Hi! I’m Nicole Antoinette.

For over 30 years, I spent the majority of my life indoors.

Camping? Hiking? Sleeping on the ground? Getting dirty? Filtering water? Dealing with bears and blisters? Pooping in the woods? Absolutely not. No way.

But in August 2016, against all odds, I completed a 460-mile solo hike. And I didn’t stop there.

Here in this little corner of the internet, you’ll find my¬†honest stories about being a beginner in the wilderness. I also share resources for other beginners, my current gear list, breakdowns of the financial side of my adventures, and more.

I’m so grateful I decided to choose courage over comfort and step out on trail for my first long hike. If you’re looking to do the same one day, I hope these stories make you laugh, think, and feel less alone.