Lindsey: The Writer

This is me.  I have big hair and an even bigger personality. I grew up camping with my family and with my girl scout troupe, but didn’t really get into backpacking until I started working with the American Conservation Experience. Since then I have been a backpacking fiend and stayed active in the conservation and trail building world. I have worked for EarthCorps in Seattle, on King County Backcountry Trails, and at Mount Rainier National Park as a Trail Crew member. When I am not working you might find me sailing with my family or doing crosswords and playing Catan with friends. My most honed outdoor skill: super speedy shitting in the woods.

When Kyle and I first started this blog, almost three years ago now, I thought we would both write blog posts.  That dream died quickly when it became apparent that Kyle writing blog posts involved me twisting his arm.  So I gave up and let him stay where he felt most inspired, behind a camera.  But I kept writing because it is something that I have always loved to do.  I can’t say I am the best speller or know ALL the grammar, but I love to tell stories, and process my own thoughts on paper or…screen.  I know myself to be a dedicated writer, evidenced by the ever-growing pile of journals I have been writing in since 3rd grade.  In high school English was my favorite subject and in college I put my love for writing to use as an Anthropology Major, always writing more than the page limit.  Although my college years were focused on academic writing and grants, I am happy to return to a more laid back style of writing, one where my voice can be more evident and loud (I have a very loud voice).  Because this blog is motivated by adventure my hope is that my writing oscillates between informative, inspiring, and entertaining, sometimes encompassing all three in the same post.  If you want to check out some of my personal favorite blog posts to get an idea of what I am all about, may I suggest the following completely random selection of posts: