Hi. My name is Jess. And I am a hiker.
My hiking obsession began after my first year of teaching. With a month of free time on my hands, I set off to re-live some childhood memories of camping in the forest. What I found there was so compelling that I dedicated most of my future weekends, vacation days and in-between times to exploring the world on foot.
Now living in Bend, Oregon, I have a different base camp from which to trek into the unknown. My travels have taken me through cities, canyons, forests, plains, deserts, coastlines, rivers, cliff faces and every other landscape you can possibly imagine.
So when I was posed with the question: have you hiked on every date in the calendar year? I was floored that I could NOT answer, yes! I’ve been diligently working at filling in the gaps.
I hope that my stories and photos encourage others to get out and explore. And for those who can’t, I hope to accurately share the moods, experiences and images so that they can feel like they were out there too.
I love talking about hiking so please feel free to contact me!