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.
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
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
Coming in at a reasonable pricepoint for a weight of less than 1.5 pounds, the Ever since last summer, when I slept out nearly every night in
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