I am Carey, also known as Carry-On from my 2012 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I live in southern Utah in an RV with my dog and two cats, work at an outdoor store, and spend my time blogging, taking pictures, obsessing over gear, backpacking locally, and section hiking the Arizona Trail. In the future I'm considering more thru-hikes, with New Zealand, the Grand Enchantment Trail, the PCT, and CDT on the short list.
A hostel is not a hotel. What to expect when you go to a hostel on the AT and some tips to make your visit a good experience for everybody.
Was I interested in working at a hostel on the AT for free room, board and meals? My cat could come. At first it seemed like a bad idea.
"There are two easy ways to die in the desert: thirst or drowning. This place is stained with such ironies, a tension set between the need to find
Do you carry a trowel when backpacking? Here's why you shouldn't, because there's a better option for half the weight that still allows you to follow Leave No Trace practices and feel virtuous on the trail.
After thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2012, I thought I knew what I was doing, but the Arizona Trail showed me how wrong I was. I have a lot to learn.