Making a choice
When life loses its meaning, something has to change. That was my experience while living in Montana in 2014 - my life lost meaning. I had a great job in a beautiful location, friends, a good salary… so why did I feel so lost in a never-ending cycle monotony? Why was I so dissatisfied? I didn’t have the first idea, so I made a radical decision.
I made the decision to walk.
With more than 4,000 miles (6,400 km) of hiking and backpacking experience, I’ve created some resources for trails I’ve hiked and places I’ve visited. Stay tuned for more resources coming soon!
Learn more by clicking the “Featured Resources” picture-links on the right or navigating through the header index.
An International Network of Trails
With representation from over 150 countries, World Trails Network (WTN) strives to connect diverse trails and trail leaders of the world with the intention to protect, promote, and preserve trails of all shapes, sizes, and identities.
Why? Because trails matter.
In 2019, I became the International Field School Director for the WTN regional affiliate, World Trails Network: Hub for the Americas. Since then, I have been working with this non-profit and our community partners to help develop the trekking market in Costa Rica.
Walk with me, a bilingual hiking guide and amateur naturalist, in the tropical forests of Costa Rica
Sendero Pacifico Ridge Run
Fri, June 21st - Sat, June 22nd
Hike with a WTN-Americas hiking guide from Monteverde to Guacimal on a volunteer-based program trail monitoring program.
Suggested donation: $6
Volunteer at the Vivero
Sat, July 6th - Sun, July 7th
Spend your weekend helping the Collectivo Caminantes start a reforestation project. This recently developed nursery is located at a very remote facility on the Sendero Pacifico.
Cost: $51 + suggested donation: $9
Sendero Pacifico 3-Day Thru-Hike
Fri, July 19th - Sun, July 21st
This intense three day thru-hike of the Sendero Pacifico is intended for locals who are accustomed to the terrain and have experience hiking long distances.
Cost for locals: $60 + suggested donation: $10