Robin Sorenson

The birds are calling you! Oh, wait, it's just me, Robin! I don't have a trail name yet, but rest-assured as soon as I do, you will know about it! In college I fell in love with my major, Wildlife Sciences, and now I spend my outdoor time identifying birds, trees, plants, and well... pretty much everything else. Starting on April 20th, I will be starting a PCT NOBO attempt! Join me here as I come to terms with this crazy endeavor, experiment with making my own vegan trail meals, and prepare mentally and physically for the Pacific Crest Trail; not to mention my thoughts and experiences while I'm out there! I hope that reading my blog will show you that if I can do this, you can too! When in doubt, just listen to the little bird on your shoulder (me!). Happy hiking!

Posts

My Thoughts About the PCT | 9 Weeks Out

My Thoughts About the PCT | 9 Weeks Out

As we reach the nine-week mark between me and my PCT hike, I've been thinking more and more about why hiking the trail is important to me. I've made

Feb 12, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
All I Have Left To Do

All I Have Left To Do

First, an Update After last week's debacle, I'd like to take a second to comment on my possible stress fracture scenario! After a few days of

Feb 7, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
I Have Royally Screwed Up

I Have Royally Screwed Up

Several weeks ago I put out a post entitled "What I'm Doing to Prepare." In that post, I talked about how I was going about physically preparing for

Jan 30, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Caring For Tats, Dreads, And Piercings On The Trail

Caring For Tats, Dreads, And Piercings On The Trail

I'm sorry I've been a little AWOL. The last two weeks have been a little time  and energy consuming. It's been so cold here in Michigan that my

Jan 22, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Hungry Hiker Fuel | My Meal And Nutrition Plan

Hungry Hiker Fuel | My Meal And Nutrition Plan

Food A few weeks back I wrote about how I go about finding and making my own vegan backpacking meals. That is all well and good, but what is a bunch

Jan 8, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Pacific Crest Terrors

Pacific Crest Terrors

Assuaging the Fears So you've decided that you want to embark on the crazy journey to hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, 2,650 miles from Mexico to

Dec 29, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Countdown to Campo | My PCT Prep Plan

Countdown to Campo | My PCT Prep Plan

It is official. I begin my 2018 PCT hike in exactly 3 months and 29 days (not that I'm counting or anything). In a third of a year I shall be

Dec 22, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
My Foray into DIY Trail Fodder

My Foray into DIY Trail Fodder

Ahhh, food... That obsessive four-letter word that all dream about whilst on the PCT. I've said it before, and now again; food is truly what hikers

Dec 15, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

I love having only the bare essentials. One of the aspects of hiking I most enjoy, and am greatly looking forward to, is the minimalism. I love

Dec 10, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I'm going to be honest. Lately, I've been feeling pretty blah about the PCT.      Usually, the trail is the first thing I think about when I wake

Dec 1, 2017 : Robin Sorenson