Lyla Harrod

I'm a 34 year old sober, queer and transgender woman (she/her). In 2021, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Bay Circuit Trail (FKT) and the Arizona Trail. I'll be thru-hiking the CDT NOBO in spring 2022.I'm a fiery Aries who runs on sour candy and caffeine. Follow my Trek!

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Arizona Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Finale! (Pt. 3)

Arizona Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Finale! (Pt. 3)

Rincon Mountains to Southern Terminus. For part one click here, part two click here. I’ll be thru-hiking both the PCT and CDT this year so I hope

Mar 11, 2022 : Lyla Harrod
Arizona Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Pt. 2

Arizona Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Pt. 2

Superstition Wilderness to Mount Lemmon. For Part One, click here. Part Three coming soon! I’ll be thru-hiking both the PCT and CDT this year so I

Feb 20, 2022 : Lyla Harrod
Arizona Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Part 1

Arizona Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Part 1

Here's a recap of my fall 2021 SOBO thru-hike of the AZT with Oliver aka "Bowie". This post will cover from the Northern Terminus to Roosevelt Lake.

Dec 24, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
Bay Circuit Trail: Thru-Hiking Boston’s Emerald Necklace

Bay Circuit Trail: Thru-Hiking Boston’s Emerald Necklace

I found myself in a strange headspace when I got home from my recent thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I planned a month and a half long break from

Sep 14, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned #2: Being Sober and Trans on Trail

AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned #2: Being Sober and Trans on Trail

Here's my post-Appalachian Trail thru-hike reflections on being sober and trans on trail. I know my experience isn't universal, but if you are sober

Sep 5, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned: Hitching, Resupply, Trail Magic

AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned: Hitching, Resupply, Trail Magic

I made it y'all!!! I'm home after completing my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 138 days between March 28th and August 12th, 2021. Now that I'm

Aug 23, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
AT Thru-Hiker’s “Hot or Not” List After One Week on Trail

AT Thru-Hiker’s “Hot or Not” List After One Week on Trail

I've officially been hiking north from Springer Mountain towards Maine for one week. Below are my takes on what's "Hot or Not" from my

Apr 7, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
7 Ways to Be “Trans Competent” on Trail

7 Ways to Be “Trans Competent” on Trail

In the hiking community, we need to be proactive in making hiking and backpacking accessible and inclusive to all people. One way YOU can make a

Feb 3, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
2021 NOBO AT Thru-Hiker’s Gear List

2021 NOBO AT Thru-Hiker’s Gear List

Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plentyI've got whozits and whatzits

Jan 19, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
Find the Cost of Freedom: Deciding to Thru-Hike the AT

Find the Cost of Freedom: Deciding to Thru-Hike the AT

The risks of disassembling one’s life to attempt a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail go far beyond gear, logistics, and on-trail concerns. Here’s

Dec 21, 2020 : Lyla Harrod