liz thomas

7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Last year, I wrote an article about Niki Rellon is the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail with a prosthetic leg. Niki Rellon Niki Rellon, known by her trail name "Bionic

Nov 16, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
PCT Clothing System: 3 Thru-Hikers Share Apparel Lists, Tweaks, and Best Practices

PCT Clothing System: 3 Thru-Hikers Share Apparel Lists, Tweaks, and Best Practices

This article serves as supplemental information to the advice outlined in her extensive and insightful gear chapter from check out the book! PCT thru-hikers need a real life power suit:

Apr 8, 2016 : Liz Thomas
Unknown Parts: Examining Gender and the Fear of Solitude

Unknown Parts: Examining Gender and the Fear of Solitude

It was happening again. I spent 45 minutes driving to a popular trailhead in Western North Carolina, counted three cars in the parking lot and drove away. I hadn’t even...

Aug 11, 2014 : Carly Moree
Inside the Pro’s Packs with Liz “Snorkel” Thomas

Inside the Pro’s Packs with Liz “Snorkel” Thomas

In 2011, Liz Thomas (trail name: Snorkel) established a new best for the women's unassisted time at 80 days, 13.5 hours.   To give this some perspective, my thru-hike took 150 days-...

Apr 24, 2014 : Zach