“Norther is a rare and wonderful person. She has a knack for finding the beauty in everything. She can turn a neighborhood walk into a fun adventure! She never fails to inspire and motivate. I would never have found such magical and beautiful places without her.”

“I have enjoyed hiking for most of my life and when I moved to the NW many years ago I was excited to explore all of the beautiful terrain of this region. Then I found myself becoming overwhelmed by the choices and disappointed by the amount of people that would be on the trails I picked. Norther is so incredibly knowledgeable about all areas of Oregon and Washington. She has a passion for maps and has been teaching me how to read them in a detail I did not know before, such as understanding the service roads in remote areas. She has taken me to the most beautiful solitude hikes and magnificent peaks with the views I crave. These have been easy, reasonable drives for day hikes. She is knowledgeable, punctual and has good communication. She helped me dial in my day pack so it was smaller, more comfortable and stocked with good essential items. One thing that really has meant a lot to me is that I have fluctuating minor health issues that can determine my stamina and ease on these hikes. She tailored every hike to my physical limits. Some days we did long hikes with lots of elevation gain and loss and on the days I knew my body was not going to cooperate, she planned many smaller hikes so I only needed to commit to what I could do that day. I can not recommend her services more!”

“Solitude has never been as rare and important as it is right now. Due to an overcrowding population and a sudden spike in the desire to recreate outdoors public lands are now more crowded than ever. Finding a beautiful place to be alone, to let go of your everyday identity, is now a chore and often times a gamble. Norther Emily has gone deep in the backcountry of Oregon and found wonderful, hard-to-reach places with a passionate and curious mind. Following Norther around on a mission is a really good use of my time and I cannot recommend it enough.”

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