Kristina is an engineer by day and likes to spend the rest of her time adventuring (hiking, road biking) and art-ing (painting in nature, wood burning, playing various instruments). She has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was 17 and is passionate about showing other T1Ds that anything is totally doable, even with Type 1 Diabetes!
PCT Week 4ish: Big Bear to Wrightwood
This stretch of trail has had the usual highs and lows that we’ve come to expect after a month (!) on trail. Amazing hot springs, being flanked by
PCT Week 3ish: Idyllwild to Big Bear
This last stretch has given us unbelievable views and new landscapes but has also chewed me up and spit me out into a ditch. Times like this,
PCT Week 2: Julian to Idyllwild
We’ve passed 100 and then 150 miles! This has been the week of the Altras as our feet expand into their newfound toe space and adjust to the zero
PCT Week 1: Campo to Julian
Well at mile 77 I’ve officially surpassed my previous longest trip, which was the High Sierra Trail at around 71 miles. This past week of hiking
Diabetes Gear for the PCT: What I’m Carrying and Why
As a Type 1 Diabetic, some of the most important gear that I carry is the stuff that, you know, keeps me alive. Just like with other gear, I think about which things need backups, when to carry more of something to avoid frequent post office trips, and how to keep it all safe.
How to Secure Your Pillow: A Tutorial by My Dog
I can’t be the only person that perpetually wakes up with my head propping device (dry bag full of clothes, inflated pillow, or whatever else I can
Pumped for the PCT: Thru-Hiking with Type 1 Diabetes
Hello! I'm Kristina Larson, I'm Type 1 Diabetic, and I will be starting a NOBO PCT attempt in April 2023 with my little brother. My little