Sarah Lesiecki

Hi there! I'm Sarah, also known as Lil Bear on the trail. I'm a 33 year old Chicago-area native. As of September 2023, I can officially say I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail! I hiked it in sections over the course of five years, beginning in 2019. I've been blogging about it on The Trek since 2020. For 2019 trail posts or posts about other things, you can find me at