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#AmbassadorLife: True to The Trail

Courtnee Sinhlapasai | Oboz Ambassador

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Ed. Note: Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in gear and map-reading, trip planning, and talking about getting outside. Our ambassadors have the uncanny knack to cut through that and just go, especially Courtnee, whose joy for the outdoors is palpable. Here’s hoping her enthusiasm might also inspire you.

Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park, California (pictured above).

Although there were a million mosquitos out, we made the trek up Moro Rock in Sequoia NP to watch the sunset. It was more than worth it.


I brought my campsters with me on a backpacking trip up in the Sierras. They were the perfect camp shoe! I was able to use them while I was wandering around the lake, swimming in the lake and setting up camp. They’re also super lightweight too!

Pine Creek Lake, Inyo National Forest, CaliforniaPine Creek LakeSunsets at a lake are among my most favorite things. 

Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaVernal Falls

I had hiked the four-mile trail to the Panorama Trail to the Mist Trail. I didn’t know if I was going to make it. I was tired from the lack of sleep, hot from the heat, and sore because of a shooting pain coming from my hip. So when I saw Vernal Falls after 16 miles, I was in so much joy.

Such a beautiful waterfall to remind you that you are much stronger than you think you are. 

Courtnee is an elementary school teacher who is often seen out adventuring when not in the classroom. She believes in taking the time to make your soul happy and can be seen exploring with her newly adopted rescue dog in the Eastern Sierras. Follow her at @courtadventures

Courtnee  Sinhlapasai

Name: Courtnee Sinhlapasai

Hometown: Bishop, CA

Where I’ve Been: Most recent big adventure: taking a solo trip to Colorado for the first time and hiking in the Rocky Mountains by myself.

Why I Hike: I love the freedom that hiking gives me to just pack whatever I need in a backpack and go. The freedom to hike up any mountain and let go of all my worries. It gives me the only place where I can let my guard down and be completely raw and myself.

Where To Next? I hope to complete Mount Whitney and Half Dome. I recently moved to Bishop, CA., so I will be exploring most of the Eastern Sierras for the first time.

Find Me:

Instagram: @courtadventures

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