I’m Helena Kotala, a writer and outdoor adventurer based in Central Pennsylvania.
I grew up here. I’ve loved the outdoors all my life — paddling, cycling, hiking, camping, rock climbing, traveling, you name it. I spent almost a year in Europe and a summer each in Denali National Park, Alaska, and the Japanese Alps, as well as lots of smaller trips during my college years. Then I decided that although I love to travel, I also really love coming home to Central PA. So I committed to making it home for now.
At the moment, biking is my main means of exploration and adventure. But I also trail run, hike, cross-country ski, rock climb and paddle.
I’m really not sure where I’m going, I’m just trying to enjoy the journey.