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Taking a break from the rain on the AT


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.


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  1. Just wanted to say that I found your blog while looking for new ideas for hikes in Northern Virginia, and have enjoyed perusing your hike list and have been inspired by some of your descriptions. Going to Prince William Forest Park tomorrow!. It took me a bit to find the “About the blogger” page and was pretty tickled to learn that you are a native of my own home hiking grounds. I grew up in Marin, went to Redwood HS, and hiked Mt. Tam and Pt Reyes and the GGNRA every chance I got. Living in Arlington VA now, but still get home to hike the Tamalpais trails (Northside trail is my favorite) every once in awhile. Keep on hiking and thanks for sharing!


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