Pippin

Hey y'all, I'm Pippin (she/her)! I'm a thru-hiker, cat mom, ramen bomb enthusiast, climber, and natural resource professional from Louisiana. In 2021, I completed my Appalachian Trail thru-hike that I (barely) began in 2020. I plan to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail northbound in 2022. See y'all out there! :)

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Through the Fire and Flames: The McKinney Fire Part One

Through the Fire and Flames: The McKinney Fire Part One

Author's note: This event turned out to be an enormous roadblock in my blogging. After this experience, I needed a lot of time to reflect on my

Sep 30, 2022 : Pippin
NorCal, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

NorCal, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

NorCal was weird.From South Lake Tahoe, the one person I still was hiking with from my original tramily had to go back to Sweden due to visa

Aug 6, 2022 : Pippin
Sierra Highs

Sierra Highs

I’d just hit my lowest point on trail. Self-doubt had taken over. Headed into town, I wasn’t sure if I’d be back on trail again. Time for a

Jul 16, 2022 : Pippin
Whitney’s Woes

Whitney’s Woes

Last post, I left y’all with excitement for the Sierra section. That excitement very quickly turned to misery. The days between Kennedy Meadows and

Jun 17, 2022 : Pippin
Desert’s End

Desert’s End

I’ve finally made it to the Sierra! (everyone cheers)It’s hard to describe the feeling of knowing that the desert is complete. It was incredibly

Jun 9, 2022 : Pippin
Ten Percent Complete, Many Miles To Go

Ten Percent Complete, Many Miles To Go

As I hiked the short morning miles to Highway 18 to Big Bear, I felt a sense of peace and belonging wash over me. I realized I am exactly where I am

May 9, 2022 : Pippin
It Never Rains In Southern California: Days 1-4

It Never Rains In Southern California: Days 1-4

I awoke in a tree house in San Diego to rain pattering on the skylight above me. I thought I heard somewhere that it never rains in Southern

Apr 27, 2022 : Pippin
Shakedown Street

Shakedown Street

Ya win some, ya lose some, right?This past weekend, I talked some AT pals into doing an overnighter on the Skyway Loop in Alabama. It connects a

Jan 20, 2022 : Pippin
A Fool of a Took

A Fool of a Took

Hey, y’all! My name is Elizabeth, but my favorite people call me Pippin. I’m a thru-hiker and forester from Louisiana (cue the "flatlander"

Jan 8, 2022 : Pippin