Where did you grow up: Steilacoom, Washington
Where do you live now: Denver, Colorado
What is your favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings series
What is your favorite book: ‘Into thin air’
Do you remember the first place you went hiking and how old were you: I don’t remember specifically, but all growing up my childhood was filled with trips camping, backpacking, and hiking in Mount Rainier National Park!
What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity: Mountain biking :)
What is the best trip you've ever been on: Last year backpacking the 4 pass loop in Aspen with my sister.
Where is your favorite place to recreate: My favorite place might be Moab.
What is your absolute favorite piece of outdoor gear: My venture out project 5 panel hat of course!
Waterbottle or Hydration Bladders (Camelbacks): Both! I generally use a bladder, but also carry a water bottle.
Down or synthetics sleeping bags: I prefer down, although I feel bad for the birds. So I’m considering other options for my next bag.
If you were stranded on a deserted island - what three items would you want: Sunglasses, lighter and chapstick
A place you dream of backpacking some day: I would love to backpack across Europe or Iceland!
What does it mean to you to recreate with other queer folks: It means community, it means feeling comfy in my most favorite place. It also means happiness for this queer!