I’m Lizzie, a 26 year old from Kansas City, Missouri and I love to be outside! When I’m not attempting a thru-hike, I like to stay active with a local Irish Dance group called ‘Ceili at the Crossroads.’ I started Irish dance when I was 5 and it continues to bring me joy. Other than dance, I play recreational Ultimate Frisbee with the Kansas City Utimate League. I also love to read, geocache, do yoga, spoil my 12 year old mini poodle, and attempt new recipes! I successfully completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail last year as ‘Sunshine’ with my ex-boyfriend. Now that I’m single, I’m trying for a new hike and a new trail name. Hike on!
I was the first to reach the Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail on Sept. 28. After a quick three miles downhill, I approached the monument
For the most part, I enjoy hiking alone. I love to jam out to music, take photos; literally smell the flowers and needles that surround the trail.
I didn’t make it too far after summiting Mt. Whitney. We descended to the Crab Tree campground, packed our things, and hiked the one mile back to the
My campsite before the aqueduct was my first night camping alone. I both loved and hated it; the solitude was great until every rustle of leaves
I have never in my life put so much conscious effort into my water intake. In the real world, I carry a Nalgene around and fill it up throughout the
It doesn’t take much to please a thru-hiker. In fact, I would say most hikers out here are simply ecstatic with the prospect of reliable water.
Guys- the desert is surprisingly wonderful. There are many redeeming qualities in the desert that make up for the heat, such as scenery, flowers,
I write this as I stare out into the Pacific Ocean, which I currently dub as too cold to swim in. How funny since only a short two hours ago I sat on