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Onur and me

Hi! I'm Melissa and that's my husband, Onur. I’m curious about the world around me and passionate about helping people get outside. To that end, I love sharing what you will see and experience on a hike. I’m also an aspiring photographer and strive to capture a hike’s personality out on the trail.

I am the author of Moon 75 Great Hikes Seattle. Currently, I’m writing about hiking in the Bay Area for Modern Hiker and am a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Before moving to the Bay Area, I was a Hiking Guide Correspondent and Contributor to the Washington Trails Association. You can sign up to receive Adventure posts below and follow my hiking adventures on IG @melissaozbek. Email me at melgrace214@gmail.com. Thank you for stopping by.