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:

  1. Gear reviews or specs of anything I carry
  2. Detailed fitness or training advice
  3. 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!