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.

Posts

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

Have you every taken a look at your current cook kit and asked yourself how can I make it lighter? Well I have and this is what I have found out. There are 2 types of ultralight cook kits. The ones that cost an arm and a leg for titanium prefabricated stoves and the ones you make for relatively cheap. In this post I will talk about my two current ultralight DIY cook kits.

Apr 18, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
To Bounce With it

To Bounce With it

To Bounce or Not to Bounce that is the resupply question. After traveling 1,050 miles of the AT we found what worked best for us. That was the all mighty Bounce Box.

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

Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Are You on a budget and looking for a new shelter? Look no further than the Paria Outdoor Products Sanctuary Siltarp weighing in at a total package weight of 20.5oz and only $79.99 you can't beet it.

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

The Lost Coast Trail: Brief Overview

Have you every wondered if there where any other rad trails beyond the Triple Crown, and other known long distance trails? Well there is and The Lost Cost Trail is definitely one worth putting on your bucket list.

Feb 17, 2017 : Patrick Donahue