My name is Laura Johnston. You can call me “Hey Girl,” a trail name given to me by fellow hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) because of my friendly way of saying “hi.” I’m an east coast native from Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

I’m a conservation, outdoor and creative professional; a people person & outdoor enthusiast.

In 2016 I thru-hiked the AT from Georgia to Maine (2,189.1 miles) and in 2017 I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Mexico to Canada (2,650 miles). This site is a result of those hikes and my conservation work before them.

Here you’ll find my creative work (writing, podcast, photos and more).

Send me a note to collaborate or just say, “Hey Girl.” I would love to hear from you!