Episode 9: Solace in Solitude

How a 500-mile hike put my life back on track

Last year, I quit my job, packed everything I needed into a backpack, and started walking. The plan was to thru-hike the Colorado Trail, a long-distance footpath through the Rocky Mountains.

I was a total novice at backpacking, but I craved an escape from the daily grind of work and life. And so, I decided to escape from society for a summer and head to the wilderness.

In this episode, poet Amy Strieter interviews me about the hike, and how it changed both my career path, and my mental health. 

To learn more about my Colorado Trail hike, you can visit my blog, or read this story I wrote for Quartz