Rachel Kimmerle

On Monday through Friday, from August through May, you can find me teaching English Language Arts to middle schoolers. On weekends and during the summer, you can find me on the trail. For years, I have aspired to complete a months-long thru hike, but life logistics have not allowed for that (yet). In June of 2024, however, I will attempt a thru hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

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A Torrent of Training: Building a Surfeit of Strength

A Torrent of Training: Building a Surfeit of Strength

During my most recent episode of telling someone new about my Tahoe Rim Trail expedition this summer, they asked me, “So what are you doing to

Mar 31, 2024 : Rachel Kimmerle
A Plethora of Planning and Preparation: The Pre-Trail Logistics

A Plethora of Planning and Preparation: The Pre-Trail Logistics

Upon hearing about my upcoming 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail hike, others tend to be baffled by the thought of the undertaking. Questions about the trip’s

Mar 8, 2024 : Rachel Kimmerle
Mistakes and Mishaps and Meltdowns, Oh My!: A Backpacking Origin Story

Mistakes and Mishaps and Meltdowns, Oh My!: A Backpacking Origin Story

The upcoming episode of my backpacking saga will take place on the approximately-165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail in June of this year. To a non-backpacker,

Feb 4, 2024 : Rachel Kimmerle
Hiking in a Circle: A Prologue

Hiking in a Circle: A Prologue

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs where I hope to regale you with the tales of both the preparatory steps and the physical steps that I will

Jan 18, 2024 : Rachel Kimmerle