Lisa Howatt

Hi! Along with my husband/adventure partner, I thru-hiked the PCT in the notoriously challenging 2017 season. Those 5 months of "fire and ice" experience forever molded us and have us always seeking our next adventure. We're now looking towards the Great Divide Trail for 2019, 1130 kilometres of pure Canadian alpine glory. Follow along on our ever continuing journey.

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Trail Profile: The Great Divide Trail, 680 Miles Through the Canadian Rockies

Trail Profile: The Great Divide Trail, 680 Miles Through the Canadian Rockies

The very name “Great Divide Trail” is a bit of a misnomer, implying a walk on a cleared two-foot-wide strip of dirt. Instead, this trail delivers so

Oct 3, 2019 : Lisa Howatt
Gear Review: Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Air Vs. Women’s Ultralight Insulated Air Sleeping Mats

Gear Review: Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Air Vs. Women’s Ultralight Insulated Air Sleeping Mats

Battle of the sleep mats! I put two of Sea to Summit's sleep mats to the test on Canada's Great Divide Trail, starting with the Ultralight Air mat

Aug 26, 2019 : Lisa Howatt
Hiking Among Grizzlies, Prepping for Safety

Hiking Among Grizzlies, Prepping for Safety

When we hiked the PCT in 2017 and bear safety was discussed I would always comment that black bears (which are the most prevalent species on the PCT)

Feb 25, 2019 : Lisa Howatt
Taking the Trail Less Traveled on the Great Divide

Taking the Trail Less Traveled on the Great Divide

We knew we weren’t done. When we finished our first long-distance hike, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in September 2017, we knew we were just biding

Nov 12, 2018 : Lisa Howatt
Quick Eats and Hydration: Suggestions for Fueling on the Go

Quick Eats and Hydration: Suggestions for Fueling on the Go

Once you’ve figured out your meals, you’ll need to put some thought into what you’re consuming in between, along with ways to boost your hydration.

Jan 2, 2018 : Lisa Howatt
Fill The Food Bag: Trail Recipes You Won’t Get Sick Of

Fill The Food Bag: Trail Recipes You Won’t Get Sick Of

So, you’ve decided to thru-hike a long-distance trail. Fantastic idea! Have you put any thought into what you’re going to eat for all those miles?

Dec 8, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
What Happens Now?

What Happens Now?

One day before the 5 month anniversary of our start date, we stepped across the clear cut in the forest that denotes the US-Canadian border and

Sep 29, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Running Out of Trail

Running Out of Trail

Here we are at mile 2,461 with a mere 189 remaining until we reach the Canadian border and we're finally letting ourselves believe that we might

Sep 6, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
1,597 Miles of Change

1,597 Miles of Change

I've been suffering from an acute case of writer's block lately; now that we are well into the second half of our hike (mile 1,597 to be exact,) I

Aug 6, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Water World: PCT Special Edition

Water World: PCT Special Edition

July 04, 8:30 AM  Scene: Five hikers stand on a small grouping of exposed boulders in the middle of a snow field, dripping wet and alternating

Jul 10, 2017 : Lisa Howatt