Jean Taggart

2014 PCT LASHer, 2015 Long Trail Thru-Hiker, 2018 AZT Thru-Hiker, 2019 AT LASHer. I grew up in the NH White Mountains. I'm the proud owner of a 1991 Toyota Hiace retired Japanese Ambulance named Yakushi with whom I adventure. Read about my adventures at jeanhikes.com.

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10 Highs and 5 Lows from My 2018 Arizona Trail Thru-Hike

10 Highs and 5 Lows from My 2018 Arizona Trail Thru-Hike

If the AZT is not in your backyard and yet you’re still interested in exploring it’s ruddy canyons, high plateaus, and sun washed deserts, consider reading about my 2018 experiences as a paltry substitute to tide you over until you can safely embark on your own adventure.

Jul 17, 2020 : Jean Taggart
Three Days In Goat Rocks

Three Days In Goat Rocks

After planning then ditching the idea for a 90-mile section on the PCT from the Ross Lake area via Devils Dome through to Stehekin, due to forecast

Sep 13, 2016 : Jean Taggart
9 Highlights from the Three Sisters Loop

9 Highlights from the Three Sisters Loop

After planning and getting psyched for a 90-mile section on the PCT from the Ross Lake area via Devils Dome through to Stehekin, the weather turned

Sep 13, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Healthy Trail Food: The Good, The Organic, The Non-GMO

Healthy Trail Food: The Good, The Organic, The Non-GMO

We all know that eating well is important. And if you listen to the details about what's good, what's bad, and what's ugly, your list of edible foods

Aug 7, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Trail Advice For A Newbie On The JMT

Trail Advice For A Newbie On The JMT

However, I have been able to get a little mountain fix by giving some trail advice to a friend who is just departing on the John Muir Trail (JMT). I wanted to share some of this Q&A with the Appalachian Trials community in the hopes that it helps a few readers get pumped and prepared their own hike of the JMT - or other trail! This information is just a little primer to get you started, and hopefully answers some of those midst-of-preparation questions as well.

Jul 25, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Trail Food: Grits 8 Ways

Trail Food: Grits 8 Ways

Hate oatmeal? Love grits? Need a corn fix? Or just looking to switch up the 'ol trail breakfast options? Try grits one of these 8 delicious and

Jul 11, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Interview With New Hampshire Hikers – Nancy and Charlie Foote

Interview With New Hampshire Hikers – Nancy and Charlie Foote

Hardcore. Dedicated. Goal-oriented. Living in the shadow of Mt Moosilauke. The Appalachian Trail practically runs through their back yard. An AT

Jun 27, 2016 : Jean Taggart
MYOG: Make Your Own Ultralight Breathable Tarp Poncho

MYOG: Make Your Own Ultralight Breathable Tarp Poncho

So you think you're ultralight? Think again, hiker friend!Up your game by making your own 7.9 ounce (including tent stakes!) cuben fiber

May 22, 2016 : Jean Taggart
The Little (Dirty) Dozen

The Little (Dirty) Dozen

They say that the most important gear for your backpacking trip is your big 3: pack. sleeping bag. shelter. No doubt the big 3 is critical - these

May 9, 2016 : Jean Taggart
11 Reasons You Have to Hike the Mount St Helens Loowit Trail

11 Reasons You Have to Hike the Mount St Helens Loowit Trail

With a whole entire weekend off and nice weather, why not hike around Mt St Helens?! The Loowit Trail circles Mount St. Helens in 30 miles. Easily

Apr 24, 2016 : Jean Taggart