I am Abbi, people on the trail call me Otherworld, and here I am known as the Trekkin Lady, because that’s what I do! I was born and raised in San Diego, California – but you probably wouldn’t guess that if you met me. I am a woman who creates my own reality. Instead of living to work, I find work that enables the lifestyle that I want. I consider my home to be wherever I am.
After graduating from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration, and an emphasis in Outdoor Resource Management, I was engaged to marry my then long-term boyfriend before setting off on a life changing adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, which ultimately led to the end of that relationship and the beginning of a new one – with myself. After a slow and “normal” 25 years of structure and learning, my graduation launched me into a whirlwind of true adventure that would satisfy my heart in ways it had always longed for.
After spending six months living in the wilderness on the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail I spent two months living in Baja California Sur, Mexico on a sustainable farm in the mountains. That summer I lived and worked in Yosemite National Park issuing wilderness permits and preaching Leave No Trace Ethics, as well as hiking over 300 miles of trails there! I’ve since spent two winters living and working in Mammoth Lakes for the ski resort, and in the summer of 2015 I hiked from Glacier National Park, Montana all the way to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington on the Pacific Northwest Trail before getting onto a bicycle and riding it down the west coast from Seattle to my parents front door in San Diego! (a journey of 3,000 miles). I then moved into a new phase of connecting to the earth through farming, cooking, herbalism, food sovereignty and community in Hawaii and Oregon.
It’s been an incredibly rewarding adventure full of physical challenge, spiritual wisdom, human connection, and feminine empowerment. It has been over five years now that I have been living this nomadic lifestyle and I have yet to see an end in sight. Please follow my blog to stay connected with my journey….