Hello there! My name is Kerrie Neet and my husband’s name is Ray Kenny. I am a retired transportation director, environmental manager, hydrogeologist and park ranger. I had a fun and successful career but now it is time to explore, capture moments, and share my joy in learning new things with others. My husband Ray is a geology professor who also retired.
Ray and I love to hike, backpack, telemark ski, and boat rivers, particularly by packraft. We have big plans now that we have the time. We have both hiked over 2,000 miles in the Grand Canyon with much of it being off trail. We also completed 335 miles of what we call the John Muir Trail Plus hike in the Sierra Mountains in 2016, the 500-mile Colorado Trail in July 2017, the 800-mile Hayduke Trail in the spring of 2018, the 200+-mile Sierra High Route in August/September 2018, and the Arctic Circle Trail, Greenland in August/September 2019. The Hayduke and Sierra High Route are both tough, off-trail thru hikes with lots of route finding and scrambling. I have found that this is the type of hiking I enjoy most. That said, the uniqueness of the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland really grabbed my soul.
What’s up next? Not sure but my bucket list is long. I want to complete more packraft/hiking trips in the desert and the 500-mile Mogollon Rim Trail in Arizona. The Mogollon Rim Trail is a newly created route by Blisterfree which we had planned for April and May 2020 until the Coronavirus Pandemic hit. I also really like off-trail high routes and cross country routes through the desert. The possibilities are endless!
My goal with this site is to provide enough information on our trips that family and friends can share the experience, and that I help educate people on the uniqueness and importance of place. Enjoy and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!!