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Hi, I’m Claire! But some folks know me as Marmot. I’m a thru-hiker and geographer. I’ve completed five thru-hikes so far, and when I’m not on trail I study the interactions between hikers and their environments. I hike for the people, the wildflowers, and surprisingly the food. Follow my blog for my takes on the trail, local histories, fun ecology facts, gourmet backpacking bites, and of course, the best coffee along the way.