Hi! I'm Nicole and my passion in life is the outdoors. I grew up in the mid-Atlantic and found my love for hiking and backpacking in high school. I also enjoyed activities such as swimming, sailing, kayaking, running, and just general exploring so I quickly learned the importance of being prepared with the right gear.
I have since started working seasonal jobs so I have lived in a variety of places since then and have had months off at a time to road trip around! I worked in Denali National Park most recently and got out backpacking nearly every weekend I could! The weather and terrain there really took some extra thought and care to solo backpack safely so I am more up to date than ever.
I have also spent an extensive amount of time living in temperate rainforests (Olympic National Park, WA, and near Ketchikan, AK) and at a few frigid ski resorts in Colorado, so I know all about staying warm and dry!
I also love science, especially when it relates to nature, so hit me up for some fun facts!