Welcome to my Blog!

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

Greetings! I’m Natalie, welcome to my blog! I am a musician (check out my original folksy Adirondack-inspired music at https://www.nocturnnemusic.com/), an engineer, and an avid hiker and photographer. I also have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – a degenerative genetic disorder that affects all of my joints, that’s resulting in my muscles being the glue that holds my joints together rather than my tendons and ligaments…As you can imagine, that makes hiking quite difficult! EDS is a little-known and underdiagnosed condition largely affecting women, with very little research behind it. Learn more about EDS here: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/what-is-eds/

On this site you’ll find trip reports from my personal journeys through the mountains as well as my photography portfolio. Read through my diaries to stroll with me though the woods, accompany me on my solo 46er adventures, and learn from my triumphs and failures. “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” – John Muir

Click HERE to view my photography portfolio and take a part of the wilderness home with you.


7 thoughts on “Welcome to my Blog!”

    1. To be a 46er, you have to climb all of the 46 highest peaks in the region. It’s pronounced like forty-sixer…did that help?


    1. Oh wow, that’s awesome! I’d like to get every state as well, but what do you do for the flat states like Ohio? Climb a hill? Haha I’ve always wondered! Good luck!

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      1. Haha- basically- a lot of the flat ones u can drive up or just have a short hike to the highpoint- such a Delaware which is on a street next to a trailer park- LOL- but some that are flat have some pretty amazing views – like Nebraska which is on a bison ranch- it has taken me to some pretty cool places I’d never think to visit otherwise- I have a section on my blog just for my highpoint trips if ur ever interested!! 🙂


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