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Hike, Explore, Inspire

Hey there, hi!

I’m Petra and I am fortunate to live in Central Virginia, the gateway to Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park, with my partner and our two dogs Zina and Ringo.

There is no shortage of trails and camping areas in our region and they have become my playground. This is where I go and find introspection and solve the problems of the world. As a creative freedom coach and artist, nature fuels my inspiration and is my time away from a world that is so consumed with unnecessary noise.

I am committed to staying healthy and having fun doing it because honestly, a heart attack at 49 doesn’t sound like a good time to me. I like a challenge and know from my life experience I have the tenacity and grit to face the boulders along the trails.

And perhaps you will join me in this Adventure.


Artist, Creativity Coach, Freedom Seeker

  • Bear Den Mountain Via Appalachian Trail

    Bear Den Mountain Via Appalachian Trail

    Not too long ago I ventured out to Bear Den Mountain via Appalachian which is a 7.7-mile out-and-back trail near Greenwood, Virginia. This trail is inside Shenandoah National Park which charges a fee to enter. Trail Overview If you’re looking for a challenging hike with some views this trail is a good choice. This is…

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  • Kemper Park of Monticello

    Kemper Park of Monticello

    The advantage of living in Central Virginia is that many trails are available to me like Kemper Park in Monticello. This park seemingly hidden gives you the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for just a little while. Trail Overview Kemper Park is part of the Saunders-Monticello Trail system and has…

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  • Cole Mountain Via Appalachian Trail

    Cole Mountain Via Appalachian Trail

    Cole Mountain is a popular hiking destination located in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. The mountain is part of the Appalachian Trail and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The trail to the summit is challenging, but the reward is well worth the effort. The Cole Mountain hike is a 6-mile loop…

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