My Story

My name is Yolanda Nowicki (trail name: Solo Yolo).  I started backpacking in the Sierra with my mother at a very young age.  Seeing the beauty and the grandeur of the snow-capped mountain peaks, emerald blue alpine lakes, forests full of lush trees and colorful flowers, I developed a passion for nature that has only deepened throughout the years.  Although I am an outdoor enthusiast, hiking is my true love.

Get out and enjoy nature…It is good for the heart and good for the soul!

Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean.” ~John Muir

12 thoughts on “My Story

  1. Sweet pics and love your mom sight unseen. Next tattoo to be
    “Solvitur Ambulando” can’t wait to get out west to hike some beauty! Keep hiking and keep sharing

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    1. Thank you very much! I love your idea for a tattoo “Solvitur Ambulando” (Solved by Walking). For as long as I’m able, I will be hiking! I’m so happy you enjoyed my pictures! Stay tuned for more of my adventures! ❤


  2. You have a great ability to express your awesome experiences in nature. Your passions for hiking, nature, mexican food, and adult beverages jump off the page.

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    1. Thank you, my dear sweet friend! Yes, I owe my mom many thanks for igniting my passion for nature. I wish more parents would take their children into the wilderness to experience nature’s playground…Such lasting and wonderful memories are created! Happy Trails! XXOO


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