I'm Wildlife, and I'll be taking on the GWL this year (2021)! My standard poodle, Lily, aka Muddy Boots, hiked 350+ miles with me on the AT and Washington with me on the PCT. I also backpacked the AZT in 2020. When I camp in the woods, I like to rate my poops on a scale- helps with monitoring your health!
STOP! If you want to try to guess how much some of my gear weighs before I reveal the answers below, please see my Youtube video at the following
The Seed Planted I first heard about the Great Western Loop (GWL) on my southbound Appalachian Trail thru hike back in 2018. Thinking that
In just over a month, I'll be at this trail head, setting off on the Pacific Crest Trail! I want to Triple Crown, so I'll be attempting my second of
Seeing wildlife in the wild can be thrilling, but it is important to be respectful! Additionally, while exploring we come across animals that seem to be orphaned, injured, or sick. It is important to know what to do and what NOT to do in these situations.
Hiker hunger is legit. Some experience it more than others, but we all crave food constantly. Our bodies need the calories, so it's their way of
It's been a week and a half since I summited Springer, so I figured it was about damn time I wrote a blog post about it. I climbed Katahdin on July
It was back in August when I first met Miss Janet, a well-known trail angel. Four other SOBOs and I were at Crawford Notch when she pulled up in her
When I made my list for why I am hiking the AT, I included that I wanted to seek out type two fun. With the weather recently, this hasn’t been
Life on the trail is very different from the real world. It’s hard to share every day and moment, but for those of you wondering, here is a rough
Northbounders are susceptible to the Virginia Blues, and although my symptoms may be similar, I'm experiencing them in a different state. While it's