Amanda Gerwing

Amanda is an Explorer Chick Guide who spent most of her childhood outside. She was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. For college, she attended Appalachian State for Elementary Education and Sustainable Development. It was there that she fell in love with the lush green forests and abundance of water in the Appalachian mountains. She began exploring the area through backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and floating down rivers in tubes. Since then, she has lived in her van traveling and guiding trips around the country. She has led backpacking trips in Colorado, California, Utah, and North Carolina. Her love for the Appalachian woods pulled her back across the country to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2021. This sparked a love for long-distance travel and influenced a cross-country bike trip from Canada to Mexico the following summer. Today you can find Amanda back in the Appalachian mountains in Boone, NC. When she is not out guiding women on epic adventures, she works on a flower and veggie farm in NC. After work, you can find her playing in the mountains or working on a sewing project to wind down. 

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