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Welcome to my personal blog. I am a passionate traveler, hiker, adventurer, and seeker of knowledge and personal growth. My blog chronicles my journey towards a life well lived, in alignment with my own personal values.

On my Pacific Crest Trail landing page, you can find a full archive of my blog posts from my through hike in 2019. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650 mile footpath from the Mexican border into Canada. It crosses through both public and private lands in California, Oregon, and Washington. Most of it passes through protected wilderness areas. Why hike the trail? I didn’t know how to answer that question myself, even after I had committed to spending 5 months in the woods. Check out my PCT page to see how I answered that question for myself!

You can also check out my blog to see my post recent blog posts about my current adventures.


If you would like to contact me, feel free to send me an email: erikaraeking@gmail.com