Hiking is one of my favorite hobbies. I love spending time outdoors and I enjoy the challenge of hiking to the top of a mountain or out to a waterfall or alpine lake. I lived in Seattle, Washington for several years before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah. I've been able to go on several challenging hikes in both states. Currently I've only done day hikes, but perhaps someday I will start backpacking!

Some great resources for hiking are AllTrails and the Washington Trails Association (WTA). While AllTrails covers hikes in several states, WTA is specific to Washington and also offers the opportunity to participate in fundraising and volunteer work parties to improve hiking trails.

I've participated in the WTA Hike-a-thon, an annual fundraiser, for several years now. In 2018, I challenged myself to hike all 31 days in August while working full time. I succeeded and ended the month with 208 miles hiked.

Photos from my recent hikes are added to my Instagram account. Below is a sample.