Carry-On Outdoors

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.

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A Hostel by Any Other Name is Not a Hotel

A Hostel by Any Other Name is Not a Hotel

I'm working at a Hostel on the AT! In February I got the opportunity to return to the Appalachian Trail, which I still missed desperately four years

Jul 15, 2016 : Carry-On Outdoors
The AT called and I must return.

The AT called and I must return.

Last week a friend I met on the AT in 2012 messaged me a question. Was I interested in working at a hostel on the AT for free room, board and meals?

Jan 5, 2016 : Carry-On Outdoors
Red Rock Country: What Locals Wish You Knew

Red Rock Country: What Locals Wish You Knew

 "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

Jul 19, 2015 : Carry-On Outdoors
To Trowel or Not To Trowel?

To Trowel or Not To Trowel?

When don't you need a trowel? You won't be digging a cat hole in slot canyons or above tree line because you pack out your own poop like in the trip

May 12, 2015 : Carry-On Outdoors
The AZT is not the AT

The AZT is not the AT

A whole new animal. So you've hiked the Appalachian Trail and live in the southwest. You might consider hiking the Arizona Trail. Perhaps you feel

Apr 12, 2015 : Carry-On Outdoors