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 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
Episode 14: The Shifting State

Episode 14: The Shifting State

Ashland to Bend (Mile 1981) The Oregon trail started slowly. For impatient days we were still in the trees. The meandering trail in Northern

Aug 31, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review. I’m writing this from mile 1716 on the PCT, where I’m currently in

Aug 8, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
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

Aug 8, 2016 : 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 27, 2016 : 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

Jul 14, 2016 : 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 27, 2016 : 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

Jun 20, 2016 : 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 11, 2016 : 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

Jun 9, 2016 : Maggie Wallace