Suzie Singletrack
Hi, I'm Suzie. I write about ultra trail running, feminism in outdoor recreation, and being fully human in nature.

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Apr
06
Reclaiming Self-Trust in Wild Places

Reclaiming Self-Trust in Wild Places

A few months ago, I sat on a slope of loose rock next to a shrubby juniper. From my perch
6 min read
Mar
08
Fear, Abundance, and Strangers in the Wilderness

Fear, Abundance, and Strangers in the Wilderness

I had planned a route for a long run in a remote corner of Coconino National Forest, a 25-mile drive
5 min read
Feb
22
On the Urge to Be More Extreme

On the Urge to Be More Extreme

I live in a small mountain town with access to a wealth of outdoor recreation. Before I moved here, I
3 min read
Feb
08
Don't Make Nature Your Conquest: Challenging Masculine Value Systems Outdoors

Don't Make Nature Your Conquest: Challenging Masculine Value Systems Outdoors

If you listen closely to the language used around outdoor recreation, you might notice a theme. Words like "crush" get
6 min read
Dec
13
The Life-Changing Magic of Being Uncomfortable

The Life-Changing Magic of Being Uncomfortable

Running isn't known for being a comfortable activity. Tell people you're a runner and, more often than not, the other
3 min read
Nov
15
In Defense of the Same Trails, Over and Over

In Defense of the Same Trails, Over and Over

The best hikes in every state. One hundred camping spots to put on your bucket list. Must-do trails in [insert
2 min read
Nov
02
Tell Someone You're Proud of Them

Tell Someone You're Proud of Them

Years ago, as I cast about in search of my athletic identity, I signed up for CrossFit. About three days
2 min read
Oct
25
There's Nothing Wrong with Wearing Makeup on Hikes

There's Nothing Wrong with Wearing Makeup on Hikes

Years ago, on my first rim-to-river day hike through the Grand Canyon, I struck up a conversation with another pair
6 min read
Oct
18
Sensory Immersion and Grounding through Long Runs

Sensory Immersion and Grounding through Long Runs

Long runs are extended meditations by way of sensory immersion. There are the physical sensations from your own body: the
2 min read
Oct
11
Your Love for Nature is Part of Its Healing

Your Love for Nature is Part of Its Healing

When I'm running trails and having a particularly good day, sometimes I'll stretch my arms out a bit at my
3 min read