“How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living” – Henry David Thoreau
I grew up on the Harrison Wilderness Base, where we grew our own food, ran amok through the woods, and lived rather sustainably. When I traveled off to university, I came to realize just how important being Wild really was to me. I became an outspoken advocate for the environment, and began pursuing ways to create change in my life and in the lives of those around me. I am a Wilderness educator, a low-waster, a minimalist, and a self-proclaimed philosopher.
Staying true to my outdoorsy roots, I am a Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner with the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). I am also an Adventure Guide, where I lead people on new adventures among the Wilds of Texas and beyond. I facilitate growth and teamwork among groups of people, as well as teach on outdoor education topics, such as climbing, Leave No Trace, backpacking, ziplining, and more. You can generally find me at the end of a hiking line, providing “Neeture Facts” for those within earshot, attempting to provide joy and information about our Wilderness, what it does for us, and the tranquility it can provide.
I am a vegetarian with loose morals, an avid yogi, an event coordinator, and a dog mom. I intend to use this blog for everything that I do at the Harrison Wilderness Base, which is a loosely constructed set of morals, principles, and values that I have built up around myself. This blog will lay out the things I hold nearest and dearest, such as my travels, my dog, and my haphazard philosophizing.
Be Safe, Don’t Get Lost or Killed, and Stay Out of Trees.