Mary Beth Skylis

Hi, I'm Mary Beth. I'm better known as Mouse in the hiking world. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015. It was on the AT that I was infected by the Hiker Virus (it's like the Noro Virus only better). I am now destined to life as a trail urchin.

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Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

Recently DSM Dyneema purchased Cubic Technologies -- the company that's single-handedly changing the face of outdoor sports. As the pioneer of Dyneema

Nov 21st : Mary Beth Skylis
Karel Sabbe Claims New Supported PCT Speed Record

Karel Sabbe Claims New Supported PCT Speed Record

On August 13th, Belgian UltraRunner, Karel Sabbe, claimed the new supported speed record when he stepped foot on the cement monument at the Northern t

Aug 17th : Mary Beth Skylis
Paralyzed Woman Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Paralyzed Woman Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Every year thousands of ambitious hikers set out to traverse the Appalachian Mountains. This year, Stacey Kozel shares this inconceivable dream. But w

Jul 22nd : Mary Beth Skylis
The Trouble With Trail Magic

The Trouble With Trail Magic

"A good traveler leaves no footprints"- Lao Tzu Random acts of human kindness breathe life into the Appalachian Trail, marking the long distance hiki

Jun 27th : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2 FL

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2 FL

The following product was donated for the purpose of review. MSRP: $239.95 Weight: 4lbs 9oz/ 79oz 3 doors, 2 gear closets Free-standing I too

Jun 25th : Mary Beth Skylis
Paul Walks On: Epilepsy On the Appalachian Trail

Paul Walks On: Epilepsy On the Appalachian Trail

Recently, a heartbroken woman contacted the

Apr 28th : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody Women’s

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody Women’s

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review.     MSRP: $249 Weight: 11.6 ounces I'm always cold. I'm that girl th

Apr 15th : Mary Beth Skylis
Baxter State Park Announces Permit Cards for Appalachian Trail Hikers

Baxter State Park Announces Permit Cards for Appalachian Trail Hikers

It's no secret that Baxter State Park has it's eyes fixed on the hoards of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers that visit Katahdin each year. Concern for th

Mar 10th : Mary Beth Skylis
Dear Future Thru-Hiker

Dear Future Thru-Hiker

Dear Future Thru-Hiker, At this point, you're looking at minor details like "where do I stop for my first resupply?" or "will I really have to hitc

Feb 10th : Mary Beth Skylis
The Appalachian Trail’s “Bionic Woman”: An Interview With Niki Rellon

The Appalachian Trail’s “Bionic Woman”: An Interview With Niki Rellon

Niki Rellon is a spitfire - quietly efficient, diligently determined, and impressive in all of her achievements. Her previous adrenaline-filled expedi

Jan 20th : Mary Beth Skylis