[dropcap]H[/dropcap]i Everyone! I am Iris and in April 2015 I will atempt to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail. This blog will be my diary and my way to share this adventure with everyone who’s interested. Apologies in advance to my Dutch family and friends, my blog will be mostly written in English. To my native English speaking blog followers, please keep in mind English is not my native language.

A few years back I read a story of a woman who was hiking the pct. Ever since this trail has been in my mind. I have done hikes in Scotland, New Zealand, Pyrenees, Iceland. I would like to hike a significant distance over a significant period of time. Being outside in the wide open areas. Adapt to this lifestyle of living in a tent and carry everything that I need on my back, not been able to take a daily shower. Feel this kind of freedom, even though I’ll probably want to stick to a planning, and rush to towns for food.

I want to become a stronger person. Go to places that can only be reached on foot, and that therefore are special. I want to escape the working life of sitting a lot behind my computer. I hope I will meet lots of different people, see intriguing animals and enjoy stunning views! I want to explore.

Please feel free to leave a reply, comment or question. You can also email me.

Me on a hike in the Pyrenees

About me

Name: Iris Brouwer

Date of Birth: 20 August 1987

Occupation: Hydrographic Surveyor

Home Adress: Netherlands