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.
Day 68 - Yosemite National Park - Cloud’s Rest -> Half Dome -> Yosemite Valley Unforgettable sunrise. One of the best views of my life
Day 63 - Zero in Mammoth Lakes Missing home today. I’m excited for Yosemite National Park. First day of being really homesick. Day 64 - Mammoth
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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