My name is Jenn. Or Zebra. I like to walk. And eat. Thus... thru-hiking. I hiked the PCT NOBO in 2017 and SOBO in 2018. In 2020 I hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail, the Colorado Trail, and the Arizona Trail. In 2021 I hiked the AT SOBO and in 2022 I hiked the CDT SOBO.
Wrapping your head around the CDT alternates is dizzying. Here's an overview of the best and most questionable ways to hike your own hike.
After spending a large portion of the past six years thru-hiking, I've come to believe there is no bad way to do a long-distance backpacking trip.
Having already hiked the Pacific Crest Trail twice, as well as the Arizona, Tahoe Rim, Colorado, and Appalachian trails, I finally set foot on the
The warmest morning I have had on trail in...months. Maybe the entire trail actually. Of course it would finally warm up at the very end. The
CDT Day 102The rain stopped overnight and I wake up to a dark haze. But I know the rain is coming again so I get up while it's dark to take
CDT Day 95It's a misty morning when I wake. I'm banked in fog. I eat my last poptart and wash it down with some black coffee and head off to part
CDT Day 89We sleep in until 7 am. Skybird and I are starving and we try to raid the kitchen when we wake up, but find it's locked until 8. And noone
CDT Day 83Brr, frozen tent. I talk to the motorcyclists before I take off in the morning and find out they rode here from Canada. It took them 10
CDT Day 75Coldest night yet. My tent is covered in frost in the morning. It's always fun trying to pack up without soaking yourself by rubbing
CDT Day 70Since I'm onnnnnnly camping around 9000 feet, I actually don't wake up freezing! But the clouds are threatening and I know thunderstorms