Sarah

Hi there! Since my plans for a 2020 AT thru-hike have been thwarted, you're most likely to find me making the best of quarantine by running, trying new cooking recipes, and following (very) elementary yoga videos. Fingers crossed for a 2021 hike!

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New Documentary: Nikola Horvat’s “Croatian Long Distance Trail”

New Documentary: Nikola Horvat’s “Croatian Long Distance Trail”

Nikola Horvat opens his new documentary, Croatian Long Distance Trail, with the explanation “I move to get others moving.” This documentary is driven

Feb 24, 2021 : Sarah
Top Backpacker Radio Episodes of 2020

Top Backpacker Radio Episodes of 2020

This has been one insane and difficult year. Everyone's lives have been turned upside down, and normalcy has flown out the window without so much as

Dec 28, 2020 : Sarah
My Favorite Gear for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

My Favorite Gear for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Last week we reviewed Saoirse “Story” Ibargüen’s biggest gear regrets from her 2018 Appalachian Thru-Hike. Now that you know what not to bring on the

Dec 18, 2020 : Sarah
My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

Personally, I don’t subscribe to the belief that I need to admit when I’m “wrong” or “make mistakes.” But fortunately for us, Saoirse “Story”

Dec 10, 2020 : Sarah
How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

So, you're off to hike the Appalachian Trail. You've bought your gear and prepped your pack with advice from gear experts and hiker pros. But how to

Nov 16, 2020 : Sarah
Gregory Packs Introduces New Plus-Sized Backpacking Lineup for Spring 2021

Gregory Packs Introduces New Plus-Sized Backpacking Lineup for Spring 2021

In exciting news for the outdoor community, Gregory Packs is releasing a plus-sized backpacking line for Spring 2021. This marks the first ever plus-sized backpacking line and a major step towards inclusivity in the outdoor community.

Aug 13, 2020 : Sarah
Andrew Skurka Sets New FKT on Pfiffner Traverse

Andrew Skurka Sets New FKT on Pfiffner Traverse

On August 5, Andrew Skurka set the new unsupported Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Pfiffner Traverse. Running on just four hours of sleep, Skurka

Aug 5, 2020 : Sarah
How to Prepare for a Camping Trip During a Pandemic

How to Prepare for a Camping Trip During a Pandemic

Preparing for this camping trip was definitely a different experience than planning for previous ones. We had to anticipate and respond to new challenges posed by the pandemic and pack accordingly (mainly, bringing lots of masks).

Jul 27, 2020 : Sarah
Postponing My Hike

Postponing My Hike

Because as sad as it makes me, I’ve decided to postpone my AT thru hike. I’m not sure when I’ll be heading out, but I’m hoping I will be able to switch to a southbound hike and leave from Maine in June.

Mar 21, 2020 : Sarah
Buying Gear

Buying Gear

I’m sitting cross-legged on the floor, staring up at a wall of shoes. An employee in a green vest approaches and asks if I need help. Absolutely I

Feb 7, 2020 : Sarah