Megan McGowan

My name is Megan, but I'm known on trail as Sourstraws. After backpacking through Canyonlands National Park for our honeymoon in 2013, my husband and I decided to commit to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. We made that dream a reality in the summer of 2016, and are now addicted to long-distance hiking. Currently we are thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and trying our hands at homemade gear.

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5 Tips for Thru-Hiking with a Partner

5 Tips for Thru-Hiking with a Partner

You might think from reading most of the information available on the internet that there are no couples thru-hiking, and that hiking with a partner

Aug 21, 2017 : Megan McGowan
The Journey Toward Ultralight

The Journey Toward Ultralight

It’s not just about gear I used to think ultralight backpackers I met or heard of were totally crazy.  These individuals were a special breed of

Jul 10, 2017 : Megan McGowan