Ashley Vance

Ashley Vance

Ashley has been hiking and trail running in the Washington State area for 10 years. Her adventures have also spanned multiple countries and continents, but she has always called Washington home. On the weekends, she enjoys getting outdoors for day hikes, trail runs and overnight backpacking trips. One of Ashley’s goals is to bring more representation of BIPOC to the hiking, backpacking and trail running community. When not outdoors, Ashley is most likely planning her next outdoor trip, reading a great book, or playing fetch with her amazing dog, Nala.

An Injury Experience on the Trail

As every athlete knows, injuries will happen from time to time. Some may be from overuse or others can be more catastrophic, either from a bad fall or collision. This article provides a detailed summary of an injury I experienced while out trail running and the steps I took to assess the situation and get myself back home.