Anchorage, AK

 Anchorage, AK

About MountainMads

I get it. And I try really hard not to be another social media cliche who takes pictures of herself in pretty places. I try harder than most to understand what the outdoors and the road are trying to teach me. So much sometimes I keep myself awake at night, unable to sleep, after hours on the trail, trying to sift through the emotions. I am someone who feels deeply and writes better than she talks. With that, I want to do more than post pristine, smiley pictures in the mountains. I want to be authentic and real. I want to share what I learned along the way in hopes that someone reads it who might also want to get past those perfectly square, filtered boxes on Instagram. I'm a full-time journalist, part-time confused college student who doesn't know what she wants to do yet. And that's okay. But what isn't is believing that the world only exist through filters and "like" buttons. This is my social media escape, as I am surrounded by it on the daily as a journalist, and my alternative to posting a Facebook status. Doesn't a breathtaking sunset or an incredibly tough hike deserve more than a caption and some hashtags? I would hope so. So make the escape with me and check out some of writings on the trail and the road.   

HAPPY TRAILS & BIG LOVE, 

Mads