me and Onur

Hi! I'm Melissa and that's my husband, Onur. In my heart, I’m an explorer. I’m endlessly curious about the world around me and passionate about helping people get outside. To that end, I strive to write in a fun and informative way about what you see and experience on a hike! I’m also an aspiring photographer and enjoy capturing a hike’s personality while out on the trail.

I am the author of the book Moon 75 Great Hikes Seattle. Before moving to the Bay Area, I was a Hiking Guide Correspondent and Contributor to the Washington Trails Association. I currently write about hiking in the Bay Area for Modern Hiker. Feel free to drop me a line at melgrace214@gmail.com. Thank you for stopping by :)