Alexandria Cremer

Hi. My name is Alexandria, trail name Soulshine. I hiked over 1,750 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. I'm the one on trail who brings far too much first aide gear, eats produce almost every day yet ALWAYS has bags of sugar-y candy. Being out in the wilderness for over five months changed my life in the most positive ways, and I'm yearning to find ways to bring that positivity into society. Let's connect!

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Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

A nutritious diet isn’t something a lot of first time thru-hikers focus on. Being exhausted from logging 20+ mile days can lead to binge eating

May 31, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

The Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL is the first non-freestanding tent I have ever used. Because of this I was pretty nervous to see how it’d turn

May 30, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

Yes, you will be spending most of your nights outside during a PCT thru-hike. But when you cross into a town, it's common to want a warm bed to sleep

Mar 27, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Flip Flop Festival will once again see Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls off as they begin their hike across the Appalachian Mountains. The

Mar 21, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Appalachian Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their 

Mar 14, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
185 Glorious 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

185 Glorious 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

Each year, we invite Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to send us their finish photos, whether they’re lifting their pack over their head atop Katahdin,

Dec 12, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
129 Glorious 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Completion Photos

129 Glorious 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Completion Photos

Here at The Trek, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations on your incredible journey. Whether you started in the desert, at the

Dec 11, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Sustainable Gear Holiday Gift Guide

Sustainable Gear Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are a joyous time of year for so many reasons. We are surrounded by family and friends, there is plenty of food to go around, and pie.

Dec 10, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 11/2

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 11/2

This is the season to be gearing up while saving money. We scoured the internet to find the best and most timely deals on some of our favorite

Oct 31, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 26)

Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 26)

PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures made things interesting this year and stopped some hikers at

Oct 26, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer