Hi, welcome to my blog! I am a 23 year old girl living in Upstate New York who graduated college last year and took my first real job four hours away from my hometown of Collegeville, PA (a small suburb of Philadelphia) and moved to Albany, NY. A huge change like this is not one that I am used to, but I am learning the ropes of living on my own and truly finding what it means to be unapologetically myself. I’m slowly discovering the beauty of the mountains and all that New York and the surrounding areas have to offer. Rachel’s Trail has several meanings in this blog, but the main idea is the journey that I am on in finding out who I really am through health, fitness, hiking, outdoor exploration, and self reflection. I will include trip reports, race reports, some pictures of nice places, ramblings about my life, and any lifestyle changes that I may feel the need to share. Feel free to check out my Instagram account to see more pictures(@rachel_mackk). I hope you enjoy what I have to say and that you decide to stay for awhile.