Jessica Raechelle

Hello! I am Jess. I am a nature-loving backpacker from British Columbia who loves capturing moments through photos and words. If given a choice, I'd choose a week hiking in the mountains over an all-inclusive resort every time. After spending 1,500 miles on the PCT and writing a book about my experience (not yet published), I realized that writing about my adventures is a beautiful way to share my stories and relive the experiences and emotions of the trail. This will be my first trip to the east coast, and I am excited to share this first-time experience with all of you! Follow my two-week journey as I hike the 336km East Coast Trail in Newfoundland.

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Animal Farm Initiation Day: Days 7&8 on the ECT

Animal Farm Initiation Day: Days 7&8 on the ECT

Day 7  - Kilometer 162.3 - 184.5 The day I got heat stroke, I was moving at a 2km per hour pace for 18km; that trail was rated as "difficult to

Aug 10, 2022 : Jessica Raechelle
The Ultimate Trail Angels: Days 5&6 on the ECT

The Ultimate Trail Angels: Days 5&6 on the ECT

Canada must get its good name because of the people of Newfoundland. The people here are incredibly kind, giving, and seemingly genuine humans.

Aug 8, 2022 : Jessica Raechelle
Will you be my friend?: Day 3&4 on the ECT

Will you be my friend?: Day 3&4 on the ECT

Day 3 - kilometer 44.5 - 76.5 I woke up before sunrise to climb to the top of Berry Head Arch. As I watched the sky fill with colour, I was greeted

Aug 4, 2022 : Jessica Raechelle
Humbling the purist: Days 1&2 on the ECT

Humbling the purist: Days 1&2 on the ECT

Wowza, is it hard to update a blog while on trail! First, I am exhausted at the end of the day, and it seems to be when my inspiration lacks most.

Aug 1, 2022 : Jessica Raechelle
The Universe made me do it…

The Universe made me do it…

Why Newfoundland? In the last month, I have been asked why I chose to hike this trail. The truth is, I stumbled upon the trail by accident and booked a plane ticket only three days later.

Jul 18, 2022 : Jessica Raechelle
Introduction: Follow me on the ECT!

Introduction: Follow me on the ECT!

I am Jess! My friends on the Pacific Crest Trail called me Frosty so you can refer to me whichever way you'd like. In less than two weeks I will be heading to the east coast of Canada for the very first time, intending to hike the East Coast Trail. Which I will be writing about here - while I am on the trail!

Jul 13, 2022 : Jessica Raechelle