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.)
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
keep in touch
Questions? Suggestions? Don’t be shy, boo! Reach out and drop me a line.
Welcome to Miss Adventure Pants, where we show you how to kick ass and live a life of adventure! Check out our blog for hiking and mountaineering trip ideas, training and gear advice, and motivational posts on loving your body and unleashing your inner badass. Happy trails!
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