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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Episode 13: Oregon-bound

Episode 13: Oregon-bound

Mt Shasta to Ashland (mile 1716) After stocking up on our power crystals in Mt. Shasta, we returned to the trail in the evening. We've discover

Aug 8th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 12: Welcome to the Bubble

Episode 12: Welcome to the Bubble

Belden to Shasta mile 1498The climb out of Belden was hell. If you ask any other hiker what was the worst part of the trail so far, they'll wince and

Jul 27th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 11: Emigrants in motion

Episode 11: Emigrants in motion

Bridgeport (Sonora Pass) to Belden town (mile 1284.5) I'm going to try something new in this entry, and write it somewhat live-action as I move

Jul 14th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 10: Tiny Enemies and Tall Friends

Episode 10: Tiny Enemies and Tall Friends

The summer solstice came and went, and with it rose the dawn of the mosquitos. After dwelling on the macroscopic for so long, glissading down massive

Jun 27th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 9: Surviving the most scenic trail in America

Episode 9: Surviving the most scenic trail in America

Kearsarge Pass (mile 788) through Red's Meadow (mile 906) I know I said this in my last post, but this was our toughest hitch yet.  Last week, we tes

Jun 20th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 8: Mount Whitney, Forrester Pass, and the Sierra Wilderness

Episode 8: Mount Whitney, Forrester Pass, and the Sierra Wilderness

Kennedy Meadows to Kearsarge Pass, Independence, and Bishop (Roughly 120 miles, but only 86 official PCT miles) The last week was our toughest one

Jun 11th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 7: Waiting on the Sierras

Episode 7: Waiting on the Sierras

Mojave/Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows (Mile 702) After over 700 miles, we've had our fill of the desert.  Which is a good thing, because now we're look

Jun 9th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 6: Water, Sand, and Giants

Episode 6: Water, Sand, and Giants

Agua Dulce to Mojave/Tehachapi (mile 566) The usual introduction where Chuckles rambles on: We've all adjusted to our desert pace, which seems t

May 22nd : Maggie Wallace
Episode 5: From the top of the world to Hiker Heaven

Episode 5: From the top of the world to Hiker Heaven

Wrightwood to Agua Dulce (mile 454): Mount Baden Powell, Trail Magic, and the Snoozers We proved today that sometimes when you snooze, you win.

May 14th : Maggie Wallace
Episode 4: Slacking, Freezing, and Nudity

Episode 4: Slacking, Freezing, and Nudity

Onyx Summit to Wrightwood (Inspiration Point), mile 369.4 We've been making good use of our cold weather gear this past week.  We've also had l

May 8th : Maggie Wallace