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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How to Dig an LNT-Compliant Cathole

How to Dig an LNT-Compliant Cathole

Here at The Trek, we strive to maintain an air of gravitas, which is why we always stick to the heavy-hitting subjects in the backpacking world. But

Sep 1, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Ibex Indie Merino Wool Sun Hoodie Review

Ibex Indie Merino Wool Sun Hoodie Review

When I heard about the 100% merino wool Ibex Indie sun hoodie, I was intrigued. We all know that merino is king when it comes to staying warm on the

Aug 24, 2022 : Kelly Floro
6 Useful Items You Can Almost Always Find in an AT Hiker Box

6 Useful Items You Can Almost Always Find in an AT Hiker Box

What's the first thing you should do when you get to town? Shower, laundry, see how many slices of pizza you can fit in your mouth at once? All great

Aug 23, 2022 : Kelly Floro
19 Helpful Packing Tips for Beginner Backpackers

19 Helpful Packing Tips for Beginner Backpackers

Packing for a backpacking trip is an art form. The goal is to pack in such a way that the weight is effectively and comfortably distributed and that

Aug 22, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry, a 27-year-old British endurance hiker, completed the Pacific Crest Trail on August 7th in just 55 days, 16 hours, and 54 minutes,

Aug 11, 2022 : Kelly Floro
60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

According to Jackson County, Oregon's Sheriff's Office (JCSO), some 60 hikers were evacuated from the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday as the

Aug 1, 2022 : Kelly Floro
AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

AT Hiker Found Dead in Tent Near Damascus, VA

Authorities confirmed that the body of an Appalachian Trail hiker was found on the AT in Washington County, Virginia, early Sunday morning. WCSO said

Jul 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

The US Forest Service has announced that all overnight visitors to California's Desolation Wilderness, which is in Eldorado National Forest and the

Jul 18, 2022 : Kelly Floro
44 Ultralight Backpacking Tips That Actually Make Sense for Thru-Hikers

44 Ultralight Backpacking Tips That Actually Make Sense for Thru-Hikers

Going ultralight is the holy grail of modern backpacking. Yet so many ultralight backpacking tips I read on the internet are downright silly, or at

Jul 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Tell Us Your Story: How Did You Get Your Trail Name?

Tell Us Your Story: How Did You Get Your Trail Name?

How did you get your trail name? The Trek wants to know. This summer, we'll feature the often weird, always wonderful stories behind hikers' trail

Jul 5, 2022 : Kelly Floro