Sarah McCroy

"I aim to live life passionately and positively."

Sarah has always felt most alive outdoors. It started with Girl Scout outings, then sports and family ski trips. When her family moved from Kansas to Arizona, she discovered the beauty of hiking and long distance running. In college, Sarah started rock climbing, which led to an interest in camping and eventually backpacking. Over the years, her passion for human powered travel consumed more and more of her attention, until finally she knew it was time to chase her day dreams.

After three years at a consulting firm in Maryland, Sarah quit her business analyst job to thru hike 2,660 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. She followed that with a 1,400 mile bike trip from Portland to Santa Barbara on the Pacific Coast Highway, completing both excursions in under six months.

Not ready to settle down, Sarah returned to Washington to be near the Cascade Mountain Range. When she’s not exploring the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, Sarah works with children as a part time nanny. Most days, Sarah can be found on skis or her bike, in trail runners, or in the classroom. She recently completed her AIARE II Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard certification, renewed her Wilderness First Aid certification, and became a Qualified Youth Leader. Sarah partners with The Mountaineers Organization as a trip leader for their backpacking course, hosts PCT informational sessions, and teaches avalanche awareness classes. In her remaining time, Sarah serves as an ambassador for SheJumps, an organization dedicated to teaching girls the skills needed to travel outdoors.

TRAIL NAME:

Sweetums

COMPLETED HIKES:

Pacific Crest Trail (2015)
Pacific Coast Highway (2015)

FAVORITE SALAZON CHOCOLATE BAR:

57% Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Coffee

READ MORE ABOUT SARAH:

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