Kristina Larson

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!

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PCT Weeks 6 through 7ish: Mill Creek Fire Station to Tehachapi

PCT Weeks 6 through 7ish: Mill Creek Fire Station to Tehachapi

You might have noticed that I’m missing a post on week 5ish.  That’s because I had 6 glorious days off to rest my shin at home before hitting the

Jun 12, 2023 : Kristina Larson
PCT Week 4ish: Big Bear to Wrightwood

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

May 27, 2023 : Kristina Larson
PCT Week 3ish: Idyllwild to Big Bear

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,

May 17, 2023 : Kristina Larson
PCT Week 2: Julian to Idyllwild

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

May 6, 2023 : Kristina Larson
PCT Week 1: Campo to Julian

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

Apr 30, 2023 : Kristina Larson
Diabetes Gear for the PCT: What I’m Carrying and Why

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.

Mar 24, 2023 : Kristina Larson
How to Secure Your Pillow:  A Tutorial by My Dog

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

Mar 22, 2023 : Kristina Larson
Pumped for the PCT: Thru-Hiking with Type 1 Diabetes

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

Mar 12, 2023 : Kristina Larson