Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.

Mary Caroline Richards

I  love  LIVE  to hike!

Hello! I’m the voracious long distance walker and backpacker, Alison Young. I walked 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! – and now titanium reinforced.

I got hooked on walking the first time my dad took me to Yosemite at age 13. My next hike? The Continental Divide Trail. You can listen to Blissful Hiker from the trail and follow the blog as it happens.

*Kia kaha and happy trails!

*Maori affirmation meaning “stay strong!”

Cape Reinga, NZ 2018 – the start of the Te Araroa

‘Beginnings’ are always thrilling – the anticipation, the unknowns and the faith that an adventure awaits! What are some of your favorite beginnings?