Category: backpacking

Pacific Northwest Trail Sections 9 & 10 – Olympic National Park

We’re wrapping up a westbound thruhike of the ~1200 mile Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) as part of a group of six lean, tan superheroes. Read our experience hiking through Olympic National Park from the high mountain passes to the 60 mile beach walk to… Continue Reading “Pacific Northwest Trail Sections 9 & 10 – Olympic National Park”

Pacific Northwest Trail Section 2 – Eureka, MT to BONNERS Ferry, ID

We’re out on a thruhike of the 1200 mile Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) as part of a group of six experienced hikers. Read our experience getting our collective butts kicked on the rugged and challenging PNT in Section 2. Click here to read Section… Continue Reading “Pacific Northwest Trail Section 2 – Eureka, MT to BONNERS Ferry, ID”

Pacific Northwest Trail Section 1 – GLACIER National Park to Eureka, MT

After riding 2200 miles of the Western Wildlands Route on our bicycles, we stashed our bikes in Missoula (thank you Bicycle Hangar!!), bussed to Whitefish, and met up with the gang in Glacier National Park to begin a 1200 mile westbound thruhike of the… Continue Reading “Pacific Northwest Trail Section 1 – GLACIER National Park to Eureka, MT”

Summer of Summits: Maroon Bells & Pyramid Peak

Day 37 – 10 miles biking / +500 ft elevation gain After completing Castle and Conundrum Peaks, we were stoked for a day off. Aspen was our winter home, and we were excited to see some familiar faces. We spent our day eating a… Continue Reading “Summer of Summits: Maroon Bells & Pyramid Peak”

Hiking the Historic Chilkoot Trail

Bekah and I have been staying pretty busy this summer with our jobs, guiding bike tours in Skagway, AK. While we have been getting out frequently for day hikes and long bike rides, our work schedule hasn’t allowed us much time for many overnight… Continue Reading “Hiking the Historic Chilkoot Trail”

Thruhiking the Arizona Trail – Superior to Flagstaff

We are having a blast hiking the incredibly beautiful Arizona Trail! We’ve been from the desert floor to alpine mountain tops and back again and have completed about 570 miles of nearly 800 miles in 23 days. Here’s our week 3 breakdown… Day 14.… Continue Reading “Thruhiking the Arizona Trail – Superior to Flagstaff”

Thruhiking the Arizona Trail: Mexico to Superior

Well, I usually try to break these posts up into smaller pieces, but I haven’t had signal or wifi or time, so I’m gonna do my best to keep this 300 mile post brief. Holy cow,  WOWZA, the Arizona Trail is a banger. Nonstop… Continue Reading “Thruhiking the Arizona Trail: Mexico to Superior”

What to Expect from a NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course

This February, Sean and I decided to expand our outdoor education by taking a 9 day Wilderness First Responder (WFR, commonly called Woofer) course accredited by the internationally recognized National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Although not required by our upcoming guide jobs in Alaska… Continue Reading “What to Expect from a NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course”

Powered by Plants – Vegan Backpacking on a Thruhike

Is it possible to thruhike vegan?  ABSOLUTELY 100%!!! Since adopting a vegan lifestyle in 2017, my husband and I have hiked nearly 4000 miles on a plant based diet including about 500 miles on the Colorado Trail (CT), over 2500 on the Continental Divide… Continue Reading “Powered by Plants – Vegan Backpacking on a Thruhike”

Thruhiking the Conti D: An Overview of the Continental Divide Trail

CDT 2018 Overview Our Stats Mexico – Canada, Northbound April 25 – August 18 Total Miles Walked – 2530.5 116 Days 12 0-Mile Days Miles Per Day Average – 21.8 Miles Per Day Average w/o 0’s – 24.3 Most Miles in 1 Day –… Continue Reading “Thruhiking the Conti D: An Overview of the Continental Divide Trail”

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