Tori McGruer

Hello! My name is Tori - and I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2023 as a part of a research project called No Trace Trails.My dream of hiking the PCT started while completing my PhD studying environmental pollution. No Trace Trails merges my love of research and backpacking with the goal of studying trash and microplastics on trails.Follow along to learn more, join the trash team, and see what we find!

Posts

SoCal Snow – And Why We’re Flipping Around the Sierra

SoCal Snow – And Why We’re Flipping Around the Sierra

Mt. Laguna March 30, 2023Our second morning on trail we woke up to a truck pulling into the otherwise empty campground. I immediately unzipped

May 25, 2023 : Tori McGruer
Introducing No Trace Trails

Introducing No Trace Trails

Talking trash The month leading up to the start of our hike felt like chaos. Between wrapping up my current position, interviewing for post-trail

Apr 11, 2023 : Tori McGruer