Erik Collins

Hello! My name is Erik! I will be attempting a thru hike of the PCT in 2024. I am no stranger to backpacking and camping so I excited for my first thru hike. I found my love for the outdoors while living in Arizona for 10 years. I am proud to say I have been a vegan for 6 years. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all and hope to see you on the trail!

Posts

Gear: The Top 5 Things I learned

Gear: The Top 5 Things I learned

Tents, and Sleeping Pads, and Socks, Oh My! In the very near future, I will be setting off to start my first thru hike. Like all hikers, I have been

Mar 2, 2024 : Erik Collins
PCT Questions, Predictions, and Reflections!!

PCT Questions, Predictions, and Reflections!!

I was inspired by the final episodes on the “Trail Correspondents” podcast by Backpacker Radio which had the correspondents pose questions that they

Jan 28, 2024 : Erik Collins
Food is Fuel- Dehydrated Meals

Food is Fuel- Dehydrated Meals

Food is Fuel My family has coined me as the plant-powered backpacker and gluten-free gallivanter. I am a vegan and was diagnosed with celiac disease

Jan 2, 2024 : Erik Collins
A Loss, an Unexpected Ceremony, a Text and a Decision!

A Loss, an Unexpected Ceremony, a Text and a Decision!

I never thought I would be a blog person. As soon as I told people I had made the decision to attempt a thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail,

Nov 27, 2023 : Erik Collins