You may know me from the trail as Ruby Cosmo. I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017 and completed 1,400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019. A native of New Hampshire, I finished hiking all of the state's 48 peaks above 4,000 feet in 2018 and now that I am based in Steamboat Springs, CO, I am hoping to start chipping away at 14'ers as well. In addition to very long walks, I enjoy skiing, drawing, painting, eating every kind of cheese except blue cheese, and blogging for the Trek ;)
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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
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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,