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 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
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 21-23

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 21-23

Day 21 - Tent Site (mi 317.3) to Tent Site (mi335.6) So I think everyone got a little wet last night. One thing about pitching your tent on the

May 2, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 19-20

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 19-20

Day 19 - Holcomb Creek (mi 285.9) to Deep Creek Hot Springs (mi 307.9) SoCal is so damn windy. I think the ocean brings the wind in and with

Apr 29, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 16-18

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 16-18

Day 16/17 - Arrastre Trail Camp (mi 256.2) to Big Bear (mi 266.1) Day 16 Coldest morning yet. I need to get some leggings bad. I packed my

Apr 25, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 14-15

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 14-15

Day 14 - Trail Magic Oasis (mi 210.5) to Mission Creek tent site (mi 230.5) I opened my eyes to the overbearing sound of the wind blowing

Apr 23, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine
Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 10-13

Jackrabbit Hikes: PCT Day 10-13

Day 10/11 - Idyllwild - Double Zero (mi 179.3) So I’m lumping these two days together because I took a double zero in Idyllwild. My wallet is a

Apr 18, 2022 : Connor Chapdelaine