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

32 thoughts on “My Story

      1. Jasper was amazing! I can’t wait to go back! I’ll be adding my backpacking trip on the Skyline Trail in Jasper soon. It’s definitely a must do…The views are out of this world! Thank you for following my blog! :-*


  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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  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. Now, I just need to keep up with it! I have at least a dozen hikes to enter! Haha! Yes, do it…It’s wonderful to look back on and reflect on your trips. The mind forgets certain things, and blogs are wonderful for posterity sake, among other things! XXOO


    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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    1. Thank you very much! I sure enjoy getting lost in nature! I can’t wait till I can retire and be in the backcountry even more! Haha! Yeah, save Game of Thrones for later, and make experience some epic adventures! WhooHoo! XXOO


    1. Awesome!!! Thank you for taking a peek! I have so much to add to my blog from my past summer’s hikes, but have been remiss…I hope to add some more entries this weekend! I have a place in Mammoth and hope to relocate there permanently soon. I am very jealous that you are already there! Haha! =)

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  3. Love your blog. Some amazing places & adventure’s . I am inspired to maybe start a blog myself. Like you I was shown the wilderness at an early age and have continued exploring.
    Keep up the writing.

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    1. Thank you! It’s wonderful that you experienced nature at an early age. I’m sure it has shaped who you are today and your outlook on life. You should definitely start a blog…It can be used not only as a reference and inspiration to others, but also for reliving your precious memories and adventures. =)


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