Jean Taggart

I’m 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...

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Three Days In Goat Rocks

Three Days In Goat Rocks

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

Sep 13, 2016 : Jean Taggart
9 Highlights from the Three Sisters Loop

9 Highlights from the Three Sisters Loop

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

Sep 13, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Healthy Trail Food: The Good, The Organic, The Non-GMO

Healthy Trail Food: The Good, The Organic, The Non-GMO

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

Aug 7, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Trail Advice For A Newbie On The JMT

Trail Advice For A Newbie On The JMT

I have a confession - I have been going on pathetically few hikes this summer! Combine too much work, sweltering Utah heat that I'm just not

Jul 25, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Trail Food: Grits 8 Ways

Trail Food: Grits 8 Ways

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

Jul 11, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Interview With New Hampshire Hikers – Nancy and Charlie Foote

Interview With New Hampshire Hikers – Nancy and Charlie Foote

Hardcore. Dedicated. Goal-oriented. Living in the shadow of Mt Moosilauke. The Appalachian Trail practically runs through their back yard. An AT

Jun 27, 2016 : Jean Taggart
MYOG: Make Your Own Ultralight Breathable Tarp Poncho

MYOG: Make Your Own Ultralight Breathable Tarp Poncho

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

May 22, 2016 : Jean Taggart
The Little (Dirty) Dozen

The Little (Dirty) Dozen

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

May 9, 2016 : Jean Taggart
11 Reasons You Have to Hike the Mount St Helens Loowit Trail

11 Reasons You Have to Hike the Mount St Helens Loowit Trail

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

Apr 24, 2016 : Jean Taggart
50 Shades of Brown: An Ode to the Long Trail of Vermont

50 Shades of Brown: An Ode to the Long Trail of Vermont

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.

Apr 12, 2016 : Jean Taggart