Hello! I’m Not a Chance, a 33 year old restaurant worker/trimigrant/picker who loves to hike. Welcome to my blog As The Trail Turns; short stories from hiking long distances.
I started on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2009 and since then I’ve hiked around 15,000 miles; most of those miles I got from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail almost four times! Why? Because it was fun and I don’t know.
Since 2014 I ventured off the beaten path and fell in love with Brett Tucker’s lesser known gritty desert routes in Arizona and New Mexico.
I have also hiked in New Zealand, Canada, the Canary Islands, and Wales.
I have hiked with others and alone.
Some of my favorite hikes include the Grand Enchantment Trail, the Northern New Mexico Loop, the Sky Islands Traverse,the Lowest to Highest Route, and the Great Divide Trail.
When I’m not hiking I’m working some low wage or seasonal job to fund hikes, riding my bike getting high listening to Jessie Mae Hemphill, spending time with my smart beautiful boyfriend who plays like Leo Kottke and Son House had a child, running, day hiking, hermiting, dancing, and when ideas flow, writing. Some of my favorite writers are Marge Piercy, Cat Marnell, Kathy Acker, Kerouac, Kesey, Bukowski, Corso, Whitman, and Lidia Yuknavitch.
Thanks for visiting 🙏🏽