Marina Clementi

Hey all – I’m Marina, aka Librarian. Native Rocksylvanian, 2017 NOBO AT thru-hiker, 2018 TRT thru-hiker. In college, I studied creative writing and archaeology and ended up on some amazing projects in Tanzania, Mongolia, and Peru. (The nomad gene is a very real thing.) These days I'm an MFA candidate at Pitt, getting outside as much as urban life allows!

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Careers in the Outdoors Part V: Interview with a Hotshot

Careers in the Outdoors Part V: Interview with a Hotshot

In the age of global warming, wildfires are becoming more widespread, more frequent, and lasting longer than ever before. If you're interested in

Oct 15, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Careers in the Outdoors Part IV: Interview with a Charter Boat Captain

Careers in the Outdoors Part IV: Interview with a Charter Boat Captain

Though most hikers are primarily land-dwellers, those in the know understand that there’s a whole other world to be explored on the water. Today I’ll

Sep 15, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Since finishing up the AT last September, I’ve been on the lookout for my next backpacking experience. Scouting for the site of my next adventure

Aug 16, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Careers in the Outdoors Part III: Interview with a Camp Director

Careers in the Outdoors Part III: Interview with a Camp Director

Most people have been stuck in a rut on the road to professional fulfillment at one time or another. Hikers in particular often fear the Dystopian

Jul 24, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Outdoor Careers Part II: Interview with an Ecologist

Outdoor Careers Part II: Interview with an Ecologist

Along with being drawn to the beauty of the outdoors, hikers are fascinated by the wildlife we encounter on the trail. Most hikers are ecologically

Jul 9, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

This is the first in a series where we'll be chatting with people pursuing careers in the outdoor industry and related fields.  If you’re

Jun 21, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Seven years ago, I passed through Harpers Ferry, WV for the first time, just after graduating high school. I was on a five-day bike tour with a

May 28, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Trekking Makes Me a Modern Girl

Trekking Makes Me a Modern Girl

“We’re going unplugged,” I told my mother. Going unplugged was the whole point. The Appalachian Trail was a place to get back to nature, to make

May 6, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

From Walden and A Walk in the Woods, certain books seem to come up over and over among the literary on trail. (My trail name is Librarian, so maybe I

Apr 2, 2018 : Marina Clementi