Kira

Yo yo yiggity yo! While in most circles I go by Kira, on trail and in the woods I’m known as Foxfeet. A PA native with a desire to explore and uproot, 2015 saw me attempting a NOBO thru-hike of the AT....That thru-hike turned flip-flop turned long-ass section hike was my first experience with solo camping/backpacking, and though I left the trail, it never left me. Since moving to Maine in fall of 2015, I’ve remained close to the AT, living and working in trail towns (Rangeley/Stratton) and at Sugarloaf. Having found an avid backpacker, gear junkie, and lover of the outdoors in my boyfriend, Garrett, we’ve decided that 2019 is the year for us to attempt a thru-hike together. As we also share an obsessive love of mac n’ cheese, I’m sure we’ll be fine. Follow us on our non-traditional SOBO-NOBO flip-flop of the AT, coming to readers like you mid-April 2019!

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Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part Three

Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part Three

Finally, the third and last chapter in my blog mini-series about our shakedown hikes over the past year or so!  Scope out Part Two if you missed

Apr 8, 2019 : Kira
Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part Two

Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part Two

Welcome to the second installment of my blog miniseries, in which I talk your ears off---eyes out?---about a few more hiking trips I've done with my

Apr 4, 2019 : Kira
Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part One

Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part One

Here I come with a blog mini-series, because one post with all of this information is just. Too. Much.  In this three-part post frenzy, I will

Mar 29, 2019 : Kira
Slashing My Base Weight with Five Big Gear Swaps

Slashing My Base Weight with Five Big Gear Swaps

  Throughout the winter of 2017/2018, my boyfriend/hiking partner Garrett and I re-outfitted ourselves, swapping out gear items big and small

Mar 20, 2019 : Kira
Becoming Dirty Hiker Trash 2.0

Becoming Dirty Hiker Trash 2.0

Who's getting back in the long-distance hiking saddle after four years of dreaming, planning, working, and saving?  This girl! Let's Throwback to

Feb 28, 2019 : Kira