Sierra's Traverse

Monthly Archives: January 2016

Nascent: just beginning, budding, developing, growing, embryonic, incipient, young, fledgling, evolving, emergent, dawning, burgeoning. This is the perfect word for me this past year. Yesterday’s run made me realize more than ever how far I’ve grown, developed, evolved, etc… etc… Not only physically, but as a human being overall. Sunday morning I was wondering… curious about how far I could run now. I’ve traveled some miles this past year (the most being 21 miles… Read More

So maybe I pushed myself a little hard on those 37 miles on the Eastern Loop. I felt great at the time, and other than a missing toenail (don’t kick rocks when running) I didn’t think any damage had been done. Annette Lake and Lake Caroline proved that yes, a little damage had been done. But I kept trying! Next on the list was Lake Lillian and a little exploration along Rampart… Read More

After gimping down the last miles of the high divide loop along the Sol Duc River, I realized a lot of things: My knee hurt like hell and I could barely walk 100 feet without stopping. I still had a sinus infection. I just backpacked 19 miles in two days with a really heavy pack on my back. This was one of the best weekends of my life and I wanted more…… Read More

My last post was boasting about how amazing 2015 was, so I figured I should write a little recap of some of my accomplishments. Though running, backpacking, and fast packing weren’t my only proud moments in 2015, they certainly were high on the list. I grew up in the mountains. And by mountains, I mean literally, on top of a mountain with no running water. I’ll expand more on that scenario in… Read More

Well, here I go again. I used to write a blog… about 10 years ago. I loved it, had lots of followers, and was even featured in some blogging community site that boosted my views by 1000 fold. Then life happened. Responsibility, commitments, change, turmoil, learning, growth, and well…. here I am. This past year has been an amazing one for me. I think I can honestly say the best year of… Read More