Jessica Tinios

Known on the trail as Ruby Cosmo. Hiked nearly the whole Appalachian Trail in 2017 and will be starting a thru hike of the PCT in April 2019. New Hampshire native currently living in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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The Trek Through NorCal

The Trek Through NorCal

End of the Desert The last time I posted anything to this blog, I left off on our first day out of Palm Springs. Well, that was now months and many,

Jul 4, 2019 : Jessica Tinios
40 Hours in a Tent

40 Hours in a Tent

We left Idyllwild late in the afternoon on Sunday with a plan to hitch back to Paradise Valley Cafe. We agreed to hike no more than five miles so we

May 19, 2019 : Jessica Tinios
Campo to Idyllwild: Days One to 12

Campo to Idyllwild: Days One to 12

We have not been out here quite two weeks, and we have not hiked even 200 miles, but the PCT has already dealt its share of ups and downs. 

Apr 30, 2019 : Jessica Tinios
Gear Review: Feathered Friends Murre EX 0-Degree Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Feathered Friends Murre EX 0-Degree Sleeping Bag

Spring might be springing in the lowlands, but we all know that seasons in the mountains are their own thing entirely. For those who do not mess

Apr 3, 2019 : Jessica Tinios
Thru-Hiking Is Hard, Painful. Why Am I Doing It Again?

Thru-Hiking Is Hard, Painful. Why Am I Doing It Again?

Two years ago yesterday, on a bluebird morning in the mountains of Georgia, Chelsea and I took our first long anticipated steps north toward Mount

Mar 10, 2019 : Jessica Tinios
Food Review: Good To-Go Backpacking Meals

Food Review: Good To-Go Backpacking Meals

Backpackers know that food is an essential component of any adventure. You want to feel satisfied, well-nourished, and fueled up for the day with

Nov 20, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
20 of the Top Day Hikes in New Hampshire

20 of the Top Day Hikes in New Hampshire

When most people think of mountains, their minds often turn to images of jagged, bare, glaciated peaks soaring high in the sky. They think of the

Sep 15, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
Food Review: TrailFork Backcountry Meals

Food Review: TrailFork Backcountry Meals

Hikers all know that one of the keys to a successful backcountry adventure is the food. It is also one of the main challenges. It can be hard to get

Aug 11, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Nitro Dridown 800 Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Nitro Dridown 800 Sleeping Bag

Coming in at a reasonable pricepoint for a weight of less than 1.5 pounds, the Sierra Designs Nitro Dridown  800 Sleeping Bag is rated to 35 degrees,

Aug 7, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
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