Hi, I’m Sarah
dirtbag free spirit
climber of mountains
drinker of IPAs
nice to meet you!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the interwebs! Pour yourself a Fat Tire and make yourself at home.
I moved to Colorado in 1999 for a summer job as a backpacking guide and immediately fell in love! (Maybe you know the feeling?) My first plan was to go home to Cleveland, load all of my stuff into my piece-of-shit car, and come right back.
(But then, because life is weird, I ended up moving to Kyrgyzstan for a year.)
I finally made it back in 2002 to go to grad school at Colorado State University. (Go Rammies!) And I’ve been here ever since.
Well … except for the six years I left to work as a school counselor in Shanghai, Jakarta, and Bangkok.
But in 2010 I left education behind to start a freelance writing business. And naturally, I came back to my favorite place on earth, Colo-radical!
When I’m not being a dirtbag, you’ll find me drinking IPAs on patios, eating Thai food, and writing the great American novel.
about the blog
So why start a hiking blog? (Besides the fact that it connects me with awesome people?)
Answer: I totally wish there had been a blog like this back when I was getting into hiking. (‘Cause I’m kinda old. The interwebs were really lame then.)
As a result, I did lots of dumb things. I almost got my ass fried by climbing Longs Peak in a thunderstorm. (It’s SO not fun to run down a mountain with your hair standing up.)
Also, I didn’t know about all the kick-ass things you can do outside. Like, I never went snow climbing until I was 38. So sad!
So I started Miss Adventure Pants to help you live your hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering dreams.
(Right now. Without frying.)
cred
You may now be asking yourself: “Why should I listen to some chick on the interwebs?”
Brilliant question. Here’s a little about me and my hiking-backpacking-mountaineering experience.
Education: M.Ed. in Counseling and Career Development. I can help you set goals, face fears, and kick ass at life. Really. It says so on the diploma!
Member: Colorado Mountain Club, Austrian Alpine Club
Assistant Instructor: Wilderness Trekking, Navigation, Basic Mountaineering, Basic Rock Climbing (all with CMC)
Trip Leader: Colorado Mountain Club
Courses and Certifications: AIARE I, Wilderness First Aid, High-Altitude Mountaineering Certificate
important numbers
28 countries
5 continents
34 fourteeners
753,293 IPAs
keep in touch
Questions? Suggestions? Don’t be shy, boo! Reach out and drop me a line.