Let’s be honest. On November 8th the country made a decision that put everything we hold dear under attack. On January 21st, millions of women worldwide stood up and howled their dissent. That was day 1. But we need to show up for days 2-1,460. This is why outdoor women need to lead the charge …

→Read More

On Saturday, January 21, along with over two and a half million other people across the world, I participated in the Women’s March. I marched in my home city of Charlotte, North Carolina. I was encouraged to see a diverse group: different ages, races, ethnicities, genders were represented in the crowd of over 10,000. I …

→Read More

When I visited my friend Kara and her husband Tim a year ago in Bend, Oregon, their tiny house plan was in its conceptual phase. Kara had sketched up some rough plans, but like my husband Spanky and me, Tim and Kara’s plans were always fluid. Yes, we knew they were doers, but they were …

→Read More

Often at night while staring up at the familiar wrinkles of tent ceiling there are fleeting longings for someone to talk to, to be a listener for. It is an awareness that can quickly be dismissed. My mind wanders and then re-centers. I return to simultaneously coloring and focusing on the voices of the modern …

→Read More

I consider myself a semi-experienced traveler — someone who has taken the initiative to see the world but still does not possess the ease or confidence of a seasoned pro. After having visited four continents and eleven countries I still feel there is an unimaginable amount to learn. It can be overwhelming to contemplate. Driving …

→Read More

After reading bits and pieces of the Ausangate trek online, I stumbled upon a picture of what I can only describe as a rainbow in a mountain. This soon became an obsession for me to find out where the mountain was and how we could get there. Knowing that it was close-ish to the trek we …

→Read More

Urban Dictionary defines “dirtbag” as “a person who is committed to a given (usually extreme) lifestyle to the point of abandoning employment and other societal norms in order to pursue said lifestyle…dirtbags are seeking to spend all of their moments pursuing their lifestyle.” While I’ve never been unemployed, I do seek to spend all of …

→Read More