Allie Leonard

I'm Allie. Born and raised in NJ, but spent some time in CO for work and play. I'm a molecular biologist turned TV production manager. I traded in my pipettes for a walkie. Now, I'm trading in my walkie for trekking poles. AT bound, 2019 🏔 Always on the look out for shooting stars and pizza.

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My Wandering Wardrobe: What I’ll Wear While I Hike

My Wandering Wardrobe: What I’ll Wear While I Hike

This article is the other half of an My basic cold weather hiking outfit. Worn Clothing Base Layers ExOfficio W's Undies Breathable, quick

Mar 8, 2019 : Allie Leonard
All the Gear I’ll Be Carrying for Half a Year

All the Gear I’ll Be Carrying for Half a Year

"She stared down at these things with a delight she had never felt for gold or gems. These things were freedom." The Final Gear List I can't

Mar 5, 2019 : Allie Leonard
Leaving the Ones You Love for a Thru-Hike

Leaving the Ones You Love for a Thru-Hike

So you want to thru-hike a long trail. Great! That's awesome. It is truly an incredible experience. Now you have to tell your loved ones. My

Feb 4, 2019 : Allie Leonard
5 Ways I’m Preparing for My Thru-Hike 50 Days Out

5 Ways I’m Preparing for My Thru-Hike 50 Days Out

As the countdown to my AT start date inches closer, the nerves are definitely increasing. Here are a few things I'm doing to really get the most out

Jan 21, 2019 : Allie Leonard
The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

It all started with a dream. Back in September 2018 this quiet dream I’ve had for the last decade started nagging on my brain a bit. For years, I’ve

Jan 7, 2019 : Allie Leonard