Connor Chapdelaine

Whaddup peeps! I'm Connor Chapdelaine but all my favorite people call me Jackrabbit. I'm a biologist by trade but a backpacker by choice. I thru-hiked the AT as a total scrub in 2021 and fell in love as I trekked the east coast. I'll be thru-hiking the PCT this year and getting to know the other side of the country while crushing miles and peanut butter. Keep up with me here and on Instagram @ChapOnTheTrail as I head NOBO on the PCT this year and I'll try to capture what makes a really long walk so damn fun.

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Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 59-62

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 59-62

Day 59 - Tentsite (mi 846.0) -> Marie Lake (mi 866.2) I didn’t write anything during the day for today. I camped at Marie Lake though so I must

Jun 23, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 57-58

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 57-58

Day 57: Lake Marjorie Tentsite (mi 808.6) -> Grouse Meadows (mi 828.5) Another sunny morning in California. No surprise. So far I’ve had a

Jun 16, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 55-56

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 55-56

Day 55: Bishop, CA -> Tentsite (mi 790.0) Well, I went up and over Kearsarge Pass again today. The ascent from the other side was magnificent.

Jun 16, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 53-54

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 53-54

Day 53: Kearsarge Lake (mi 788.5) -> Bishop, CA Yesterday was tiring but we ended up at a fantastic site near Kearsarge Lake. We set out with

Jun 2, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: Day 51-52 – Mt. Whitney

Jackrabbit Hikes: Day 51-52 – Mt. Whitney

Day 51: Crabtree Meadows (mi 766.3) -> Mount Whitney summit -> Wallace Creek (mi 770.3) When you look at a mountain range you can’t help but

Jun 1, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 49-50

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 49-50

Day 49: Sunset Tentsite (mi 732.6) -> Chicken Spring Lake (mi 750.8) Another day in the Sierra’s baby!!The morning was noticeably warmer than

May 24, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 47-48

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 47-48

Day 47 - Kennedy Meadows (mi 702.2) -> Meadow Tentsite (mi 708.6) So today I finally made my way out of Kennedy Meadows. We hiked out late in

May 23, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: Day 43-46

Jackrabbit Hikes: Day 43-46

Day 43: Walker Pass (mi 652.1) -> Spanish Needle Spring (mi 668.7) It’s amazing how much you appreciate good weather after a few days getting

May 16, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: “Catch Up Blog” – Day 27-42

Jackrabbit Hikes: “Catch Up Blog” – Day 27-42

I’m not sure where I should even begin. I’m writing this as I lay awake in a bunk in a trail angel’s home. “Pancakes” in Ridgecrest, CA you’re a

May 12, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 24-26

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 24-26

Day 24 - 0 day in Los Angeles First day spent totally away from trail while on this thru-hike. It happens sometimes whether voluntarily or not but

May 6, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine