My name is Allie Donaldson, I’m a queer poet who loves long distance backpacking! I started hiking the Pacific Crest trail in 2019 for my first ever backpacking trip longer than an overnight. After 1100 miles and several books filled with poetry and writings, I am now putting together a book of my poetry which sould be available in 2021! I was so inspired my first go around, but I was so focused on personal goals that I didn’t take care of the trail nearly as well as it had taken care of me. This is a new decade and I want to start it by changing the typical hiker conversations from personal, self-servering goals, to personal goals that include the trails they claim to love so much. Join me in picking up trash for the beautiful natural world we call home!
Trail Communication Styles So, you are on trail, you want to make yourself known. Whether you need to communicate to your tramily about where you
So you want go thru hiking? Read this article. If anyone says otherwise, look them dead in the eye and say, “Just watch me.”