About Me

“What do you fear, lady?” he asked.

“A cage,” she said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


I am a Lyme disease survivor and a proud member of the PCT Class of 2017. 

I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in June 2014 and Bartonella in April 2015 after experiencing years of unexplained health issues. Living with chronic illness often means living behind bars, unable to pursue dreams or even participate in the activities of daily life. I chose to write under the name Eowyn because the character, and in particular the above quote, resonated with me when I was sick. 

I started this blog to share my experiences with those who are struggling with Lyme disease or another chronic illness, with those who have a loved one struggling with illness, or those who may be interested in my story. My dream of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail began as a means of fighting Lyme disease. In 2017, my dream of hiking the PCT becomes reality!

In addition to the photos posted on this blog, I’m posting lots of PCT photos on Instagram @eowynhikes

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8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Congratulations. I hope you and Dad have a great adventure. I look forward to joining the Class of 2018 and will be following your blog for inspiration. Safe travels !!!

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  2. I found your pics on Instagram and decided to follow you since I have a chronic disease and had to give up my beloved hiking. I admire you doing the PCT! I live near the PCT in Burney CA. Best intentions coming to you for wellness and strength on the trail this season!

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    • Thank you for your comments! When I was sick I looked to other blogs for inspiration, and I hope that I can now serve as an inspiration to others. I wish you all the best. Maybe I’ll run into you as I pass through the Burney area!

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      • If you and your dad need an off trail sleep, laundry, shower and good hot meal night, let me know. We have a spare room with queen bed. 707-478-5915 I’m tlkghead on Instagram.

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