“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
Sage Clegg volunteered to become the first person to hike the entirety of [the Oregon Desert] trail. In her day job, Clegg studies desert tortoises as a wildlife biologist. But as a long-distance hiker, she’s known for her speed. “Some people love curling up with a good book. And I just really like looking at maps. I read them like they’re a book. I look at them and try to get a sense of what it might be like to travel out there,” Clegg says.