mt. kilimanjaro.

February 9th, 2014 i left my home of Colorado, U.S., on an airplane headed to Tanzania, Africa (by way of Houston, Istanbul). I had every intention of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft) after spending the last year raising over $9,000 … Continue reading

i’ve got my tiger.

I know what you’re all thinking: it’s about damn time. a few years back (and by a few years, I mean, five. holy moly I never thought I’d be old enough to reference five years ago as if it was yesterday) I … Continue reading

turning back.

for the first time that i can remember, i set out to climb a mountain but didn’t make it to the top. the Persied meteor shower passed by my neck of the woods last weekend. it’s an event that frequents … Continue reading

what i’ve learned.

yesterday I celebrated my 24th birthday. my alarm went off at 4:30am. I popped out of my sleeping bag with a cloud of feathers. it’s actually my mother’s sleeping bag. it’s a shade of light blue that matches her eyes. it’s been … Continue reading

the solo hiker.

there’s a trail near my house that goes straight up. it’s the perfect place for a girl like me to play. unfortunately i lack many friends who live nearby and wish to get their asses kicked by a mountain 2-3 … Continue reading

mt. salkantay.

mt. salkantay, peru.

6th de sem sept? i don’t care what month or year or day it is. it’s sometime between 5 and 6pm and i’m watching the sunset. we are at camp for the night, slowly moving towards machu picchu and i’m … Continue reading