Hi, everyone! Glowstick here, a 2018 Appalachian Trail and 2022 Foothills Trail thru-hiker based in Boulder, Colorado. I'm just here to hike a lot and have a good time. :) Future ambitions include hiking the PCT, learning to mountaineer, and eventually adopting dog.
If you’re hiking southbound on the Colorado Trail, as most people do, just past Twin Lakes Village, you reach the revered Collegiate Peaks
One aspect of trail life that I love so much is that the learning curve is so steep. You hop on a trail and a week later you’ve already learned so
The beginning of my Colorado Trail thru-hike didn’t exactly go off without a hitch. As I mentioned in my preparation posts, my friends Ibex and Dori,
I ditched Washington, DC, for the Appalachian Trail (AT) and then Colorado over four years ago, but the Type A habits I picked up there live on.
After dreaming about and planning for my upcoming Colorado Trail thru-hike for the last six months, the countdown is on. I’m a mere two weeks away
As my Colorado Trail (CT) thru-hike start date approaches, I find myself looking in the rearview mirror at how profoundly my 2018 Appalachian Trail
Now that I've moved out to Colorado, Western wilderness adventures are that much more accessible. To keep myself sane while working a desk job and
2019 thru-hiker hopefuls, strap in. You’re headed for a wild, beautiful, life-altering, incredibly meaningful, and downright magical ride. I remember
I’ve been going through trail withdrawal hard since finishing my AT thru-hike in September. With winter quickly approaching and hiking season winding
It's been about a month since I finished my thru-hike. I've been wanting to write---wanting to put into words what it all meant to me, but I've