Effie Drew

You may find me answering to Baby while walking or paddling a long trail with my loyal and down-for-anything pup, Luna. Since 2015, we've logged over 7,000 miles on long-distance adventures together, including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Cohos Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Northern Forest Canoe Trail. I believe in the power of new places, people and experiences that challenge and shape our self-mindfulness and understanding of others and the world surrounding us. I think the trails provide us with the time and space to do so. You can find me at @babygotbackwoods_ or babygotbackwoods.com.

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Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

The APEX is the synthetic option. Temperature: Choose between temperature ratings of 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, and 0 degrees. When choosing a

Jul 18, 2019 : Effie Drew
The Jordan Trail: 400 Miles on Foot Through History

The Jordan Trail: 400 Miles on Foot Through History

The following is a sponsored post courtesy of the The Jordan Trail At-a-Glance Distance: 425 Miles (680km) Location: The length of Jordan; from

Jun 10, 2019 : Effie Drew
Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

If you’ve hiked the Pacific Crest Trail within the past five years, you probably remember having to detour around the fire closure above Idyllwild,

May 13, 2019 : Effie Drew
The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The relatively new and unknown Cohos (Coh-ahs) Trail extends 170 miles through Northern New Hampshire from the Canadian border near Pittsburg to

Apr 15, 2019 : Effie Drew
The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

Thinking about, or planning a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail? There’s a lot I think you should know, so for this first part, let's about timeline, navigation, alternates, information sources, and water.

Mar 30, 2019 : Effie Drew
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Taking on a great outdoor adventure like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail means navigating a world of blog posts, YouTube channels, and gear lists that can make planning overwhelming. So when it is all too much? At what point does our preparation begin to infringe on the experiences we’ll have on the trail?

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew