Hey! My name's Kinsleigh! I'm 25, I'm from Dallas, and I like long walks from Mexico to Canada. In 2020 I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, and this summer I'm taking on the Continental Divide Trail. Stay tuned for lots of ups and downs, and I don't mean just the mountains...
Finally! We made it to Colorado. After the fire closures in Carson and Santa Fe National Forests, lots of hikers were forced to skip up to Chama,
The end of New Mexico. Goodbye desert, hello mountains.
New Mexico has been testing me, but I've got some great friends and memories already!
For my last shakedown, I chose Eagle Rock Loop in Arkansas. It was the perfect practice for my upcoming Continental Divide Trail thru-hike!
Transitioning from "normal life" in Dallas to life on a thru-hike is weird. I've noticed that I am slowly changing back into hikertrash as my start date approaches...
I'm trying out some new gear on this hike. Here are a few things I'm excited about and why I chose them!
Thru-hiking is a whole new world. Here are some things I picked up along the way.
After hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020, and some time back in normal life, I decided to hike the Continental Divide Trail in 2022!