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Thru-Hiking Expert

  • Hiking
  • Camping

I wake up each morning itching to get on the trail and I always find an excuse to hike.  My trail name is “Violet” and I am a thru-hiker.  I have been hiking my whole life.  It started off small with local trails, battlefields, day hikes and gradually I worked my way to longer hikes.  I solidified my love for the trail when I completed the Appalachian Trail in 2014. In July of 2016 I completed the Tahoe Rim Trail in California and Nevada and soon to come I will complete the Long Trail in Vermont. I have many goals for future hikes; including, discovering more local trail systems, heading back west, and even some international travel.  I am wildly dreaming of a trip to Nepal and the Everest Base Camp!  My local dreams include hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 and the Camino de Santiago by the time I am 30.  In the meantime, I enjoy my role as a Core-Third Ambassador, planning sponsored events for our customers and charities.  I am here to provide inspiration, serve as a guide, establish friendships, and just have fun with my fellow hikers.  I look forward to embracing every sunset, sunrise, sunburn, and fall with you.  I can’t wait to see you on the trails.

AT Thru-Hiker (2014)

Wilderness First Aid Certified through ECSI

Winter Survival Training through AMP

CPR/AED Adult/Child/Infant Training through AMP

Leave-No-Trace Trainer through PATC

Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Member of the Pacific Appalachian Trail Club

Member of Rails-to-Trails

Core Third Ambassador

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