Greetings! My name is Olivia, but I go by many variations of my given name: Olive, Oli, Via, OE, etc. I can be relatively unpredictable. Hence, my wildcard trail name. Dealing in pyrotechnics is one of my specialties, providing fire and warmth to all at camp. I also dabble in backcountry baking.
During my entire quarter century thus far I have devoted my life to understanding the world surrounding me. My love for nature has become more of an obsession for snow, rocks and ice. From studying geology and environmental studies at the University of Cincinnati to dreams of mountaineering. How the Earth’s processes cooperate in a closed system along with the addition of human factors is really what gets me jazzed. Let’s figure out puzzles together!
What trips are you currently day dreaming about?
Visiting Alaska again, in hopes of summiting Mt. Denali.
Also via Ferrata routes in the Dolomites…I blame the owners of the shop for this spark…
Is there a trip that you are planning to do next?
100 Mile Wilderness in Maine Summer 2020. Needing to take a break from seeking adventure to save up money for more international and remote travels
What was the last trip you took?
2 weeks in Alaska with some co-workers. One week in Lake Clark National Park backpacking, bushwhacking, and packrafting. Then 3 days sea kayaking in the Kenai Fjords along with some day hikes thrown in there. Many blueberries, glaciers, and belly laughs