Sarah Lesiecki

Hi there! I'm Sarah, also known as Lil Bear on the trail. I'm a 31 year old Chicago-area native. The year 2022 means it's my fourth year section hiking the Appalachian Trail and my third year blogging about it on The Trek! I started hiking the trail in 2019 and have since covered about 1,650 miles. I have 542 total miles left to complete, spread out across three different sections. Join me this year as I continue the goal of completing the entire trail :) For 2019 trail posts or posts about other things, you can find me at