Owen Eigenbrot

Above all, Owen loves burritos. They are the reason he wakes, the reason he hikes. His hunger drove him the length of the PCT in 2015, the CDT in 2019, and scatters him to wild places worldwide. An engineer sometimes and hiker trash always, he lives to experience, understand, and help the Earth. www.hikefordays.com

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9 Things I Learned While Working At REI During A Pandemic

9 Things I Learned While Working At REI During A Pandemic

It's a strange time to be alive, and a strange time to work retail. Here's what a I've learned while working at REI during a pandemic.

Aug 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
The Triple-Crown Everyone Should Be Talking About: Thru-hiking In A Warming Climate

The Triple-Crown Everyone Should Be Talking About: Thru-hiking In A Warming Climate

Human caused climate change is changing our planet. How will this affect our trails and what can we do to stop it?

Aug 22, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Caldor Fire Closes More of the PCT Near Lake Tahoe in California

Caldor Fire Closes More of the PCT Near Lake Tahoe in California

The rapidly burning Caldor Fire has forced the US Forest Service to close El Dorado National Forest, including over 50 miles of the PCT around Lake Tahoe.

Aug 19, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
9 Simple Word Games to Spice Up Your Next Backpacking Trip

9 Simple Word Games to Spice Up Your Next Backpacking Trip

When the miles start to drag, what do you do to pass the time? Check out these word games to help get you through those afternoon blues.

Aug 18, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Former University Professor Held on Suspicion of Arson Near PCT

Former University Professor Held on Suspicion of Arson Near PCT

47-year old man is being held on suspicion of starting numerous fires in California, including three near the massive Dixie Fire and PCT.

Aug 13, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Are Solar Panels Worth It For Backpacking?

Are Solar Panels Worth It For Backpacking?

As reliance on personal electronic devices increases in the backcountry, so does our need for portable power. Are solar panels the answer?

Aug 12, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Lightning Strike Kills Backpacker Near Muir Trail Ranch

Lightning Strike Kills Backpacker Near Muir Trail Ranch

On Friday July 30th, a backpacker was fatally struck by lightning as he and his group approached Muir Trail Ranch.  The hikers had been hiking on the

Aug 10, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
11 Unexpected Lessons from the Sierra High Route

11 Unexpected Lessons from the Sierra High Route

Hiking a high route is fundamentally different from on-trail backpacking. However, not all differences are obvious and there is much to learn.

Aug 8, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Nika ‘Early Bird’ Meyers Sets a New Self-Supported Colorado Trail FKT

Nika ‘Early Bird’ Meyers Sets a New Self-Supported Colorado Trail FKT

Nika 'Early Bird' Meyers has set a new female self-supported FKT on the Colorado Trail by hiking the 485-mile trail in under 10 days.

Aug 7, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
One Simple Trick to Keep Your Shoelaces Tied on Your Next Hike

One Simple Trick to Keep Your Shoelaces Tied on Your Next Hike

Do you suffer from chronically loose shoelaces? Try this trick to keep your shoelace knot tied no matter how far you're going.

Aug 5, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot