"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
- Oscar Wilde
Hello! My name is Julie Ann, but I go by JULZ. I spend my days taking on the many different roles of mountain guide, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness EMT, ski patroller, recreational climber, writer, singer, aerialist, teacher, lover of gluten free food, yoga enthusiast, lover, and friend. My story is unique in the way that I grew up in the heart of Atlanta, GA; yet I speak the language of glaciers and alpine cliffbands, of winter snowpacks and ski traverses. I find my home in the unknown, the quiet, the remote, the spontaneous --in the dawn of a cold snowy morning. I am deeply in love with this planet and I feel her pain --she needs us now more than ever.
My passion is for the people, with the land, and of experience.
The people I meet and the places I visit, inspire and motivate me to educate others in Leave No Trace ethics and do my part in speaking up for our wildernesses and public lands.
I am writing to share in the greatest love story I have ever known. These stories and poems are the songs of my spirit that beg to be written and sung. They hail from the high mountains and the lush valleys, from the darkness of a bitterly cold night and the soft light of a summit sunrise, from the tenth hour of moving on my feet or in the stillness found beside a gentle brook, in the moments of intense struggle and despair and the moments of elated victory. Without giving ourselves to that which we fear, we may never see that which brings us the most joy.
Let's share in the journey. I want to hear from you. I want to hear your stories --the things you've left unwritten or unsung. I want to share in the experience. If you're feeling you need a bit more mountains in your life, we can make that happen. If what I write resonates with you, please reach out to me with the form below. I appreciate you reading what I have to share.
Yours in Adventure,
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