I began hiking (mostly solo) in 2019. When the pandemic hit, I became an avid hiker and ended up doing 250 miles on the trail in 2020. I don't see many women of color on the trail and would like to help change that. Hiking has helped empower me and build up my self esteem, and I want other women to get to experience that as well. Last year, I did my first long backpacking trip (50miles) in Rocky Mountain National Park. This summer, I did 55 miles in Grand Teton National Park.