I was a hiker long before I was a runner. I discovered hiking in college when I became friends with a fellow student who I randomly sat next to in a freshman botany class. She had a car and grew up camping. I was a shy Greek and philosophy major testing the waters of a new subject matter.
Candace is a conservation biologist with a soft spot for invertebrates. A sun-loving Floridian at heart, she has nonetheless found herself in the damp Pacific Northwest, which she explores in depth every chance she gets. Trail running is her latest obsession.