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.
Mud, mud, everywhere and not a drop to drink... My hiking buddy Andrea and I waded through brown mud slicks with hidden roots waiting to trip us.
Shin splints on the trail are fun for no one *DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor but I like to think of myself as a personal expert on shin
Hiking Vermont's Long Trail (LT) is not for the faint-hearted or the weak-footed. So how does one prepare for an LT thru-hike? Aside from the essential gear and food components, some prep is physical but much is mental - consider what you're getting into. Also be prepared for awesomeness. This is what to expect...
What’s so special about ramen? Mac & cheese? Idahoans? They looks so average. So boring. So...meh. Well you’re wrong! image courtesy of
The first time I heard of the Wonderland Trail was on a Dirtbag Diaries podcast. It was a story about a trail runner and a mountain lion encounter on