Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns here! Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, but I’ve been bouncing around on the West Coast for the last few years. I was raised by hippies and was taught to appreciate the great outdoors. My outdoor lifestyle was put on hold to be a competitive coxswain. 10 years later, I’m thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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PCT 2018 Gear Review

PCT 2018 Gear Review

Just over a year ago, I began preparing for my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Giddy with the thought of a new and exciting adventure, all I

Oct 18, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
More Sun than Rain: Mind-Set in Northern Washington

More Sun than Rain: Mind-Set in Northern Washington

Washington is notorious for throwing the kitchen sink of weather at thru-hikers. Despite being blessed with ideal hiking conditions for the first

Sep 26, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Hitting My Stride in Washington

Hitting My Stride in Washington

Four months ago, I stood under the blazing sun at the border of the US and Mexico, staring north. The thought of walking from Mexico to Canada was

Sep 13, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Nostalgia at Timberline Lodge

Nostalgia at Timberline Lodge

Six years ago I visited Oregon for the first time. This marked the start of a new beginning as I was making the move to the Pacific Northwest for

Sep 5, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Deep in the Third 500, and the Trail Has a New Feel

Deep in the Third 500, and the Trail Has a New Feel

A 2,000-meter rowing race is broken into four quarters, each 500 meters in length. The first 500 meters are sharp and quick. From a dead stop, the

Aug 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
The Magic of Yosemite Keeps My Hike Going

The Magic of Yosemite Keeps My Hike Going

Not many people have the privilege of saying they have walked into Yosemite National Park, but far fewer get to say they walked into the park twice

Jul 13, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
A Roller Coaster of Beauty in the Sierra

A Roller Coaster of Beauty in the Sierra

To say the Sierra have been a roller coaster ride is an understatement. Each day there is a new pass to cross, with even more incredible views around

Jul 5, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
The Desert in Review

The Desert in Review

Over the past 33 days, I have found myself traversing through the blistering heat of the desert floor and ascending high mountain ridges. The first

Jun 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Nutella, Trail Sauce, Spewy? Nah, Call Me Cowgirl

Nutella, Trail Sauce, Spewy? Nah, Call Me Cowgirl

The Pacific Crest Trail is like the Wild West. Hikers can be seen curled up in small patches of shade next to the trail and walk around towns caked

Jun 8, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Easing into the Hobo Life After Two Weeks on Trail

Easing into the Hobo Life After Two Weeks on Trail

Life on the Pacific Crest Trail is simple. Wake up, pack all of your belongings, and hike until you’re hungry. Snack a bit and hike, repeat until

May 26, 2018 : Rebecca Burns