Christy “Rockin’” Rosander loves to backpack, climb, day hike, cycle, and enjoy year round outdoor adventure. The Southern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is her backyard playground, and also where her trail name “Rockin’” originated—a testament to her enthusiasm for climbing big rocks. Christy has hiked the Sierra High Route, climbed many of the country’s fourteen thousand foot peaks, and backpacked countless cross-country treks through the Sierras. She has also completed roughly 1100 miles of the Continental Divide Trail, 2200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, a 225 mile trek across Scotland for the annual Great Outdoor challenge, and recently hiked from Badwater to Mount Whitney on the Lowest to Highest Route.
She loves sharing her passion for the outdoors with anyone who will listen. Christy spent years of hiking with her husband, children, and friends, but was inspired five years ago to begin the journey of solo thru-hiking. After a brief chat with a female section hiker who shared her story while resting on a rock, Christy gained the confidence that she too could strike out solo. This triggered her dream to hike the PCT one section at a time.
Through daily trail blogging, long-distance hiking, and providing trail angel support, Christy has fostered many quality relationships and has found herself immersed in both the virtual and physical hiker community.
As an elementary school teacher, Christy combines her passions for hiking and teaching by creating tHInK outsidE, a hiking and outdoor skills course with a companion website. tHinK outsidE website provides resources and lessons for teaching wilderness and thru-hiking skills to elementary and high school students.
Christy’s quest for lighter, safer, and more efficient gear is motivated by a desire to stay healthy and active for many years to come. After being part of this sport for 23 years, Christy continues to learn, test and refine gear, and dream of new trips.
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~Christy Rosander (Rockin’)
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