Patrick Donahue

My Name is Patrick "Dragonfly" Donahue and in the summer of 2016 my girlfriend, better known as "Butterfly", attempted a SOBO AT thru-hike. We made it all the way to Duncanon, PA where she was diagnosed with stress fractions in both feet, and my entire pack was stolen. We decided this was a calling to get off the trail and attempt it at a later date. Since then we have moved to central Oregon where we now live. We don't currently have the time for a 6 month hiatus from life so we plan on attacking some shorter trails such as the Lost Coast Trail and sections of the Oregon Desert Trail. -Happy Trails.

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First Impressions on our Gear

First Impressions on our Gear

Last week butterfly and I got out for another weekend adventure to Cougar Reservoir in Oregon.  unfortunately, we did not go on any long hikes, yet

Jul 4, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives you Lemons... All you can do is just make some lemonade. Memorial Day weekend marks one year from when I made my first steps on the

May 20, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Budget Ultralight Big 3

Budget Ultralight Big 3

Big 3 Budget Ultralight As many of you may know or may not know my entire backpack was stolen during my A.T. Thru-hike in 2016 in Duncanon, PA. I

Apr 19, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Cook Kits

Cook Kits

The Whole Kitchen Sink When I first started backpacking in high school, my mindset was all about being gourmet with multi-pot meals. It always took

Apr 18, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
To Bounce With it

To Bounce With it

To Bounce Or Not To Bounce Last season Butterfly and I attempted to thru-hike the AT SOBO. During the trip we  fell in love with having a bounce

Mar 10, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Sanctuary SilTarp This may be one of the best budget minded tarp kits out on the market currently ($79.99). Coolest thing is Paria Outdoor Products

Feb 21, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
The Lost Coast Trail: Brief Overview

The Lost Coast Trail: Brief Overview

What's Up Butterfly and I attempted a SoBo Thru-Hike of the AT in 2016, but we ended abruptly do to injury and theft (my pack was stolen &

Feb 17, 2017 : Patrick Donahue