As a nature lover, I am drawn to those who share the the wonders of Florida’s natural history as they document their hikes along the way. Claire’s Instagram account caught my eye well before their 2022 thru-hike and still captures my interest today even though they are no longer on a thru-hiking journey. The perspective Claire offered on both their Florida Trail and subsequent Appalachian Trail thru-hike was one I deeply appreciated. We talk about those hikes but also about their background prior to coming to the thru-hiking world, life after thru-hiking, and determining whether thru-hiking is in their future and how best to enjoy a hike for oneself. We also talk about Claire’s very excellent art, another perspective from their Instagram accounts I have appreciated.