Penina Satlow

I'm Penina, known on trail as Pastor. After COVID-19 hit in the middle of college, I decided I needed the polar opposite of Zoom school, so I spent the summer outside. Last summer I did a PCT LASH through the desert and Sierra sections, followed by a bike tour across the western United States and down the Pacific coast. I'm now finishing up my senior year, spending it cooking, writing, and dreaming of more adventures.

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Plans for Luxury Accommodations on Mt. Washington Stir Controversy

Plans for Luxury Accommodations on Mt. Washington Stir Controversy

Wayne Presby, owner of the Mount Washington Cog Railway, announced plans to establish "Lizzie's Station," 18 railway cars that would provide

Mar 31, 2022 : Penina Satlow
7 Reasons to Section Hike the PCT (Instead of Thru-Hiking)

7 Reasons to Section Hike the PCT (Instead of Thru-Hiking)

The Pacific Crest Trail has grown in popularity in the past decade. Some attribute this to the popularity of Wild (both the 2012 book and the 2014

Mar 29, 2022 : Penina Satlow
The Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web This Week

The Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web This Week

Hiking season is fast approaching, but if you don't have all your gear together yet, fear not! There are plenty of great deals out there so you can

Mar 28, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Community Mourns Loss of Iconic AT Trail Angel Rob Bird

Community Mourns Loss of Iconic AT Trail Angel Rob Bird

Rob Bird, a well-known Tennessee- and Massachusetts-based AT trail angel, passed away in his home on Monday, February 28th after a short battle with

Mar 11, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Thinking of Hiking the AT? Read this First!

Thinking of Hiking the AT? Read this First!

Looking to quit your job to spend half a year testing your physical and mental limits by walking vast distances along one of the most beautiful

Mar 10, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Matthew “Odie” Norman to Retire from Hiker Yearbook Project

Matthew “Odie” Norman to Retire from Hiker Yearbook Project

Matthew "Odie" Norman, creator of the iconic Hiker Yearbook, will be retiring from the Hiker Yearbook Project this year and passing the torch to the

Mar 7, 2022 : Penina Satlow
An Incomplete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2022 Edition

An Incomplete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2022 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and

Mar 2, 2022 : Penina Satlow
A Thru-Hike on Bread and Cheese: HexaTrek, the New Long-Distance Trail Across France

A Thru-Hike on Bread and Cheese: HexaTrek, the New Long-Distance Trail Across France

For a new long-distance trail outside of the U.S, check out HexaTrek, a brand new thru-hiking route across France. The Trail Total Length:

Feb 23, 2022 : Penina Satlow
3 Permits Revoked in 2 Weeks in Latest Blow to Mountain Valley Pipeline

3 Permits Revoked in 2 Weeks in Latest Blow to Mountain Valley Pipeline

A crucial U.S Fish and Wildlife permit needed to complete construction of the Mountain Vally Pipeline (MVP) has been invalidated by the U.S Court of

Feb 10, 2022 : Penina Satlow
9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

No hiker does everything perfectly. Last summer, I hiked over 500 miles of the PCT in the desert and the Sierra Nevada. Before my hike, there were

Feb 9, 2022 : Penina Satlow