Madeline Newel

I'm Madeline, but my trail name is Photon. After years of dreaming about it while I was in college in New York City, I finally thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. I had such a great time that I kept the ball rolling and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2019. I had planned to thru-hike the CDT in 2020, but thanks to COVID-19, I am currently twiddling my thumbs in Santa Cruz, CA.

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Why You Should Take the Ultralight Plunge Right From the Start

Why You Should Take the Ultralight Plunge Right From the Start

Once you have committed to a thru-hike, or even just to backpacking as a hobby, it can be daunting to dive into the world of backpacking gear. I’m here to walk you through why going ultralight from the get-go is well worth your consideration.

Mar 13, 2019 : Madeline Newel