You've probably found this page from my blog, Brown Girl on the NST, from my articles in Backpacker Magazine and at Backpacker.com, from my appearances on The Trail Show or Sounds of the Trail, from my Instagram account, or from, y'know, actually meeting me on the trail or at a hiker-oriented event. If you've interacted with me in one of these ways, I want to thank you for being open, for listening to my stories - and for encouraging me to write more, which leads to why we're all here.
This Patreon page is set to help me with three things:
1) Writing for the blog, as it takes valuable time and focus out of my (hiking) day to be able to deliver 1000-or-more-word posts.
2) Blog-related expenses, such as hosting and keeping the site ad-free.
3) If there's any extra after the first two, More hikes to give you more content.
The bonus of trying to fund all of this with Patreon is that I can give back to you fine folks in the form of rewards, as delineated in the wee column to your right.
Donations will forever be voluntary - you'll always be able to read daily accounts of any hikes I do on my blog for free, and I hope you do! And you could just totally leave it at that, or buy the eventual book when it comes out, or none of that. You do you. But even a dollar a month helps me worry less about how I'm going to eat and more about how I'm gonna get you more writing.