Pictured here is a view of an amazing sunrise from the Purchase Knob Cabin in the Smoky Mountains. Though I had to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to see it, the colors were worth it!
Casey is a recent graduate with a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. She completed a Bachelor of Science at Iowa State University. During her education she has travelled to 13 different countries, met people from all over the world, and hiked trails from Macchu Piccu to the mountains in Germany. In 2014-2015 she was a part of a Biodiversity SWAT team that produced an inventory of spiders in the Rocky Mountains. A Minnesota native, she is not a stranger to hiking or the outdoors. A lot of her hikes are accompanied by her dog Stevie. Coming from a home with four dogs, she was always itching to get one of her own. After seeing Stevie on a Facebook group for dogs, it was love at first sight! Stevie is a five pound Pomeranian-Yorkie mix that loves chewing on any stick she can find and looking for food her mom has dropped. View all posts by Casey Johnson