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.
The outdoor community has always had a way of attracting utopian dreamers, and the tradition of trail magic is perhaps the ultimate embodiment of
Red-Lining: The Greatest Hiking Challenge You've Never Heard Of White Mountain National Forest is a legendary bastion of ruggedness. Appalachian
“The next time we’re in town, you’re getting a shakedown.” My concerned/exasperated hiking companions said this to me countless times throughout
The Whites. Notoriously difficult. Famously breathtaking. This roughly hundred-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail through New Hampshire is sure
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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