Hey y'all, Rachel aka "Dobby" here! I use she/her pronouns and hail from Western NC. I called NH home for a bit as well, which is where my adventures in backpacking began. In 2018, I hiked all the 4,000-footers in the Northeast (NE67) and in 2020, I started hiking the PCT but ended up having to pause that journey for the time being. I joined a friend over on the Colorado Trail instead, which was an excellent decision (would recommend). I returned to the PCT in 2022, and was finally able to fulfill my dream (but probably won't ever stop dreaming about it). I'm in Vermont now, studying at VLGS to become an environmental attorney. When I'm not buried in books or glued to my computer screen, you can find me out on the trails with my furry best friend, Lily. Happy adventuring and thanks for following along! :)
It's been a long day on trail, so you couldn't be happier when you finally make it to camp. You even made it in time to join your friends for dinner!
Your tent is arguably one of the most important pieces of backpacking gear you own. After all, it's going to be your home away from home for the next
Following a series of winter storms, snow levels along the PCT in the Sierra Nevada mountain range are officially higher than record 2017 snow levels
Two 17-year-olds were rescued from the Pacific Crest Trail last Friday after being stranded in heavy snow for several days. The pair, Riley Ramirez
A man who allegedly kidnapped a PCT hiker in 2018 but was never charged has been apprehended in connection with a similar crime. James Parrillo, 57,
Aware that your PCT start date is fast approaching, you decide to consult your checklist one more time. PCT Long-distance Permit and other permits?
If you've been following the weather on the West Coast this winter, chances are you've heard about the record snowfall in California. 2023 is shaping
New Hampshire's Mount Washington, home of the world's worst weather, set a new record last Friday for the coldest wind chill recorded in US history.
If you're planning to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2023, look no further. We have some advice that will make prepping for your 2,650-mile
At some point or another, we've all been passed by someone who is hiking at a brisker pace than our own. Or maybe you're usually the one doing the