I  love  LIVE  to hike!

Hello! I’m the “solo, female, middle-aged, titanium-reinforced, long distance backpacker Blissful Hiker (aka Alison Young) I’ve walked on six continents including New Zealand’s challenging Te Araroa and the classic Pacific Crest Trail in one year!

I guess it’s fair to say, I live to hike!

I got hooked on walking the first time my dad took me to Yosemite at age 13. My latest hike? The Wind River High Route in Wyoming.

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*Kia kaha and happy trails! ❤︎Blissful

*Maori affirmation meaning “stay strong!”


While crossing the large glacier between Indian and Alpine Pass on the Wind River High Route is possible without traction, I was happy to have microspikes and ice axe over crumbly, icy crust with numerous fissures filled with rushing water.