Kelly Floro

My name's Kelly, but hikers call me Ibex. I cut my teeth as a thru-hiker on the AT in 2018. Then in 2019, I converted a van and set out to hike as many North American trails as possible. These included the Grand Canyon, Wonderland Trail, Bisti Badlands, and a metric butt-ton of US and Canadian national parks. The adventure will continue in 2020 with a northbound thru-hike of the PCT. Let's do this!

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How to Choose the Proper Rain Gear for Your Hike

How to Choose the Proper Rain Gear for Your Hike

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Check out an REI Hiking Course near you.  Angry storm clouds swirl overhead as icy rain

Mar 2, 2020 : Kelly Floro
6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Check out an REI Hiking Course near you.  Are you a passionate day-hiker looking to break

Feb 25, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

Gear Review: MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

MSR's Lightning Ascent snowshoes have been helping hikers navigate four-season conditions for years. Weighing in around four pounds, the Ascents are

Feb 24, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Two hundred and eighty-two miles of adventure are sandwiched between New Hampshire’s Mount Success and Katahdin, the revered Northern Terminus of the

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Hampshire

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Hampshire

Somewhere in the vast green forest of New Hampshire, the Appalachian Trail steals across a small stream called Oliverian Brook, which snakes through

Nov 21, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

As the Appalachian Trail moves north through New England, the sections get steadily longer—and so do the climbs. Stretching 150 miles between

Nov 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Hold on to your hats, folks, because you’re about to embark on a wild ride known as the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail. After hundreds of rolling

Oct 22, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Connecticut is among the shortest sections of the Appalachian Trail. It stretches just 50.1 miles from Hoyt Road on the New York border (mile

Oct 10, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven NetTent and Tarp

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven NetTent and Tarp

I recently got a chance to try out a shiny new toy: the two-person Haven NetTent and Tarp combo by Six Moon Designs. It’s a double-walled,

Oct 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

After 70 miles of gentle ridge walking in New Jersey, the AT gets tougher in New York. It enters the state near the town of Lakeside, New Jersey

Oct 2, 2019 : Kelly Floro