I am a long distance adventurer and writer, who loves being outside more than just about anything else. I completed the Triple Crown of hiking in just over two years. I’ve hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, Arizona Trail, Great Divide Trail and many other shorter treks. I love any form of human powered transport, but particularly canoeing, bikepacking, rock climbing, and various types of winter exploration. I have also completed a 24 day raft trip on the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon. I have lived in Scotland and Alaska, although I now make my home in Canada.
I have worked as a writer, editor and communications manager for a diverse set of companies, including book publishers, nonprofits and law firms. My writing has appeared in multiple outdoor publications, including noted thru-hiking website The Trek and popular outdoor podcast Dirtbag Diaries.
You can read about why they call me "Fun Size" in my blog post: How I got my trail name
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I’ve been hiking for over two decades. I started backpacking as a teenager in Scotland while completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016, the Continental Divide Trail in 2017 and the Appalachian Trail in 2018. In 2021, I hiked Canada's Great Divide Trail. I have continued to hike all over the world, and have completed treks in Alaska, Patagonia, Canada, Scotland, and across the US.
I began canoeing when I moved to Canada in 2019. Despite only having a few years experience, I have already spent well over 30 nights on canoe trips in Algonquin Park. I have also travelled 202 km on a week long between Kingston and Ottawa on the Rideau Canal and canoed down the Yukon River. I enjoy challenging routes with difficult portages (mostly because my husband carries the canoe when we’re not in the water).
I’m a long time bike commuter and winter cyclist. I particularly love fat biking, mostly in Alaska. I recently made the switch to bikepacking. I made bike bags for myself and husband from scratch, developing my own patterns. Chester the dog enjoys coming along for the ride as well. In 2022, we set out on our first big bikepacking trip, and covered over 2,000 miles between Jasper, Alberta, and the New Mexico/Colorado border on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Winter is the best time of year for camping. I love playing in the snow and exploring away from the usual summer trails. I have recently enjoyed upgrading my skills and spending a lot more time outside when the temperatures get low.