Kelly Floro

Oh hey there! I'm Ibex, the lead writer and content editor of this site. Before I started working for The Trek, I thru-hiked the AT and explored many other incredible trails around North America. I mostly spend my spare time scheming new adventures and inadvertently setting my hair on fire while cooking.

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Stunning New Documentary “Why (Do I Hike)” is a Love Letter to Thru-Hiking

Stunning New Documentary “Why (Do I Hike)” is a Love Letter to Thru-Hiking

Croatian filmmaker and thru-hiker Nikola "Tesla" Horvat has released a stunning new documentary from the Colorado Trail entitled "Why (Do I Hike)."

Nov 10, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Top of Georgia Hiker Hostel to Reopen as Around the Bend

Top of Georgia Hiker Hostel to Reopen as Around the Bend

The iconic AT hostel Top of Georgia, which closed its doors in May 2019, is reopening under new ownership with the name Around the Bend. Gordon and

Nov 5, 2020 : Kelly Floro
DNA Sequencing Could Help ID Hiker Found Dead in 2018

DNA Sequencing Could Help ID Hiker Found Dead in 2018

Authorities and amateur sleuths are hoping cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology will soon provide a breakthrough in the mysterious case of Mostly

Nov 3, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Trek Readers Share Their Best Spooky Hiking Stories

Trek Readers Share Their Best Spooky Hiking Stories

If you're a hiker, chances are you have at least one or two spooky hiking stories. Most of us have felt that feeling of bottomless (if irrational)

Oct 30, 2020 : Kelly Floro
5 Tried and True Safety Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

5 Tried and True Safety Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

With beautiful foliage, crisp air, and a newfound lack of buzzing insects, autumn is an ideal time to go hiking.  But there’s a catch: hunting

Oct 29, 2020 : Kelly Floro
12 Reasons You’ll Love (and Hate) Night Hiking

12 Reasons You’ll Love (and Hate) Night Hiking

The second full moon of October, the Blue Moon, will fall on Halloween night this year. What better way to celebrate the convergence of a rare lunar

Oct 26, 2020 : Kelly Floro
7 Items to Level Up Your Camping Menu (Plus a Giveaway!)

7 Items to Level Up Your Camping Menu (Plus a Giveaway!)

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Stanley.  Food can be as much of a draw to the outdoors as solitude, fresh air, and

Oct 26, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Mountain Lions and Thru-Hiking: Your Questions Answered

Mountain Lions and Thru-Hiking: Your Questions Answered

Last week, a viral video showing a mountain lion following a Utah hiker up a trail for six tense minutes made waves on social media. However, critics

Oct 20, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Avoid These 8 Common Thru-Hiking Mistakes

Avoid These 8 Common Thru-Hiking Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. And when you're taking on a monumental challenge like a thru-hike, you're likely to make more than a few of them. Accepting

Oct 14, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals from Amazon’s Prime Day Sale

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals from Amazon’s Prime Day Sale

There's still a day left to score some sweet deals on outdoor and camping gear from Amazon's annual Prime members-only Prime Day sale. The sale ends

Oct 14, 2020 : Kelly Floro