I fell in love with the Santa Barbara backcountry during my four years at UCSB. There was a group of us who went backpacking as often as we could all over the mountains around here. After college, I continued hiking all over the world: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt. Fuji (Japan), Ayers Rock (Australia), the Great Wall (China), Machu Picchu (Peru), Mt. Bromo (Indonesia), Tyrol Alps (Austria), the Himalayas (India), Cape Breton (Nova Scotia), Mt. Whitney (CA), and several of the National Parks in the USA. Presently, as a member of the SYV Women’s Hiking Club, I get to continue my passion with some other great ladies.