Sarah Lesiecki

Hi there! I'm Sarah, also known as Lil Bear on the trail. I'm a 32 year old Chicago-area native. The year 2023 means it's my fifth year section hiking the Appalachian Trail and my fourth year blogging about it on The Trek! I started hiking the trail in 2019 and have about 380 miles left to complete. Join me this year as I continue my goal of completing the entire trail :) For 2019 trail posts or posts about other things, you can find me at