Mary Beth Skylis

Hi, I'm Mary Beth (Mouse). I'm a Freelance Writer who specializes in personal narratives, gear reviews and adventure stories. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015, part of the Annapurna Circuit in 2016, and the Colorado Trail in 2017. I am now destined to life as a trail urchin.

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Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Bedrock is on the forefront of something spectacular with the development of the Cairn 3Ds. These new sandals are going to be available for sale

Feb 13, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

The Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner MSRP: $57.95 Weight: 9 ounces The difference: Adds about 14 degrees. Better

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

After 2,000 miles of sleeping on my clothes bag on the Appalachian Trail, I decided to get a can be washed. You can inflate it and deflate it really

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System MSRP: $69.95 Weight: 11 ounces Material: Stainless

Jan 25, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Sawyer’s New Line of Ground-Breaking Filters

Sawyer’s New Line of Ground-Breaking Filters

Sawyer's dedication to providing clean water offers solutions to not just backpackers, but also anyone who's regularly exposed to pollutants. These filters could make the difference between an idyllic expedition and contracting a flesh eating virus from your water source.

Jan 9, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
PCT Hikers Rescued From Snowpocalypse

PCT Hikers Rescued From Snowpocalypse

When an unexpected turn in the weather brought white out conditions on the PCT, hikers Flip and Rook dug through two feet of snow and waited out the storm.

Nov 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
The Man Behind the Claimed AT FKT: Dan “Knotts” Binde

The Man Behind the Claimed AT FKT: Dan “Knotts” Binde

Dan "Knotts" Binde claims to have set the self-supported AT speed record on July 19th. After his SPOT device broke on him, he struggled to confirm

Aug 25, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
3MPH: Why We’re Filming A Documentary on the CDT

3MPH: Why We’re Filming A Documentary on the CDT

We have the opportunity to show an audience a trail that has no bounds. Everything is higher risk here. But we don’t want to just show this trail. And that’s something people will see in the movie. My goal is to show people that there’s a whole world out there. And what happens after you hike 8000 miles? Do you just stop or keep going?

Aug 16, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Did Dan “Knotts” Binde Set the Self-Supported FKT on the AT?

Did Dan “Knotts” Binde Set the Self-Supported FKT on the AT?

May 26th 2017- July 19th 2017 (53:22:57) On July 19th, Dan “Knotts” Binde allegedly set a new self-supported speed record on the Appalachian Trail

Aug 8, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Vargo 700ml & 900ml Titanium BOTs

Gear Review: Vargo 700ml & 900ml Titanium BOTs

Jul 25, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis