I have a deep passion for nature and mountains. As Edmund Hillary once said, "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

In Iran, I have hiked numerous mountains, among them Mount Damavand, the country's highest peak (Elevation: 18,406′). Over the course of a decade, I embarked on 300+ journeys. These experiences have profoundly enriched my life, teaching me valuable lessons in patience, persistence, and the art of cherishing both the journey and the destination. They have also instilled in me the importance of embracing change and maintaining humility in the face of both nature and life.

Photo credit: Raheleh Daneshpour

Since 2021, while in State College, I've had the chance to hike on over 50 trails. I've been exploring these trails on weekends and have thoroughly enjoyed my time in nature, whether solo or with companions.

I embarked on a solo 250+ mile backpacking journey along  the Colorado Trail in the summer of 2022. Throughout this adventure, I ascended Mounts Elbert and Massive, the giants of the Rockies, traversed through six national forests and wilderness areas, and spent 19 nights camping amidst the beauty of nature. This adventure significantly stretched my boundaries and enriched my backpacking experience

In the summer of 2023, I section hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, which involved traversing the stunning Franconia Range within the White Mountains. 


I haven't received a John Muir Trail permit yet, despite multiple attempts. Apart from this, I'd love to go backpacking in Alaska soon and explore the Andes in South America.