About Me

Hi there!

Glad you made it! Let me tell you a little about myself!

My real name is Emma, but on the trails, I go by Pepper! Why? I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers and I also like putting Pepper in my food I guess?! Plus, I just like the name! Does my trail name really need a ‘why’?

This is me:


I’ve always loved camping, hiking, and anything to do with being outside!! I hiked the John Muir Trail (JMT) in July 2018, you can check out my JMT tab for more info!

I grew up in Southern California, moved to the Bay Area and lived there for a few years, then moved briefly to Montana where I served a 6-month Americorps term, and then in 2019 I moved to Tennessee and I’ve been here enjoying the Appalachians ever since!

I am a big believer in challenging yourself and taking risks in order to learn and grow. I think that every ‘mistake’ is really just a learning opportunity! And trust me, I’ve made a lot of learning opportunities. 

Stick around for stories, trail maps, and general life updates as I trek and train and learn my way through this crazy thing called life!

I am also the Community Manager for the Six-Pack of Peaks challenge! If you want to learn more, visit https://sixpackofpeaks.com/ or go to my Six Pack of Peaks page!


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