Elaine Osmun

I am a Texan who moved to Montana in 2004 and I'm living here happily ever after. I compete with my dogs in agility competitions and other dog sports. I also enjoy hiking and backpacking.

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Ageless Women Give Me Inspiration for My Thru-Hike

Ageless Women Give Me Inspiration for My Thru-Hike

You want to do what?I have read several social media posts from women who are disappointed and saddened that their parents, children, boyfriends,

Feb 12, 2018 : Elaine Osmun
No Dogs (or Cat) Left Behind

No Dogs (or Cat) Left Behind

For most hikers, getting to the Appalachian Trail from wherever they live presents a few logistical issues.  What do they do with their pack on the

Feb 2, 2018 : Elaine Osmun
My Favorite Appalachian Trail Vloggers

My Favorite Appalachian Trail Vloggers

I must confess that I did not follow Darwin on the Trail or Following Bigfoot on their actual AT thru-hikes but I greatly appreciate the wealth of

Jan 18, 2018 : Elaine Osmun
Three Pieces Of Gear That Changed My Hiking Life

Three Pieces Of Gear That Changed My Hiking Life

Sock liners: I think I first heard of these from a Following Bigfoot video.  I hiked and backpacked over 100 miles wearing sock liners in 2017

Jan 18, 2018 : Elaine Osmun
Snow Puts Early End To Shakedown Hike In Wind River Range

Snow Puts Early End To Shakedown Hike In Wind River Range

In September, my friend Judy and I hiked 50 miles from the Elkhart Park Trailhead (elevation 9,280 feet) near Pinedale to the Big Sandy Trailhead

Jan 18, 2018 : Elaine Osmun
Following Montana’s Beaten Path For Thru-Hike Prep

Following Montana’s Beaten Path For Thru-Hike Prep

In anticipation of my 2018 hike of the Appalachian Trail, I went on two spectacular backpacking trips in July and September 2017.  The first in

Jan 18, 2018 : Elaine Osmun