Nature Writing

Having grounded their relationship in ambitious hikes in the Rockies, Appalachians, and Catskills, Kunde and her partner were determined to stay on the trail after their two sons were born. The blog recounts some ambitious and some less ambitious treks within the San Gabriel and the Sierra Nevada. Part travelogue, part ecotheory, and part how-to for parents bringing youngsters into the backcountry, Kunde’s blog delves into the nitty-gritty of love and hiking.


Mountain pass in Eastern Sierra.


Down in the Dirt of the California Backcountry—a blog exploring issues of embodiment and relationship in the context of global climate change.