Hi! Along with my husband/adventure partner, I thru-hiked the PCT in the notoriously challenging 2017 season. Those 5 months of "fire and ice" experience forever molded us and have us always seeking our next adventure. We're now looking towards the Great Divide Trail for 2019, 1130 kilometres of pure Canadian alpine glory. Follow along on our ever continuing journey.
Top Gear Picks for the 680-Mile Great Divide Trail
I spent the summer hiking the Great Divide Trail in the Canadian Rockies, which presented rugged terrain and wet, challenging weather. In these
Trail Profile: The Great Divide Trail, 680 Miles Through the Canadian Rockies
The very name “Great Divide Trail” is a bit of a misnomer, implying a walk on a cleared two-foot-wide strip of dirt. Instead, this trail delivers so
Gear Review: Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Air Vs. Women’s Ultralight Insulated Air Sleeping Mats
Battle of the sleep mats! I put two of Sea to Summit's sleep mats to the test on Canada's Great Divide Trail, starting with the Ultralight Air mat
Hiking Among Grizzlies, Prepping for Safety
When we hiked the PCT in 2017 and bear safety was discussed I would always comment that black bears (which are the most prevalent species on the PCT)
Taking the Trail Less Traveled on the Great Divide
We knew we weren’t done. When we finished our first long-distance hike, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in September 2017, we knew we were just biding
Quick Eats and Hydration: Suggestions for Fueling on the Go
Once you’ve figured out your meals, you’ll need to put some thought into what you’re consuming in between, along with ways to boost your hydration.
Fill The Food Bag: Trail Recipes You Won’t Get Sick Of
So, you’ve decided to thru-hike a long-distance trail. Fantastic idea! Have you put any thought into what you’re going to eat for all those miles?
What Happens Now?
One day before the 5 month anniversary of our start date, we stepped across the clear cut in the forest that denotes the US-Canadian border and
Running Out of Trail
Here we are at mile 2,461 with a mere 189 remaining until we reach the Canadian border and we're finally letting ourselves believe that we might
1,597 Miles of Change
I've been suffering from an acute case of writer's block lately; now that we are well into the second half of our hike (mile 1,597 to be exact,) I