Happy International Women’s Day! I want to dedicate this day to Moonshine, who passed away in 2013. She was one of the most badass female hikers I’ve ever met.
I met Moonshine on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2012. She was hiking 30 mile days and smoked a helluva lotta tobacco to be such a good hiker. She was independent, tough, sensitive, dark and joyous. We first hung out at Kennedy Meadows where we washed the last 700 miles of desert off in the Kern River and drank beer like it was gonna save us. After the PCT there was talk about hiking the Appalachian Trail together but she was gone before hiking season.
Please please where ever you are, who ever you are, look at your friends and loved ones and tell them how much you appreciate them!