Gill (Jill with a G)- Likes long walks, pooping in the woods, eating dehydrated food, and going several days without showering. I hope you enjoy my attempt to walk from Mexico to Canada!
Week 3 on the PCT!
Miles and Smiles! This week is a week of threes. I am on week three of the PCT, I hit mile 300 and I hiked my first 35 mile day! We started the
Week 2 on the PCT!
Oh boy what a week it’s been! After mile 100 I start feeling really strong, I no longer notice my pack digging into my shoulder blades or rubbing my
One Week on the PCT!
One week and 120 miles down! It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a week. Every single day on this trail has been so full of new people,
Learning to be Flexible in a High Snow Year
A High Snow Year? If you live on the west coast or have seen any weather-related news lately, you may have noticed that snow levels are unusually
My PCT Gear List!
March is quickly approaching and I have been working hard to dial in all of the gear I will need for my five-month journey. Besides a few last items,
What I Will be Eating on my Thru Hike
Whenever I go into the backcountry I am looking for quick, easy, tasty recipes. Over the years I have come up with a few favorite, lightweight and
Why I’m Hiking the PCT in 2023
My hike is not fueled by heartbreak, nor is it a result of severe discontentment in my career or personal life. I am hiking because I know that the
Hiking as a Solo Female
When I first started dreaming of the PCT three years ago, I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me I’d be starting alone. Sure, I had some
It’s Getting Real, Folks!
Today is December 29th, which means I am officially three months away from stepping foot on the Pacific Crest Trail and beginning the longest walk