Dear reader,

Hi there and thank you for reading! My name is Melia and I’m a 20-something year old trail explorer, based in Southern California. I wanted to start this blog to raise awareness and address issues specifically faced by women in the outdoors. While there’s been much improvement with regard to access and opportunity for women…

Day Four on the John Muir Trail

Journal entry and photo journal from day four on the John Muir Trail. Thousand Island Lake to Johnston Meadow.

The Boy and Girl Scouts of America

Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America made the decision to allow girls to participate in their troops, effectively changing the Boy Scouts to the Boy and Girl Scouts. While I fully support the decision they made, I’ve found the backlash they’ve received to be quite interesting. Most people seem to be under the impression that…

A Beginner’s Guide to Gear!

A full detailed guide to all of the gear I’ve used as a beginning backpacker. This guide includes gear specs, costs, and things to look for when purchasing backpacking gear.