about the journal
I have a soft spot for adventuring! I write my tell-all secrets for planning affordable trips and purchasing great gear. Learning shouldn't feel intimidating. As a beginner, I know how it feels to know nothing. My goal is to create a safe space for eager and curious beginners to find their footing.
Follow my visual journal on Instagram (@leadawnhart) and Pinterest (@leadawnhart). If you want some quality hiking and backpacking videos, check out my tiktok (@leadawnhart).
about the gal
Follow me on my wild adventure in the PNW. I am a gal getting my doctorate in clinical psychology while simultaneously inspiring and educating women to get outside with confidence. I decided to lead trips for women as a way to actively live my mission to cultivate a safe space for curious and eager beginners to grow in their knowledge of backpacking, hiking, and camping. Accessing nature shouldn't be limited to the far and few between who spend hours researching and thousands of dollars of gear.
For those who don't know me personally, I can often be bribed with french fries, adventures, and coffee (mostly coffee). I have a passion for writing and adventuring. I love Jesus, volunteering, researching, and exploring the world.