My Most Impressive #TrailFails

My Most Impressive #TrailFails

It was mid-June in Oregon, and I was on Hike 25 of the #52HikeChallenge. A couple of weeks prior I had met a new friend, one of the first adventure buddies I had found since beginning my hiking adventure.

Kellie had moved to the PNW that spring, also for the promise of adventure — but next level! She came to Portland to train for a thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, an adventure of 2600 miles that can take six months.

Welcome to PackDen — Here’s What It’s All About

Welcome to PackDen — Here’s What It’s All About

My name is Dayna Del Mar, and I am the founder and CEO of PackDen. It feels funny to say that because, up until a year ago, never in a million years would I have imagined myself as a founder of a tech company. But my path to PackDen has been anything but ordinary.

Unlike most tech founders, I didn’t major in computer science or business, I didn’t graduate from high school when I was 14 and I don’t live in Silicon Valley. My resume looks a little bit different: