Lauren is currently living & creating in Western North Carolina. She is a curator at Woodlands Gallery & a wilderness guide at Blue Ridge Hiking Company. When she’s not at the gallery or guiding backpacking trips, you can usually find her hiking or camping in the surrounding mountains. After hiking Vermont’s 273 mile Long Trail in 2017, she went on to thru hike the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail in 2018.

Throughout this website you will find sculptures, woodblock prints, backpacking photos, conservation experience & more.

Follow the adventure on Instagram at SMUCKSTAGRAM.

McAfee Knob, Virginia. Appalachian Trail, mile 702.

McAfee Knob, Virginia. Appalachian Trail, mile 702.