I  love  LIVE  to hike!

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
– Allen Ginsberg

Blissful hiker at sunset near Sentinel Peak from Witsieshoek, South Africa.

Blissful hiker at sunset, Witsieshoek, South Africa.

Hello! I’m Alison Young, welcome to the site. While I am a DJ at American Public Media, I am also a voracious hiker. I got hooked the first time my dad took me to Yosemite at age 13.

Consequently, every year I look for a new challenge somewhere in the world and this year is the biggest as I am taking a leave of absence to hike my first long trek, the Te Araroa, in New Zealand; 1800+ miles from the furthest point north to the furthest south. Come along and follow in the journey – also be on the lookout for audio narratives that promise an immersive “being there” quality to the story.


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