Jessica Tinios

Known on the trail as Ruby Cosmo. New Hampshire native, cheese addict, and 2017 AT (almost) thru-hiker. When I'm not slinging cocktails at my family's restaurant, I'm either bagging peaks in the White Mountains or dreaming of hiking the PCT.

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Best Places to Do Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail

Best Places to Do Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail

 The outdoor community has always had a way of attracting utopian dreamers, and the tradition of trail magic is perhaps the ultimate embodiment of

Apr 25, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Red-Lining: The Greatest Hiking Challenge You've Never Heard Of White Mountain National Forest is a legendary bastion of ruggedness. Appalachian

Feb 19, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

“The next time we’re in town, you’re getting a shakedown.” My concerned/exasperated hiking companions said this to me countless times throughout

Dec 12, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

The Whites. Notoriously difficult. Famously breathtaking. This roughly hundred-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail through New Hampshire is sure

Nov 18, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
The End of the Trail

The End of the Trail

It has been nearly two months now since I at last stood atop Mount Katahdin and posed triumphantly for the summit photo I had dreamed of for years.

Oct 8, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
A Slight Change of Plans

A Slight Change of Plans

We were in Duncannon, PA having lunch at Sorrento's Pizza when I finally cracked. I had been asking a lot of my feet for months, but ever since we

Jun 22, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Sweet Virginia

Sweet Virginia

Over the past year and a half while I was planning to hike the trail, I fantasized constantly about Virginia. I didn't know at the time that I

May 17, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Ascent Into the Clouds

Ascent Into the Clouds

Ever since our first week in Georgia, the Smokies had loomed larger in our imaginations than any other part of the trail, larger even than Katahdin.

Apr 21, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Franklin

Franklin

We woke up the morning of March 17 to a beautiful, blazing sunrise at the top of Tray Mountain. Shortly after that, the clouds rolled in. Goodbye,

Mar 26, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Touched by Trail Angels

Touched by Trail Angels

About a mile or two from Neel Gap, we ran into Forrest. Hippie prince of the Southern Appalachians Forrest first came into our lives the

Mar 22, 2017 : Jessica Tinios