A Virginia native, Brendle Wolfe grew up in the heart of Appalachia running throughout the forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her four-legged companions. The mountains run deep in her blood and roots. She spends as much time as possible traveling and exploring the world and outdoors, through hiking, backpacking, trail running, kayaking, and biking. Her favorite time of year is summer in the high country. When she is not out West, Brendle can be found instructing local outdoor programs, serving as a naturalist, and exploring the Appalachian Trail and the path less traveled. She is a fan of wildflowers, the Eastern Sierra, dirt, grit and backcountry views. She holds a Master of Natural Resources, graduate certificate in Global Sustainability, Leave No Trace Trainer, Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications. She has backpacked and explored the Sierra Nevada and Interior West with Sierra National Outings for close to a decade.