“Wander and Wonder at any age”

It’s never too late to explore the great outdoors. Join me, a senior Australian female hiker who loves planning group long-distance fundraising hikes, walking with friends, and solo hiking within Australia and other great world destinations.

Type 1 diabetes, a positive can-do attitude, a sense of adventure, and all of life’s other challenges join me for the ride. I make my dreams a reality and you can too.

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Jack Kerouac

 

Infinite Raspberry - hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Prologue
Prologue

Imagine river crossings full of fallen trees, large boulders, jagged debris, and possibly snakes.

Prologue
Chapter 1 Why?
Chapter 1 Why?

They say the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is one of the best trail experiences on Earth.

Chapter 1 Why?
Chapter 2 USA Bound
Chapter 2 USA Bound

Heading south to San Diego's Santa Fe Station to start this adventure.

Chapter 2 USA Bound
Chapter 3 The Start
Chapter 3 The Start

I hope the charm and hype surrounding this long-distance hike are true.

Chapter 3 The Start
Chapter 4 May Madness
Chapter 4 May Madness

Gone are the days of opposable thumbs.

Chapter 4 May Madness
Chapter 5 The Desert in June
Chapter 5 The Desert in June

A lime spider is an Aussie drinking delicacy not to be missed a hot day.

Chapter 5 The Desert in June
Chapter 6 Entering the High Sierra
Chapter 6 Entering the High Sierra

The dreaded bear canister carry.

Chapter 6 Entering the High Sierra
Chapter 7 SoBo to Snoqualmie
Chapter 7 SoBo to Snoqualmie

The ranger has kindly offered to store our extra food in the dunny if we don't get back in time - super!

Chapter 7 SoBo to Snoqualmie
Chapter 8 The best black eye I’ve ever seen
Chapter 8 The best black eye I’ve ever seen

The injuries are accumulating at an alarming rate.

Chapter 8 The best black eye I’ve ever seen
Chapter 9 The Bridge of the Gods
Chapter 9 The Bridge of the Gods

"When you're finished your resupply I'll pick you up in a rickshaw".

Chapter 9 The Bridge of the Gods
Chapter 10 Oregon
Chapter 10 Oregon

Eyes bulging and teeth bared, she lets loose with a "Here's Johnny!"

Chapter 10 Oregon
Chapter 11 Return to California
Chapter 11 Return to California

52 Great SPAM recipes.

Chapter 11 Return to California
Chapter 12 Reflections
Chapter 12 Reflections

‘It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.’

Chapter 12 Reflections
Epilogue
Epilogue

Give yourself permission to pursue your wildest dreams

Epilogue
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Hiking adventures and fundraising

Mt Kosciuszko Summit via Hannels Spur
Mt Kosciuszko Summit via Hannels Spur
Mt Kosciuszko Summit via Hannels Spur
Best Walks around Marramarra National Park
Best Walks around Marramarra National Park
Best Walks around Marramarra National Park
Red Rocks Guided Hike
Red Rocks Guided Hike
Red Rocks Guided Hike
Frenchmans Cap Track
Frenchmans Cap Track
Frenchmans Cap Track
Barrington Tops Corker Trail
Barrington Tops Corker Trail
Barrington Tops Corker Trail
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Tips, Gear and more

Gear List for PCT
Gear List for PCT
Gear List for PCT
Choosing the right trekking pole
Choosing the right trekking pole
Choosing the right trekking pole
Take a hike, Arthritis!
Take a hike, Arthritis!
Take a hike, Arthritis!
Avoiding Dehydration
Avoiding Dehydration
Avoiding Dehydration
Should I be worried about dry skin?
Should I be worried about dry skin?
Should I be worried about dry skin?
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