Hiking

G.O. 019 – Peakbagging Chick

G.O. 019 – All the Peaks With Peakbagging Chick Peakbagging Chick is constantly outdoors hiking and climbing or introducing other women to adventure via Her Own Trail Meetup Group. In 2014, she adopted the moniker Peakbagging Chick after deciding to challenge herself by climbing 100 peaks in one year. She and Jason sat beneath a…

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G.O. 016 – Alden Anderson

G.O. 016 – Embracing Freedom With Alden Anderson Alden Anderson had an atypical childhood. Communally raised in a sheltered religious order, his access to the outdoors and exploration—and secular society—were limited. At the age of 21, he broke his billion-year contract with his indoctrinated faith and began the transition into a standard American lifestyle. While…

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G.O. 010 – Scott Merrill

G.O. 010 – Discovering Canyons With Scott Merrill Scott Merrill is an eighth-grade math teacher and a recently engaged father of two. As rewarding as those things can be, he still felt an emptiness and calling for adventure he had difficulty heeding. After years of searching for an outlet for these pursuits, he found a…

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G.O. 007 – Johanna Turner

G.O. 007 – Caught on Johanna Turner’s Cameras Johanna Turner is a patient person. Hiking miles into the wilderness periodically to maintain camera gear that may never capture a single image of wildlife requires patience. It also rewards hard-work and dedication. Only camera trappers ever capture imagery of wildlife in their natural environment unmolested by…

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G.O. 003 – Saveria Tilden

G.O. 003 – The Multi-faceted Saveria Tilden Saveria Tilden keeps busy. When she discovered the outdoors, she realized it needed to be shared. She made that happen by becoming an educator and consultant for various businesses and organizations. She works with the American Hiking Society, the Sierra Club, REI Outdoor School, Transforming Youth Outdoors, IslandWood,…

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G.O. 002 – Klaus Gerhart

G.O. 002 – Canyon Lessons and Klaus Gerhart Klaus Gerhart wasn’t always active outdoors. There was a time when his primary exercise was operating a television remote. Several years ago he decided to journey outside and the course of his life changed drastically. The discovery of technical canyoneering ended any desire to return to a…

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