Category: Hiking + Backpacking

Continental Divide Trail 2020…and the Coronavirus

If you are reading this post, then you have most definitely heard of the coronavirus.  It’s a scary, confusing, and difficult time for many of us, and I know we all are looking forward to the day this nightmare is over. But the point of this post is to talk about how COVID-19 has negatively

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How Much Should You Save to Thru-Hike?

Before we start, I should obviously mention that there is no “right” amount of money to save for a thru-hike.  Finances on trail, like in normal life, fluctuate depending on who is spending the money.  We all have different wants, needs, and income, so therefore it is near impossible to give anyone an exact number.

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How I Am Preparing to Hike 2,650 Miles

​The most commonly asked question I get regarding my upcoming Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike is, “How are you physically preparing?” To answer, I always stare deeply into their eyes, let a few moments of silence pass us by, maybe even grab their hand, then respond ever-so-passionately, “Binge eating.”  And then I wink while blowing a kiss. Ok,

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How To Start Backpacking (And Why You Should Try It)

Female travel blogger backpack - Jennifer Mabus

Backpacking is such a weird concept if you think about it.  You spend a bunch of money to basically become homeless for a chunk of time.  You don’t (typically) get to shower, use a toilet, or sometimes even eat hot food.  You sleep on the ground, you exert yourself to the point of exhaustion each

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