Sarah Lesiecki

Hi there! My name is Sarah but I'm better known as Lil Bear on the trail. I'm 29 years old and grew up an Illinois suburb kid, but have been residing in the city of Chicago for the past five years. I'm a flight attendant as my full time job, and I play in the Chicago Bears Drum Line on the side. I spent a chunk of time hiking the AT this past summer, as I completed about 680 miles of the trail while going back home every few weeks to keep up with my jobs. I'm gearing up for this summer, doing things a little differently this time around, and am excited to be able to share this crazy journey with you as I plan to spend another summer finishing the trail! Update: If you're interested in past hiking posts or what I'm up to during the stay-at-home order, feel free to visit me at!