About Me

Hey! I’m Jen! I am from Southwestern Illinois. I love being outside.

You can find me volunteering my free time to outdoor causes, hiking, camping, backpacking, obsessing over related gear, enjoying ALL kinds of music, writing, attempting to learn photography, traveling whenever & wherever I can, making and eating good food, sipping on a cold Moscow Mule, and overall; loving and spending as much time as possible with my family and my dogs.DCIM101GOPROGOPR1094.JPGYou’ll see mentioned frequently, my best friend/husband Brian (aka: B or his trailname Turkey!)

I come here to Jenny the Trailhead a few times a month to organize pictures, thoughts, stories and future plans; be it a day hike, a weekend trip to a state park, an outing as an Ambassador with my Midwest Chapter Mountain Chicks, or preparing for our next big trip. I also enjoy reviewing and highlighting local Missouri and Illinois trails.

I was chosen this year to join Epic Social Adventures as a 2018 Adventurer and board member! I’ll keep you in the loop with blog posts and events that I will be part of with Epic Social!

As of January 2018, I became a brand Ambassador for Honey Stinger.

May 2018 I will be participating in #LHX2018, an adventure that gives back to Gear Forward, an outdoor based non-profit I proudly represent.

In July 2018, B and I will be taking 18 days to drive cross country to California and back, camping in new places as we go to finally explore the Sierra & summit Mt. Whitney via Mt. Whitney Trail.

In March 2018 we purchased Rennie – our 2018 A-Liner Ranger 12 camper! We will be towing her along on our cross country road trip mentioned above! (#ramblinrennie)


Thanks for following along. See you out there!


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