Why did you come to Yosemite?
I came to Yosemite to explore the Sierra Nevada mountain range and gain more experience in the outdoor recreation industry! Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, the Rocky Mountains have given me the opportunity to make outdoor resources part of my daily life, teaching me the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship. Striving to empower others through outdoor experiences, I joined the Recreation Team here at Evergreen Lodge. Yosemite has it all - big mountains, incredible climbing, and the largest tree species in the world! I am beyond excited to explore all that Yosemite has to offer this season while helping educate our guests about the National Park, preservation, and where to recreate in the Sierras.
What are your Hobbies?
In my free time, I love to hike, backpack, do yoga, and read. During my time in Yosemite, I am hoping to eventually add climbing to this list!
Favorite hike/trail here in Yosemite?
My favorite trail here in Yosemite is the Mist Trail.
Your craziest hiking story?
My craziest hiking story? A few summers ago I was camping in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of New Mexico with my family. I decided to go on a quick hike, while the rest of my family stayed behind to set up camp and settle in for the afternoon. On an out and back trail, I jogged down about 5 miles to a beautiful little alpine lake, enjoying the peace and quiet and crisp mountain air. At around 4pm I began to make my way up the trail, back to my campsite. With a hungry belly and now cold, I was jogging and ready to be home! To my surprise the trail I was walking on just stopped. Confused, I doubled back and realized there were several different trails leading from the lake. I was scared and began to worry. Where did I come from?? Was this the right trail? Several hours later..
I had traversed every single trail coming from the lake, was completely lost, and then it began to rain. Tuckered out, wet, I sat down under a tree and did some deep breathing reminding myself of what trail markers I saw. They were much harder to find in the rain and rolling thunder. I would try the original trail again. Walking down this path for the 7th time, I decided I would walk past where the trail seemed to stop and continue on a half-mile further. To my relief, I found the next section of the trail was taking me up familiar switchbacks! I was able to make it home for a very laten and wet dinner at around 9pm.
Favorite Hiking Meal /Food?
My favorite hiking meal is salami and good cheese!
My dream vacation is skiing the alps and having a warm cider and jacuzzi awaiting me.