Im Jean aka Loon or Lady Luck. I got my hiking start in the NH White Mountains hiking the 4k-footers. In 2014 I hiked the lower half of the PCT and since then have been on many a backpacking adventure: Wonderland Trail, Long Trail, Loowit Trail, Goat Rocks, Three Sisters, etc. You might also find me trail running or day hiking. Day jobs may include Geologist, Brewer, Outdoor Gear Sales Specialist, and Gear Production and Gear Designer. Always scheming up the next adventure...
After planning then ditching the idea for a 90-mile section on the PCT from the Ross Lake area via Devils Dome through to Stehekin, due to forecast
After planning and getting psyched for a 90-mile section on the PCT from the Ross Lake area via Devils Dome through to Stehekin, the weather turned
We all know that eating well is important. And if you listen to the details about what's good, what's bad, and what's ugly, your list of edible foods
However, I have been able to get a little mountain fix by giving some trail advice to a friend who is just departing on the John Muir Trail (JMT). I wanted to share some of this Q&A with the Appalachian Trials community in the hopes that it helps a few readers get pumped and prepared their own hike of the JMT - or other trail! This information is just a little primer to get you started, and hopefully answers some of those midst-of-preparation questions as well.
Hate oatmeal? Love grits? Need a corn fix? Or just looking to switch up the 'ol trail breakfast options? Try grits one of these 8 delicious and
Hardcore. Dedicated. Goal-oriented. Living in the shadow of Mt Moosilauke. The Appalachian Trail practically runs through their back yard. An AT
So you think you're ultralight? Think again, hiker friend! Up your game by making your own 7.9 ounce (including tent stakes!) cuben fiber
They say that the most important gear for your backpacking trip is your big 3: pack. sleeping bag. shelter. No doubt the big 3 is critical - these
With a whole entire weekend off and nice weather, why not hike around Mt St Helens?! The Loowit Trail circles Mount St. Helens in 30 miles. Easily
Mud, mud, everywhere and not a drop to drink... My hiking buddy Andrea and I waded through brown mud slicks with hidden roots waiting to trip us.