Wendy Boller

I’m Wendy, trail name Serendipity. I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2022. This year I continue the adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail. The AT was a life long dream. I was determined to hike every inch. I feel more open and relaxed about the PCT, will adapt as it comes. Excited to share the experience here with you.

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Especially You

Especially You

When we reached Julian I headed over to Mom's Pie House for a complimentary slice of pie available to anyone with a current PCT permit. The folks who

May 5, 2023 : Wendy Boller
Learning and Remembering As I Go

Learning and Remembering As I Go

I knew it was going to be rough at the start. I understood intellectually but forgot how that would feel in my body. My introduction to the desert.

Apr 23, 2023 : Wendy Boller
Now We Begin Again

Now We Begin Again

Gratitude for a beautiful start on the Pacific Crest Trail with tramily from the Appalachian Trail. Strider and I met at the San Diego airport after

Apr 14, 2023 : Wendy Boller
Rough AT Reentry, New PCT Start

Rough AT Reentry, New PCT Start

What happened? I stopped writing for the most part. Somewhere in the White Mountains. I shifted, immersed, experienced, delighted. Self

Apr 7, 2023 : Wendy Boller
Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

“I’m getting used to the idea of washing my face with cold water!”Two 20 something year old women stood at the hut bathroom’s cold running water

Sep 25, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Answers Questioned, Part One

Answers Questioned, Part One

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of being in the right place at the right time for two impromptu interviews on the trail. One interview was with the

Jul 30, 2022 : Wendy Boller
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises.

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

I first heard the special language of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains. It was the early 2000s. A dear friend and I were hiking the

May 23, 2022 : Wendy Boller
I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I reached Cosby Knob shelter at about 6pm. One of my first 20+ mile days. I started the day at Icewater Spring shelter. The tenting area at Cosby

May 13, 2022 : Wendy Boller