Kelly Floro

Oh hey there! I'm Ibex, the lead writer and content editor of this site. I mostly spend my spare time scheming new adventures and inadvertently setting my hair on fire while cooking. Appalachian Trail 2018 Wonderland Trail (+ a dozen or so other NPS trails) 2019 Colorado Trail 2020 Colorado Trail 2021.

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Extreme Fire Danger Prompts NM Forest Closures, Including Parts of CDT

Extreme Fire Danger Prompts NM Forest Closures, Including Parts of CDT

The US Forest Service has issued closures of four New Mexico national forests, including sections of the Continental Divide Trail, in response to

May 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
7 Ways AT Thru-Hikers Survive Rocksylvania with Their Feet Intact

7 Ways AT Thru-Hikers Survive Rocksylvania with Their Feet Intact

Rocksylvania, Bootsylvania, Painsylvania… the Appalachian Trail’s seventh northernmost state goes by many names. But with or without a snappy

May 18, 2022 : Kelly Floro
AT Closed in Northern New Hampshire Due to Brush Fire

AT Closed in Northern New Hampshire Due to Brush Fire

A 2.6-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in northern New Hampshire is closed due to a brush fire in New Hampshire's White Mountain National

May 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
7 Tick-Borne Diseases (Besides Lyme) to Watch Out For on the AT

7 Tick-Borne Diseases (Besides Lyme) to Watch Out For on the AT

My number one fear as a thru-hiker? Ticks. Yes, really. Is it that crazy to be afraid of a many-limbed, blood-sucking monster so minuscule I might

May 13, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Altra Lone Peak 6 Review

Altra Lone Peak 6 Review

This spring, Altra released the Lone Peak 6, the latest update to a long line of beloved minimalist trail runners. Since Lone Peaks are the only

May 11, 2022 : Kelly Floro
The Colorado Trail Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Hike the CT

The Colorado Trail Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Hike the CT

Thru-hiking the Colorado Trail is no mean feat. It's 486 miles long and traverses some of the most rugged mountains in the United States. But the

May 6, 2022 : Kelly Floro
The Colorado Trail Guide: Section by Section

The Colorado Trail Guide: Section by Section

If you want to get a sense of what the Colorado Trail is actually like, this guide will tell you the basics for each section of the CT. I've broken

Apr 29, 2022 : Kelly Floro
The Colorado Trail Guide: Essential Safety Tips for Hiking the CT

The Colorado Trail Guide: Essential Safety Tips for Hiking the CT

So, you’re hiking the Colorado Trail. You’re hyped, you're prepped, and you have a plan. That’s great! It sounds like you’re just about ready to go.

Apr 22, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Found Dead on Springer Mountain Identified

Hiker Found Dead on Springer Mountain Identified

A man who was found dead on Georgia's Springer Mountain in late January has finally been identified, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)

Apr 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
5 Signs You’re Pushing Too Hard at the Start of Your Thru-Hike

5 Signs You’re Pushing Too Hard at the Start of Your Thru-Hike

When I started my first thru-hike, I was dying to crank big miles from day one. I'd spent years planning for my hike. So when I got to the trail, the

Apr 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro