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“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I love tacos, and with the help of the outdoors, the universe conspired me to realize how magical my culture is, especially in the great outdoors.⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now I have your attention, I wantContinue reading “Reflection”

My Conservation Story

Everyone loves a good origin story, right? How did I get passionate about talking about conservation on the trail?⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I was born and raised in Houston, TX. Conservation was something that was taught in school but not practiced. I remembered when we received a recycling bin for our house. I loved separating the recycled productsContinue reading “My Conservation Story”


Hi everyone, My name is Heather Diaz. Soy Mexicana and I’m am a first-generation American. I’m 31, turning 32 in a few months. Born and raised in Houston, Texas. Now residing in Santa Cruz. What makes me different?I’m 5’10 and 150ish lbs with a natural broad back, born with a pancake butt, skinny legs, andContinue reading “Introduction”

Wave to the Ocean

Long walks on the beach are therapeutic to my soul. Bike rides and weight lifting is fun but long walks have been more meaningful than ever.  My significant other is an essential worker therefore I’m alone during the day. It doesn’t seem like an issue but it can get lonely. That is the reason IContinue reading “Wave to the Ocean”


Happy 3-year trail-a-versary for the @trailpirates aka me and @wooodysan. It feels as we had left for the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday. We are grateful we have each other to remind one another of missing a piece of memory. It can get sad when we both forget a detail or two and it will continueContinue reading “Trailaversary”

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