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May 5, 2022

Crossed paths with a guy named Salsa who planned to thru-hike the CDT SOBO this year. His friend Top-shelf was hiking with him and she already thru-hiked the CDT. I feel so inspired when I meet people who already completed a thru or who got their triple crown. It is an incredible accomplishment that many won’t truly understand unless they themselves have done it! Goose recommended I stay with his adopted grandfather, Vince, when I made it into Pine. I gave him a call and he picked me up from the trailhead. He invited me into his beautiful home, accented with a backdrop of pine trees and...

May 2-4, 2022

Flagstaff to Pine: Got a ride back to the trail by an older man and his daughter. He told me that I was living life the “right” way, that the American dream was a lie and not to buy into it. He told me it was a trap to buy a house only to spend the rest of my life paying bills. I recalled people telling me this since I was 17 and took the advice to live a nomadic lifestyle instead. 🧚🏼‍♀️✨ I smiled and said “so I’ve been told.” Stopped at Pine Grove Campground and was greeted by the camp hosts and fellow campers on their way out. We got to talking and they gifted me a plethora of...

May 1, 2022

Unimpressed and I hitched to Flagstaff since it was where I left off on the AZT last year. We got a ride pretty quickly and parted ways when we arrived. He hiked north as I hiked south. I felt guided to be in Sedona for the late afternoon. Sometimes, I think to myself, “But I ‘planned’ on being in this spot at this time and if I go here I won’t get there in ‘time’.” I’ve learned to hush that voice by simplifying it as, “What feels lighter?” I’ve learned to tune in and trust the guidance. I’ve been spending a lot of time interacting with people, to the point where I have been neglecting...

April 30, 2022

Hitched Unimpressed to Pine, AZ. Waited at least two hours. I feel my hitchhiking roll is slowed down immensely when I hitchhike with guys, but I don’t mind. I find it’s the perfect time to stretch my legs, read my book and take in the silence. A couple of cops turned their lights on and pulled in. Sensing that I might be in trouble, my excitement started to build. One of them rolled his window down and I rested my head against his window frame. I smiled sweetly, batted my eyes and said, “Hello, Officer…” I love how friendly cops are with me… probably because they can feel how turned on I...

April 29, 2022

Superior to Vineyard Trailhead: Started my moon cycle today and did a happy dance. I notice I become very contemplative when I’m bleeding. Here are some questions that arose during today’s trek: Do wild animals fart? Do wild animals get mad at each other? Do they experience relationships issues? How come the same milk is priced differently in each store? Do different breeds of dog taste differently? How did the expression ‘happy as a clam’ come about? Later on, I met a British guy named Unimpressed. He seemed really happy to see another person after not seeing anyone for a few days. I...

April 28, 2022

Superior, AZ: I was trekking along thinking to myself it would be nice to receive a new black base layer top since mine officially shredded to capacity after 6,000+ miles. Two hours later I came across a bear box and opened it to find a new base layer top, exactly my size and the brand I envisioned. A reminder that everything comes when I just relax and don’t worry about “how” it’s going to come or “if” it’s going to come. The moment I stress, I see how I push opportunities and gifts away from myself. Same concept applies to money. Anytime I find myself stressing, I seem to lose expensive...

April 24-25, 2022

April 24-25 2022, Mount Lemmon to Gila River Trailhead: Watched It’s Always Sunny with Brendan. We watched the “D.E.N.N.I.S. System” and he made one for me called the “G.O.D.A. System”: G give it up O overwhelm D disappear A and never talk to them again LOL. I don’t feel that’s the case with me, but it’s funny receiving that sort of perception; helps me learn how to laugh at the apparent habits I seem to have. I got a ride by a sweet couple who took me all the way from Silver City back to Tucson. It was healing to witness a couple who had been married for over 25 years in such a loving...

April 23, 2022

(x-rated): I walked the freeway around 5am to hitch a ride to Silver City so I could make it to CDT Trail Days. I was determined to get free pancakes that they were cooking up for the hikers. I got a ride by an older gentleman who started crying as he shared stories of all the ways God created miracles in his life. I’m pretty sure he was drunk. Got dropped off in the sketchy town of Deming. The first car that pulled over was two meth head teens who said they would take me anywhere if I gave them money. I said no thank you, hence me hitchhiking. They asked if I wanted to go on a hustle...

April 22, 2022

(x-rated): I started hitching towards Silver City to make it to trail days but then the guy who picked me up happened to be a super sexy cowboy in his mid twenties, so naturally, plans changed. He talked my ear off about the cowboy lifestyle, clearly being something he was passionate about. He talked of rodeo being an art of “power under control”. A system of “pressure and release”. He invited me to a rodeo event that was happening at Las Cruces, so I tuned into the energy of it and I was guided to say YES! We stopped at his friend Zac’s place to kill a couple of hours. I noticed that...

April 21, 2022

Rincon Mountain Wilderness to Molino Basin Campground: I didn’t take any photos of the 15+ mile trek to Tuscon as I was concentrated on not dying from heat exhaustion. At one point I saw the same footprints as mine and I was like, “Am I dead? Is this me watching my own footsteps thinking I’m still alive?” Immense gratitude overtook me when I came upon a water cache near the HWY. ❤️ My friend Joel picked me up at my favorite store (Safeway) and hosted me for the night. We met last year when he picked me up hitchhiking and we became pretty close friends. I was curious to see if he was still...

April 20, 2022

La Selvilla Picnic Area to Rincon Mountain Wilderness: Woke up at 2am and started walking uphill most of the day. When the sun arose, the jagged rocks and crumbled dirt started to glisten with what appeared to be silver confetti. Went skinny dipping and dried off in the sun. A handsome man walked by and I apologized for being naked as I fake attempted to cover myself up. He smiled and goes, “Don’t be.” My nipples became erect in an instant. Even my apparent body likes to convince me that I’m an exhibitionist. 🙈 Near the end of the day I was comforted by the melody of tall pines whistling...

April 19, 2022

Enzenberg Canyon to La Selvilla Picnic Area: Saw the four planets (Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn) lined up as the sun rose over the horizon. Made a quick detour into Vail to eat a blueberry pancake. Afterward, a guy named Dirk picked me up and gave me a ride close to the trailhead. He talked about how he is a feminist and how women are superior to men. He said I didn’t have to worry being in the car with him because he was a really nice guy. He dropped me off near the HWY, kneeled before me, kissed my hand and said, “You are my superior,” then proceeded to give me $20. He said he wanted to...

April 18, 2022

Patagonia to Enzenberg Canyon: I was excited to take a break from CDT road-walking only to come to Arizona to do more road walking. 😂 I climbed all morning. My body felt strong, core engaged. My clothing drenched in sweat, my mind in the zone of the present moment. I felt I was high, living out my dream in real time instead of through a screen. I grew to love the challenge of uphill climbs. I became a witness of the thoughts that penetrated my mind… the daggers of doubt… the lingering temptation of giving up. But I kept taking one step at a time, to the beat of the music or to the sound...

April 17, 2022

Mexico to Patagonia: Spent all morning hitching from Silver City to the Southern Terminus of the AZT. I was in a weird funk all morning; felt very melancholy. I didn’t feel like conversing, probably due to socializing so much the past few days. Brendan’s friend, Moonshine (former thru-hiker) drove me to Lordsburg and I got picked up by a man named Austin. We didn’t talk for the whole hour drive since his jeep didn’t have windows and we would have been required to yell. The sound of the boisterous wind was just what I needed in order to sit with the feelings that were coming up. I would...

September 30-October 4, 2021

Got picked up by Aaron & we decided to go road-tripping from Tuscon all the way to Moab, Utah (where I planned on getting dropped off to meet up with my older brother). Aaron was a man who picked me up hitchhiking back in Durango & drove me all the way to Flagstaff. We hit it off super super well & I made it a point to go backpacking with him in Sedona before I came home. We spent several days together checking out some awesome trails, hot springs, & new restaurants. ❤️🏜✨ Aaron, I appreciate you so much for this opportunity. Mahalo for taking care of me during such a sacred time. Mahalo...

September 27-29, 2021

Hung out in Tucson for a couple of nights. I got a ride by a prison guard who asked if I was a serial killer. I said yes & got into his car. He was sweet; a believer in God. He dropped me off near a gas station by the highway. It was a super hard hitch. Plenty of traffic but I wasn’t in a good spot. I waited a whole hour so I decided to pull out my “victimized hitchhiker” moves. I put my bag on the floor, sat on it & put my hand on my head. I drank from my empty water bottle & fanned myself with my hand. Got picked up right after I pulled that card. I got dropped off by some motels which...

September 26, 2021

Anita took me hiking the next morning to check out a cool little nature spot. Afterwards, I got a ride to Patagonia. I started walking south to hit the border of Mexico. As I was walking down through the neighborhood, a man named Tracy asked where my trekking poles were. I told him I only had one left because I lost the other one while I was hitchhiking. He told me to come into his house & he would give me some new ones. He gave me a pair of metallic gold trekking poles which was an exact request I made to the Universe a couple of months ago. Ask & you shall receive. Everything is always...

September 25, 2021

Logan got me a room last night & I could tell he was feeling lonely & he thought he could solve his feelings by messing around with me. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. We were in 2 separate beds & he said he would give me my space as he didn’t want to make me feel uncomfortable. I was exhausted. I was up since 3am hiking & it was around 11pm when I fell asleep… & when I am out, I am OUT. I woke up to him in my bed naked, massaging my ass. I just took a deep breath & got up to take a bath. I have never been one to freak out in those situations. It’s just kind of like, “eh, he’ll...

September 24, 2021

I decided to flip to Tuscon & start walking south to hit the border & then flip up & walk north. I had a variety of hitches yesterday, as no one was heading straight to Tuscon. I hung around Sedona & basked in the energy as I had my thumb out. Eventually I got a ride closer to a ramp headed towards Phoenix. The guy who drove me goes, “I thought you were a homeless drug addict but then I got a closer look & noticed you weren’t.” 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 Next, a pickup truck drove by super slowly to get a closer look at me. The man in the driver’s seat (Logan) stared me down with his jaw dropped open, as...

September 22-24, 2021

Tusayan to Flagstaff Urban Trail: I was experiencing strong feelings of quitting the AZT for many reasons. Mostly having to do with my family consistently asking me to come home & be with them. They have just started to vocalize that they miss me rather than telling me subliminally. My Dad & brother FaceTimed me to show me the Halloween decorations they bought & told me to come back so I could go trick or treating. The feelings have been intensifying within me to see them, along with my friends from work. Late at night, I called my Dad to ask him for some relationship advice. I’m so...

September 21, 2021

Perks of hiking alone: cute guys consistently ask you out on dates. Got 2 for tonight. 😈 It still fascinates me how much I let men motivate my life. Going up the Grand Canyon was STEEP & what was getting me motivated was thinking about my upcoming date. I started fantasizing & wondering what would happen; getting lost in arousing stories. Nick was late by more than an hour which was an extreme turn off. One of the biggest mood killers for me is a guy that is late. I think it’s because I’ve always been early to places/events so when I experience lateness I feel a lot of anxiety come up. He...

September 20-21, 2021

(North Rim to South Rim Grand Canyon): I got offered a ride from the North Rim all the way to the South Rim. Do you know how hard it was to say ‘no’ to skipping one of the hardest sections of the trail? 😂 The excitement to see the Grand Canyon for the first time outweighed the temptation to skip the strenuous hike. Met a group of people who gave me food & drinks because they saw I was eating ravenously. I ate salt & vinegar chips which are normally disgusting to me, but I’ve been in weird eating habits on trail so it tasted like Heaven. We took a photo together & parted ways. Met a couple...

September 17 – 20, 2021

Northern Terminus to North Kaibab TrailheadI got hit by some gnarly thunderstorms my second day into trail so I took a nero in Jacob Lake. A sweet woman named Shelli let me into her office & turned on a space heater for me so I could warm up & dry off. She asked how I go about hitchhiking & I told her how I trust in God a lot. She immediately got goosebumps & said she felt the Holy Spirit with her. We dove into a deep energetic bond by talking about our Love for God & how He has taken care of us in unimaginable ways. I could tell she was a follower of Spirit’s guidance...