Allison and Connor

Hi, Connor and Allie here. We are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year (2022) going Northbound!Connor was known as "Squidkid" for the beginning of his AT thru but now goes by "Brand New". He is an Eagle Scout and first got into backpacking through the Boy Scouts. Connor loves eating lunch by water sources, listening to audiobooks and going uphill.Allie is a first time thru hiker who found her love for backpacking once she met Connor in 2019. We are engaged and are getting married in the blue ridge mountains (where we fell in love) in 2023. We live in Arlington Virginia but may be moving after the trail.

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Where Is the Tent Bag? Eagle Rock to Paradise Valley Cafe – Day 11-13 on the PCT

Where Is the Tent Bag? Eagle Rock to Paradise Valley Cafe – Day 11-13 on the PCT

Day 11 Location: The Desert Start:  mile 116.0 End:  mile 131.5 Miles hiked: 15.5It was so cold this morning!  Allie and I waited 30

May 23, 2022 : Allison and Connor
PCT Day 8-10 Julian to Eagle Rock

PCT Day 8-10 Julian to Eagle Rock

Day 8 mile 77.3-86.67This morning, we got breakfast at Regulars Wanted in Julian and it was so good!  They bake their own bread and the

May 20, 2022 : Allison and Connor
The Real Desert – PCT days 5-7

The Real Desert – PCT days 5-7

Day 5 mile 45.8-56.2  The previous night was super tough due to the high winds and rain.  No one really slept due to the noise and a bit of water

May 4, 2022 : Allison and Connor
A Wind Storm in a Plastic Bag: Day 2-4 on the PCT to MT Laguna

A Wind Storm in a Plastic Bag: Day 2-4 on the PCT to MT Laguna

Day 2: mile 11.4 to mile 23 We had our first substantial climb today!  In the morning, Allie and I made a big effort to get started early before the

May 3, 2022 : Allison and Connor
The Land of Short Trees and Direct Sun: Day 1 on the PCT

The Land of Short Trees and Direct Sun: Day 1 on the PCT

It’s finally here. We are on our way!  David and Jill graciously drove our entire trailmily to the Southern Terminus of the PCT. Our group had

Apr 22, 2022 : Allison and Connor
These Palm Trees are Different: Exploring San Diego

These Palm Trees are Different: Exploring San Diego

San Diego is awesome! Here are some of the highlights from our few days exploring the city before starting the PCT.San Diego ZooAs all the

Apr 18, 2022 : Allison and Connor
Now Boarding: Our Journey to San Diego

Now Boarding: Our Journey to San Diego

Inching Closer to the Start Getting ready to go on the PCT was a long-distance trail in itself.  I think I would call it “The Bar Street Apartment

Apr 16, 2022 : Allison and Connor
Pizza to Pizza: An Introduction to Our Hike

Pizza to Pizza: An Introduction to Our Hike

Introduction Hello! Allie and I are thru-hiking the PCT this year going northbound from Mexico to Canada.  In this post, we are going to do a short

Apr 12, 2022 : Allison and Connor