About Me

img_4575-1Former gymnast, current college nutrition professor, and perpetual vacation planner.

I was born in Oregon and raised in Montana. I went to college in Washington and grad school in Connecticut, but ultimately returned to my mountain roots in 2018 when we relocated to Denver. My fiancé (Pat) and I have spent most of the past 3 years exploring the neverending beauty of Colorado and the surrounding states. While most of my current posts are focused on our hiking and backpacking adventures in the Colorado Rockies, I am also working toward my goal of summitting as many US state high points as possible (currently at 12/50), visiting all the US states (45/50) and Canadian provinces/territories (7/13), US National Parks (29/63) and making my way to as many countries as possible (4/197).

In the meantime, I hope that my travel experiences can inspire others and that I can provide some useful information about the places I’ve visited.

Once a gymnast, always a gymnast, hence my need to do a handstand at pretty much every beautiful (and sometimes precarious) place I visit.

For more background on me and this blog, see my first post and my travel bucket list.

Enjoy 🙂