Annette 'The Rainbow'

Hi! I hiked a 200 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. I am currently making my second thru-hike attempt. My favourite place to be is outside, either in the mountains or in the ocean. I am a scientist, writer, actor, traveller and sea turtle whisperer. I am also a student of the universe trying to find an answer to the ultimate question "Who am I...really?"

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I Got This!

I Got This!

The Data April 4-17 Day one to 15 Campo to Idyllwild Mile 0 to 179.4 Km 0 to 288.7 One zero A few neros The Story It seems

Apr 19, 2018 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
A New Year, A New Thru-Hike

A New Year, A New Thru-Hike

Hello! I'm so happy to be back. Last year, I successfully hiked 200 miles of the PCT. At the time, I called it a failure, but it was anything but a

Mar 23, 2018 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

I was a rookie. I spent months scouring information about thru-hiking and the PCT. I read a lot of hiker blogs. I fine tuned my gear, I tested it

Nov 13, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
A Review of My Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

A Review of My Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

In my attempt to lighten my pack and gain some much needed head room, I decided to sell my This was my first experience with a tarp tent, and

Sep 21, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
Life Lessons On and Off Trail

Life Lessons On and Off Trail

The last three months have been a crazy time of lessons and personal growth. I think I have learned just as much about myself being off trail than

Aug 7, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
What I Will Do Differently Next Time

What I Will Do Differently Next Time

I have now attempted to hike the PCT twice this year, but they say the third time is a charm. For my third attempt, I've decided to do things

Jun 26, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
Leaving the Trail Isn’t Any Easier

Leaving the Trail Isn’t Any Easier

I never imagined how this whole experience would affect me. Being off the trail has been as hard as being on the trail. So What Happened? I

Jun 10, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
Lost in the Morass of Thinking

Lost in the Morass of Thinking

Cabazon to Big Bear I’m not even sure when the love affair ended, but it was definitely an “it’s not you, it’s me” situation. Somewhere between

May 17, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

How to Describe Week Two? I had written a post breaking down my days, but it didn't actually describe what it's been like. The trail has been

May 5, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
I Did It! 7 Days and 77 miles

I Did It! 7 Days and 77 miles

I finally made it to Julian! After seven long days, and many lessons, I made it to my first zero day. I think I earned it! Day 1 - Campo to Mile

Apr 26, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'