Natalie is a full-time high school teacher and full-time adventurer. When she's not teaching teenagers, she is hiking, backpacking, camping, mountaineering, snowboarding, roller skating, and road-tripping, and posting about it on her Instagram. Natalie's favorite activity is backpacking in the Eastern Sierra and she plans and navigates many trips each year. She is well connected with the hiking and outdoors community and is always making new friends with like-minded adventurers. Natalie was born and raised in California and fell in love with the outdoors as a child on family trips to Yosemite.
A few recent adventures include: Five CA 14ers, including Whitney (x3), Langley, (x2), Shasta (solo), White Mtn, and Split Mtn, and more to come soon! Summiting the three tallest peaks in CO; Elbert, Massive, and Harvard. Completing the John Muir Trail plus many repeat sections, the Trans Catalina Trail, and parts of the Tahoe Rim Trail and Teton Crest Trail. Summiting the highest peak in Ireland (Carrauntoohil), highest peak in Sicily (Mt Etna), highest peak in Slovenia (Mt Triglav). She has been training in snow mountaineering, getting ready for more big peaks in winter conditions