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I help long-distance trail organizations improve the hiking experience and inspire action on behalf of the environment.

I am a triple-crown thru-hiker with over 20 years of experience planning, hiking, and improving long-distance trails. I am an environmentalist and passionate outdoor enthusiast who believes that long-distance hiking can deepen our relationship with the landscapes and environmental issues that desperately need more advocates.

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Renee Patrick on the Blue Mountains Trail

Q & A

What aspect of your work are you excited about?

Story Maps

"Over the past few years I designed and created a dozen different story maps for the Oregon Natural Desert Association.

Story Maps offer an interactive and compelling platform to illustrate an issue or describe an experience in an immersive way. Through maps, images, video, sound, and text I can make your trail come alive and deepen a hiker's experience."



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Steering Committee Co-Chair

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Blue Mountains Trail Committee

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Board Member Emeritus


When we see ourselves as part of nature, we act differently.

By following my curiosity for over 25 years, my interests and passions now culminate in this work to improve the long-distance hiking experience through resource development, community outreach, and hiker engagement, all through the lens of thousands of miles backpacked on trails around the world. 


Deep Dive


Learn more about my hikes, packrafting, writing, design and more on my blog: or by choosing a link below:

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