In 1996, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail – Melanie’s big adventure! That did it; I was hooked. I’ve gone on to hike the PCT and the CDT, attaining the long distance hiker’s Triple Crown. I completed my PNT adventure in 2015. As other long distance hikers, I’ve felt the highs of the mountains and the lows of the valleys; but I would not have missed a day of those journeys. Simply put, I feel most alive on the trail.
In my spare time, I lead backpacking trips and dream of the next adventure! In 2016, my husband and hiking partner, Yeti, hiked the Idaho Boundary Trail, a 2,500 route created by Yeti and an Idaho pal of his. Lots of bushwhacking!