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

Mary Caroline Richard

I  love  LIVE  to hike!

btw…you can watch my presentation of Te Araroa, tramping New Zealand’s long pathway at your leisure “on demand!”

Posted by Alison Young on Tuesday, July 28, 2020


introducing…
The Pee Rag podcast ❤︎ Unfiltered Tales of the Blissful Hiker

In a series of self-effacing essays, accompanied by her own original flute playing, Blissful shares her journey of self-discovery.

Long distance backpacker and essayist Alison Young reveals the truth behind the unglamorous – but fulfilling –life of a full-time-pedestrian.



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!

I got hooked on walking the first time my dad took me to Yosemite at age 13. next hike? The Continental Divide Trail.

I invite you to follow along on the journey, and share yours too!