What makes you feel alive? i never thought of myself as adventurous, until one day, close to a decade ago, i climbed to the top of bishop peak. little did i know that not only would hiking become my favorite hobby, but it would make me feel alive every time my hiking boots hit the ground. when i'm hiking i feel free. i feel strong. i feel relief. i feel like me. i may not always be able to hike due to life or injury, which is why whenever i make it to the top of a ridge or peak i never take it for granted. i feel alive and know that's exactly where i'm meant to be. i think my parents knew exactly what they were doing when they named me sierra. i'm wild, just like the mountain range and when i'm in the mountains hiking, i'm home.