Kelly Floro

My name is Kelly, but hikers know me as Ibex. I hike because I'm enchanted by the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the trail. I'm perpetually in love with that sense of challenge and wonderment and boundless potential that comes fresh to me with each and every step on a mountain path. Trail trash to the core, I continue to dirtbag my way across North America in search of new adventures.

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How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

Have you ever noticed that thru-hikers have an awful lot in common with zombies? Both are prone to shuffling glassy-eyed through the woods at strange

Apr 3, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Anatomy of an AT Trail Town: Five Features to Look For

Anatomy of an AT Trail Town: Five Features to Look For

One of my favorite memories from the Appalachian Trail is the street festival I stumbled upon in Manchester Center, VT, as I came into town for a

Mar 28, 2019 : Kelly Floro
10 Ways to Stay Warm and Avoid Hypothermia on the Trail

10 Ways to Stay Warm and Avoid Hypothermia on the Trail

It’s just before dawn, and the mountains all around you are tranquil. You can tell it’s going to be a glorious morning, and you feel the call of a

Mar 21, 2019 : Kelly Floro