Carlie Gentry

After getting a Fine Arts Degree in Photography, I set out and thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013. Upon my return, I landed a job where I got paid to nerd out about gear all day (Thanks REI). A year later I took it one step further into the outdoor retail world and started working for Mountain Crossings at mile 31.7 on the Appalachian Trail in north Georgia. Now I get to live and breathe the AT every single day!

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12 Winter-Specific Backpacking Gear Changes

12 Winter-Specific Backpacking Gear Changes

I just went on a little mid-January jaunt through the Greyson Highlands and the Mount Rogers Recreation Area. It was brutal and it was beautiful,

Jan 27, 2015 : Carlie Gentry
Only The Essential: A Behind the Scenes Look at the PCT Documentary

Only The Essential: A Behind the Scenes Look at the PCT Documentary

Give two college buddies a camera and five months off and what do you get? Only The Essential: A Hike From Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest

Jan 2, 2015 : Carlie Gentry
Cairn: A Review of the Backpacker’s Toy Chest

Cairn: A Review of the Backpacker’s Toy Chest

There is little explanation needed to understand the wonder that is a Cairn Monthly Subscription Box. It’s a box full of surprises consisting of

Dec 11, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
Rainbow’s Response: Everything You Need To Know About Trekking Poles

Rainbow’s Response: Everything You Need To Know About Trekking Poles

Rainbow Braid, a 2013 thru hiker, takes any and all questions and gets to the nitty, gritty, hiker trash bottom of the topic. To have your own

Dec 2, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
Product Review: Patagonia Women’s Capilene 3 Midweight Zip-Neck Top

Product Review: Patagonia Women’s Capilene 3 Midweight Zip-Neck Top

Disclaimer: The following product was donated for the purpose of review. When I was given the chance to review a piece of gear made by one of my

Nov 20, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
Rainbow’s Response: 4 Things You Need to Know About Fuel Canisters

Rainbow’s Response: 4 Things You Need to Know About Fuel Canisters

Rainbow Braid, a 2013 thru hiker, takes any and all questions and gets to the nitty, gritty, hiker trash bottom of the topic. To have your own

Nov 17, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
13 Very Important Facts About the Pacific Crest Trail

13 Very Important Facts About the Pacific Crest Trail

A refreshed and refurbished version of this article can be found here: 16 Fascinating Facts About the Pacific Crest Trail As a prospective

Oct 31, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
4 Pieces of Advice for Solo Female Thru Hikers

4 Pieces of Advice for Solo Female Thru Hikers

As an associate at REI, thru hiking the AT comes up quite a bit. Customers want to know they’re speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable

Oct 22, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
18 Absolutely Brilliant Backpacking Hacks

18 Absolutely Brilliant Backpacking Hacks

I, among many, have read a million and one tricks, tips and hacks for outdoor living. I’ll admit it, I think they’re fun and every thirty second one

Sep 20, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
[Author Sneak Peek] Waiting on Spring: Your Pre-AT Thru-Hike Companion

[Author Sneak Peek] Waiting on Spring: Your Pre-AT Thru-Hike Companion

The thought of thru hiking the Appalachian Trail is exhilarating! No routines, living on the fringes of society, eating only junk food and yet some

Aug 21, 2014 : Carlie Gentry