Kira Melendez

Hi, my name is Kira! (known as Runway on trail) I am a fashion designer and thru hiker, who recently finished an end to end hike of the Long Trail in Vermont. I have a love of nature, reality tv, and chicken pot pie. I document my hikes through writing and drawing and I'm excited to be a blogger for the 2023 season! Stay tuned for my journeys' along the Trans Catalina Trail and the Colorado Trail this year!

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Trans-Catalina Trail Day 3: Ravens love Jolly Ranchers

Trans-Catalina Trail Day 3: Ravens love Jolly Ranchers

Up Early Waking up on the second full day on trail was amazing. After a warmer night’s sleep, I woke up well-rested and watched the sun rise behind

Apr 18, 2023 : Kira Melendez
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 2: Mud and Tweas

Trans-Catalina Trail Day 2: Mud and Tweas

 Damp Start We woke up on our first real day on trail, and I have to be honest, I wasn’t super thrilled. Getting into our campsite in the dark and

Apr 18, 2023 : Kira Melendez
Trans Catalina Trail Day 1: In and Out and Rain

Trans Catalina Trail Day 1: In and Out and Rain

The California Rain The weeks leading up to the trail, California was getting hit with some of the rainiest weather they’ve seen in years.

Mar 20, 2023 : Kira Melendez
Take Me Back to Catalina: Winter Hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail

Take Me Back to Catalina: Winter Hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail

Let me Preface this with... Writing doesn’t necessarily come easy to me. I linger on words and I stumble over what to say until I can actually get

Feb 24, 2023 : Kira Melendez
Get Me Out of Here: Leaving Manhattan for the Mountains

Get Me Out of Here: Leaving Manhattan for the Mountains

Hey there, friends. My name is Kira, better known as Runway on trail. I am a 29-year-old (yikes!) fashion designer - turned thru-hiker. I currently

Dec 28, 2022 : Kira Melendez