Maggie Wallace

My name is Maggie, but I'm known on trail as Chuckles. Against better judgment, I've toured across America on a ramshackle mountain bike, spent six months working as a trail maintainer on the Pacific Crest Trail, and eaten way more granola than any human should. I thru-hiked the AT in 2013 and the PCT in 2016, but I am currently living in New Hampshire, where I eat real breakfast and sleep indoors most nights. You can reach me at maggiethewall [at] gmail [dot] com

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Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

‘Made to be Broken’ is a film about Karl Meltzer falling down. Watch this incredible video here But then, it might be more appropriate to say

Apr 13, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
When Ultralight is Too Light

When Ultralight is Too Light

PCT hikers are notorious for obsessing over their base weight. Thru-hikers might start the AT with two camp chairs and a thermos strapped to their

Feb 10, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

It’s that time again: Time for this year’s PCT class to plan their resupply. Last year, around this time, I was dehydrating apples and beef in a

Jan 4, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Epilogue: Learning How to Stay

Epilogue: Learning How to Stay

Note: This is a recap of our PCT thru-hike April 12th to September 26th, 2016. According to my Halfmile app, I’m 2,392 miles East of PCT mile

Dec 5, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Episode 20: The end

Episode 20: The end

Rainy Pass (Winthrop) to Manning Park (Canada!) (September 24 - 26) Mileage: 2,659 Note: We are so sorry to hear about the ongoing search for

Nov 18, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Episode 19: Stevens to Winthrop

Episode 19: Stevens to Winthrop

Note: We are so sorry to hear about the ongoing search for missing hiker Sherpa.  We finished on September 26th and I am now updating blog posts

Nov 2, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Episode 18: Snoqualmie to Stevens

Episode 18: Snoqualmie to Stevens

Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass (mile 2483) It was a little after 1PM when Centerfold, Spoon and I finally peeled ourselves away from the creature

Oct 18, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Episode 17: Bump in the Night

Episode 17: Bump in the Night

White Pass to Snoqualmie (Mile 2410) We stayed at White Pass for the night and picked up some packages to get us through Washington.  Looking

Oct 10, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Episode 16: Entering the Rainforest

Episode 16: Entering the Rainforest

Bridge of the Gods to White Pass (2310.6) On the first day of September, with our bellies full of salmon, Centerfold, Little Spoon and I crossed

Oct 10, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Episode 15: Entering Washington

Episode 15: Entering Washington

Bend (Mackenzie Pass) to Cascade Locks (mile 2144) We almost didn't leave Bend. We spent our longest stay of any town there, enjoying the

Sep 14, 2016 : Maggie Wallace