke my
You must pack your bathing suit when hiking in New Zealand! It’s ultralight. See what else I’m bringing..
Hi, I’m Sunney (or Swan Dive). Don’t let my blond hair fool you. I have gone two weeks without showering on the AT. When a little dread started to