I’m Nastassia. I’m an engineer in Seattle, and I love walking everywhere I go, as well as backpacking. I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016, and I have my sights set on some more long distance hikes soon. I want everyone to realize where their feet can take them, even if they are not an athlete! I also love interdisciplinary art and rock climbing.
This is supposed to be a somewhat philosophical/exploratory blog about long distance walking/hiking. Therefore I am avoiding content that is covered ad nauseum on the internet already, namely:
- Gear reviews or specs of anything I carry
- Detailed fitness or training advice
- Excessive focus on mileage/calories consumed/elevation gain etc.
Personally, I think these things are disproportionately focused on in the outdoor community, plus there are people who know a lot more about them. However, of course since I have backpacked so much I do have opinions on them and if you are ever curious, feel free to ask in a comment or on the contact page!