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Here is a list of places I will be talking or walking in the upcoming months. If you are interested in having me talk at your event or to your group, contact me. Topics I cover include: ultralight backpacking, hiking the Triple Crown, hiking as a woman, and speed hiking. I tailor talks to my audience and usually end up handing out a bunch of free gear. I also offer small group hands-on clinics for gear store employees, hiking clubs, and Girl/Boy Scout Troops.


March 14th: Colorado Ruck Backpacking Clinic, Golden, CO

February 28th: Portland Ruck Backpacking Clinic, Portland, OR

February 15th (tentative): Speaking Event, Chinook Trails Association, Vancouver, WA

January 21st-24th: Outdoor Retailer Show, Salt Lake City, UT

January 17th-19th: Board Meeting, American Long Distance Hiking Association-West, Mt. Hood, OR


November 18th: CDTC Campaign Launch Party, Fate Brewery, Boulder, CO

October 31st: Halloween Costume Hike with Walk2Connect, Denver, CO

October 25th: Boulder Brew Hike with the Trail Show podcast, Boulder, CO

October 22nd-25th: Colorado Trail Hiking Trip

October 18th: Recording The Trail Show Podcast, Wheatridge, CO

October 17th: Speaking Event: Denver Mensa, Denver, CO

October 9th: Mushroom Forage Hike

September 30th-October 3rd: Wonderland Trail Thru-Hike, Washington

September 26th-28th: Speaking Event: “The Inman 300: Urban Thru-hike of LA” at the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West Annual Gathering, Meany Lodge, Washington

September 18th-22nd: Humphreys Basin, Sierra and Inyo Mountains Hiking with Gossamer Gear Ambassadors

September 5th-7th: PCT Days, Cascade Locks, OR

August 13th-September 3rd: PCT Section Hike: Cascade Locks, OR to Canada

July 26th-August 1st: SF Urban Thru-hike, San Francisco, California

July 20th-21st: Media Hike with Tahoe Trips and Trails

July 13th: Teaching: Backpacking Walkshop Clinic, Walk2Connect, Denver, CO

June 28th-July 8th: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike, Columbia River Gorge, Washington and Oregon

June 18th-22nd: Tahoe Rim Trail Thru-Hike, California/Nevada

June 17th: Speaking Event: “The Mind, Heart, and Soles of Thru-Hikers”, Cedar Sport House, Truckee, California

June 13th-16th: Crystal Range Traverse with Sierra Club Light and Fastpackers

June 7th:  Backpacking Walkshop Clinic, Walk2Connect, Denver, CO

May 17th:  Backpacking Walkshop Clinic, Walk2Connect, Denver, CO

May 5th-May 9th: National Scenic Trails Workshop, Granlibaaken, Tahoe City, California

April 23rd-May 3rd: TransAdirondack Route, Adirondacks, New York

April 22nd: Presentation at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

April 17th: Speaking Event, CDT Happy Hour, Little Toad Brewery, Silver City, NM

April 17th: Radio Interview, Gila Mimbres Radio Station, Silver City, NM

April 12th: Warrior Hike Ceremony, Silver City NM

April 10th-18th: CDT Southern Terminus Shuttles, Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Silver City, NM

April 8th: Presentation at Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder, CO

March 22nd-April 1st: Gossamer Gear Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon Trip, Arizona, Utah

March 7th: Guest on Episode #22,  The Trail Show podcast, Boulder, CO

January 22nd-26th: Outdoor Retailer Winter Show, Salt Lake City, UT

January 17th-21st: Moab Winter Day Hiking with Gossamer Gear, Moab, UT



October 30th: Presentation at MIT Outing Club, Cambridge, MA

October 24th: Presentation at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

September 27th-29th: American Long Distance Hiking Association-West Gathering, Nevada City, CA

September 9th-18th: Bailey Range cross country traverse, Olympic National Park, WA

September 1st-7th: Gossamer Gear Ambassador Trip, Olympic National Park,WA

August 17th-August 28th: John Muir Trail and pre-trip hikes

July 7th-30th: Hiking in Japan

May 21st-June 10th: Pacific Crest Trail section hike

May 19: Live Walk and Talk Presentation at Big Parade LA, Los Angeles, CA, 3 PM

May 7: Rim to Rim to Rim in a Day, Grand Canyon

April 11-16: Inman 300, Urban Thru-hike of LA

April 9: Presentation at Pomona College, 9 PM

April 1-7: Gossamer Gear Ambassador Trip, Boulder Mail Trail, Escalante, UT



October: Training hike on the Maah Dah Hey Trail, ND

August 25th-September 29: Colorado Trail, CO

August 8-15: John Muir Trail, CA

August 1-5: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Salt Lake City, UT

July 22: Presentation, Appalachian Trail Museum, Gardners, PA, 2 PM

July 14-20: Presentation, Appalachian Trail to Every Classroom Workshop, Highland Center, Bretton Woods, NH

July 5-7: Training hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail, CA

June 1-June 15: Long Trail, VT

May 6: Presentation, Appalachian Trail Millennial Youth Led Expedition,  National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

April: Training hike on the Mountains to Sea Trail, NC

February 1: Presentation, Yale University,  New Haven, CT, 9 PM


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