about me

Hey there. 🙂

I’m Shari, but you may also know me as The Deputy Shariff.

Obviously, I am no real deputy of the law, but my nickname from childhood has followed me into my 30’s and for whatever reason — it has stuck. I currently work in an office which thankfully allows me ample time to come here and bust out my weekend adventures and edit pictures. Formally a bartender and a lover of staying busy, I’ve found that blogging has really helped me settle down in the “real world” and has given me something to do. More importantly, it keeps my mind occupied.

My goal at the present moment is to visit and document all 50 of the North Carolina State Parks. Through pictures and hitting the trails, I aim to provide a more in depth view of these parks for my local NC residents to enjoy and get out there for themselves. As an avid hiker I hope to provide answers and insight to a lot of the things many people have no idea about. It can range between a plethora of things but all relate to hiking, camping, and the obvious… BEING OUTSIDE.

As I have always enjoyed taking pictures and being outdoors, documenting the journey is new to me. I hope you can gain something from reading and more importantly, find the motivation to get outdoors yourself. I always welcome any feedback and love hearing other adventure stories so feel free to get a hold of me to give your thoughts as well.

I invite you to follow along and see what happens!

— Shari