I grew up in West Marin County, California, under the shadow of Mount Tamalpais. I have had a love of nature and hiking from an early age, influenced by the legendary Marin County naturalist, Mrs. Terwilliger. I spent much of my youth hiking and riding the trails of Mt. Tam, and enjoying the various wild places in Northern California.
The world took me away from nature and the outdoors for a long time, and I was mesmerized by the inner world of computers and online gaming. Because of that addiction, my health and relationships suffered, and I gained a large amount of weight.
Circumstances brought me to Virginia, and in the beginning of 2012 I decided to start walking as a way to help lose weight. The walking eventually evolved into hiking, and I started this blog originally as Walking out of Depression, a means of talking about the hikes that were dragging me out of the gloom.
My journey continues.