Jennifer Foster

Hey there Trekkers! My name is Jenn and I'm starting a PCT thru-hike in April 2021. After living in Asia for 5 years and solo backpacking around the world for 2 years, I have changed my definition of 'backpacking' from living out of a backpack and traveling via plane, trains and motorcycles, to living out of a backpack and traveling by foot. I hope to see you on the trail!

Posts

The Endless Desert – PCT Day 15 – 18

The Endless Desert – PCT Day 15 – 18

This is officially the longest Dirt Devil and I have been on a continuous trail together. The Long Trail was 274mi in 12 days and we're past that now

May 9, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Sand to Snow on the PCT – Day 11-14

Sand to Snow on the PCT – Day 11-14

Day 11 - We got up a bit earlier than normal to tackle the long uphill miles before the day gets hot. It was dark and cool weaving through the river

May 5, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
San Jacinto – The First Mountain Range on the PCT – Day 7-10

San Jacinto – The First Mountain Range on the PCT – Day 7-10

After a scary 18 hour stay in Idyllwild, we headed back to the Trail to tackle the first mountain range on the PCT - the San Jacinto Mountains. Day

Apr 27, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Getting Into the Swing of Things – Days 4-6

Getting Into the Swing of Things – Days 4-6

Day 4 I woke up in Julian with terrible foot pain. I couldn't wait for 2 Foot Adventure to open for some new shoes and blister patches. We started

Apr 27, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Cutting My Teeth and Feet – Days 1-3

Cutting My Teeth and Feet – Days 1-3

Getting to the Trail I left for the trail at 4 am the day before my permit start date,  April 16th. I had to take a bus to NYC, a subway, a train to

Apr 25, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Chihuahua On the Trail

Chihuahua On the Trail

Last-Minute Change of Plans I have a chihuahua named Chip who is by my side every moment of every day. He goes to work with me, restaurants, bars,

Apr 24, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Frameless Packs – Fitting and Packing

Frameless Packs – Fitting and Packing

I recently bought my first frameless backpack, the Mountain Laurel Design Prophet 48L. I was always very hesitant to get a frameless pack

Apr 15, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
PCT Shakedown Hike on The Shawangunk Ridge Trail

PCT Shakedown Hike on The Shawangunk Ridge Trail

Testing out all my PCT gear on a shakedown hike of the 70+ mile Shawangunk Ridge Trail

Apr 14, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
2021 PCT Thru-Hiker Gear Breakdown

2021 PCT Thru-Hiker Gear Breakdown

Gear breakdown - my favorite! I am a total gear junkie and have spent many hours researching each piece of gear in my pack; I am excited to share

Apr 13, 2021 : Jennifer Foster