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I'm Jamie, trail name Ivy, and I'm stoked to join the long distance backpacking world after years of listening to podcasts, doing trail maintenance, lurking in backpacking forums, and planning epic trips in my head. I live in Manhattan, and when I'm not out on weekend hiking trips, I like lifting heavy sh*t with my gym buddies and following it up with bottomless brunch. Read about my September, 2020 hike on the southern portion of Vermont's Long Trail while I prepare to conquer the north next year!