Hi! I’m Marte, and I am hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail in 2019. While I have extensive backpacking experience, this will be my first thru-hike. I spend most of my free time lurking around in the Norwegian forests and mountains, and when I’m not outdoors I work as a conservation biologist. I like making lists, I’m a keen photographer, and I’m far too lazy to cook on the trail.
I’m not a thru-hiker. The longest trip I have ever done is 12 days, carrying all the gear I might possibly need, and then some, in my expedition-sized backpack. Since deciding to hike the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) this summer, it has been all I can think of. Therefore, in an attempt to distract myself from gram shaving and weather updates, I have tried to write down what I expect from my journey on the PNT.